Choose Love. Be the Light. Change the World.

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First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights

Worship with Us

Join us for uplifting worship Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30 am in the Sanctuary.  Currently, all indoor activities require a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Live streaming for both worship services is available. Video of the sermon will be posted here on the website as soon as possible following the service.

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Stand & Serve with Us

We stand for inclusivity, and we stand with all those affected by bigotry, injustice, and systemic racism. We hold fast to the truth that all of us are beloved children of God. We see you. We hear you. We stand with you!

Social Justice Work

Learn & Play
with Us

We’ve got programs for infants through retirees and everyone in between.

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Make Music
with Us

If you can play it, we’ve got a group for you!

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The Session of First Pres is concerned about the future viability of our congregation. With so many churches shutting down because of lack of participation, we find ourselves at an important crossroads: we still have strength in numbers and resources, but the pandemic has severely impacted our participation, which threatens to cause a precipitous decline. NOW’S THE CHANCE FOR YOU TO STEP UP AND SIGN UP TO HELP! Learn more and sign up to get more involved in our programming on our ALL IN page.

202202feb12:10 pmWednesdays @ Noon: Dr. Derek Nickels, organ

202202feb7:00 pmParenting Class

202213febAll DayOrgan Fest Goes to the Movies

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Don’t miss these exciting upcoming events. Click the button below to see our full church calendar.

202202feb12:10 pmWednesdays @ Noon: Dr. Derek Nickels, organ

202202feb7:00 pmParenting Class

202213febAll DayOrgan Fest Goes to the Movies

The Latest Message:

2. Prayer Doesn’t Change God

January 22, 2022

Rev. Alex Lang

Church News

All Church Book Drive for Children & Youth

Give the gift of reading by donating a NEW Children’s or Young Adult book to the Children’s Ministries Book Drive to support Bernie’s Book Bank. The benefits of reading go beyond ABC’s and 123’s. Reading impacts children for the rest of their lives. Confidence soars....

One Book, One Church

Coming in February – One Book One Church In honor of Black History Month, Stone Catchers will sponsor a community reading of the book Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. This book will help us to continue our discussions about race and how we work towards...

Meet Steve, Interim Pastor

My name is Steve Howery and I’ll be filling in for Judy in worship and pastoral care while she is on medical leave. I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I am a native Illini. I was born in Chicago and graduated from Libertyville High School. I was confirmed in...

Pastor Judy on Leave Until March 1

As many of you know, Rev. Judy Hockenberry had a medical emergency in November where she ended up in the ICU. Although Judy is now home, she requires time to heal, rest and recuperate. The Session has approved a medical leave of absence from December 1 through...

Blanket Drive

On our cold nights in January and February, it is wonderful to have a warm house and a cozy blanket to wrap yourself in. Not everyone is lucky to have that warmth and comfort. During the months of January and February, PW will be collecting for the Blanket Drive. This...


Carols from Around the World

Chancel Choir, Chancel Handbell Choir, Men’s Chorus, and orchestra present a concert of seasonal favorites to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year, we will be sharing Christmas Carols from around the world. Hear music from the United...

Featured Videos

The Forest

Guest Speaker Stephen Bright

Easter Requiem

Choose love.
Be the light.
Change the world.