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First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights

Worship with Us

Join us for uplifting worship Sunday morning in the Chapel at 9:00 am (Modern) or the Sanctuary at 10:30 am (Traditional). 

The service will be livestreamed and 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 hold fast to the truth that all of us are beloved children of God. We seek to listen, learn, and act in partnership with the people that welcome us to their communities.

Upcoming Mission & Learning Trips

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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Bless the Lent We Actually Have

Our 2024 Lenten Guide

Lent is an incredible moment for the spiritual honesty we are practicing here. Together, we’re going to bless the days we have, while longing for the future God promised when there will be no tears, no pain, no email. 

We have selected forty blessings that you might use in the days leading up to Lent. This guide includes scriptures to read, discussion questions, and a place to reflect on the journey through Lent. Our hope and prayer is that we can understand that our actual days—pain-filled, lovely, ordinary, garbage—might be blessed.

202406mar12:10 pmWednesdays @ Noon - Samantha Bittle

202416mar9:00 amService Saturday

202417mar4:00 pmFirst Presbyterian Talent ShowConcert Series

202424mar9:00 amProcession of the PalmsPalm Sunday Service

202427mar12:10 pmWeds @ Noon – Christopher Urban

202428mar7:00 pmMaundy ThursdaySpecial Worship Service

202429mar7:00 pmGood Friday Service

202430mar10:00 amEaster Egg Hunt

202431mar7:00 amEaster Sunrise Breakfast

Mark Your Calendars!

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

202406mar12:10 pmWednesdays @ Noon - Samantha Bittle

202416mar9:00 amService Saturday

202417mar4:00 pmFirst Presbyterian Talent ShowConcert Series

202424mar9:00 amProcession of the PalmsPalm Sunday Service

202427mar12:10 pmWeds @ Noon – Christopher Urban

202428mar7:00 pmMaundy ThursdaySpecial Worship Service

202429mar7:00 pmGood Friday Service

202430mar10:00 amEaster Egg Hunt

202431mar7:00 amEaster Sunrise Breakfast

The Latest Message:

Upside-Down Law

March 3, 2024

Rev. Laura Sherwood

Church News

Calling ALL TALENTS!

Calling ALL TALENTS of Arlington Heights!! First Pres will be hosting our Annual Talent show on Sunday, March 17th, at 4pm and we invite everyone in the community to come share their talents! If you sing, play an instrument, tell a good story, juggle or even tell a...

Annual Congregational Meeting Feb. 11 – Your feedback needed.

For those of you who could not attend, please find time to watch the video, read the report packets, and submit your feedback (links below).  There is a lot of information to ponder and assess but the journey has begun, and we will travel this road together. If you...

One Great Hour of Sharing

February 14 – March 31 Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education and opportunity. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) 1. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 2....

Keep Someone Warm in Winter

On our cold winter nights, it is wonderful to have a warm house and a cozy blanket to wrap ourselves in. Not everyone is lucky to have that warmth and comfort. During the month of February, Presbyterian Women will be collecting for the Church World Services Blanket...

Invite a Neighbor to Family Night Wednesday, March 20

Wednesday, March 20 is Fred Rogers’ birthday and we will be celebrating at First Pres Family Night. There will be dinner, activities and a small neighborhood build to celebrate the message of community that Mr. Rogers spread throughout his life. Invitations for you to...

Join the Golf League

The First Pres Golf League is organizing teams for the 2024 season at Palatine Hills Golf Course. During May through August, we will have Tuesday evening tee-times for 9 hole rounds. Whether you are already a great golfer or just learning how to play, you are welcome...

Donate Easter Flowers

Please consider being a part of transforming the church into the beautiful display of lilies, tulips, and other colorful plants as we celebrate Easter. Presbyterian Women will be accepting suggested $40 donations to support the purchase of these plants on February 18,...

Thank you from RefugeeOne

“Dear First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights Members, On behalf of the clients and staff of RefugeeOne, THANK YOU for your generous donations of household goods. Three Arlington Heights congregations – you, FUMCAH, and St. John UCC – collected enough items to...

Concerts

Featured Videos

And…

This is a short film by Rev. Alexander Lang shown at his last sermon on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Over the last summer, Alex interviewed various people in the congregation, asking them to reflect on where we’ve been as a church and where we’re going as a community.

At the end of the film is poem written by Rev. Lang entitled And… The reason for the title is that “and” is a conjunction that is used to connect words, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly. It takes something that came before and connects it with something that comes after. This is what Rev. Lang’s last sermon was about: Connecting past, present and future.

Invisible Shield – Special Film from Easter Sunday

Guest Speaker Susan Burton

The Forest