Essentials of Our Faith
Our beliefs, and those of the EPC
The First Presbyterian Church of Waukegan is a church family committed to a faithful walk with God and comprising people from all sorts of backgrounds. The goals outlined in our Mission Statement at the top of this page reflect our belief that the Bible is God's trustworthy message to us, a message that demands our attention and addresses our deepest needs. It teaches us the following key ideas:
God is the good and powerful creator of all things, including mankind.
Evil and guilt have separated mankind from God. Jesus, the Son of God, died and returned to life to mend that separation.
Those who trust in Jesus are forgiven by God, have new life from God, and will spend eternity with Him.
Those who trust in Jesus should gather to encourage and teach each other.
Flavoring our worship with quality music is an important aspect of our church's ministry and legacy. We are gifted with many who sing, play instruments and ring bells. Many more appreciate those who are blessed with these gifts. While we are serious about our faith and trust in our Lord, we are a good-natured group which loves to laugh together and fellowship over food. (Attending one of our legendary potluck meals will serve as testimony to that.)
We are easy to find in a gentrifying area just west of Waukegan's downtown. Situated immediately north of City Hall and south of the Methodist church, there is plenty of free parking. Recent sermons have been archived: click on the "Worship" tab to the left, then click on "Sermons" to see the list.
Feel free to contact us through this site or visit us any Sunday morning!
We are pleased to be members of The Confessing Church Movement.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.