First Presbyterian Church of Waukegan

our mission

"Verse of the Day"
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             Church Home            122 north martin luther king jr. avenue, waukegan, il 60085 
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) denomination

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 Recent sermons have been archived: click on the "Worship" tab to the left, then click on "Sermons" to see the list.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.







“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Romans 15:4

Adult Sunday School – Our regular adult class studies relevant aspects of God's Word, including individual books of the Bible, sharing our faith, and The Westminster Shorter Catechism recently. Lively discussions are a staple of this group. The class meets in the Chapel in the Christian Education Building.

Adult Fellowship – Jeff and Joy DeLay are hosting a time of discussion and study for adults in the Church’s nursery. The nursery is on the first floor of the Christian Education building.

High School Sunday School – Mr. Wideburg’s class meets on the second floor of the Christian Education building. This group examines Biblical truths and contemporary issues.

Junior High Sunday School – Ms. Clark's class meets in the first room to the right at the top of the south end stairs on the second floor of the Christian Education building. They are currently studying the Presbyterian curriculum for middle school:  "I Know My Bible".  This is a survey course and they are currently looking at First and Second Kings.

Elementary Sunday School – Ms. Eikenberry’s class is using David C. Cook curriculum.  They are studying characters from the Old Testament and how God has worked in their lives.

Pre-School Sunday School – Ms. Schultz and Ms. DesJardins’ meet in Room 3 next to lounge kitchen. They are learning about the first seven days of the earth. They do this through Bible verses and coloring sheets that the students can take home. Sunday School classes start at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m.


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