Our Ministries

First Presbyterian is a family church. We involve all the generations in reaching out to those in need and celebrating worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. First Presbyterian has Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:15 on Sunday mornings. Kids also participate fully in worship services:

  • Reading, ushering and greeting

  • Providing special music

  • Participating in a weekly children’s moment

  • Providing a youth service fully “staffed” by Sunday School once a year

  • Lighting advent candles and Christmas caroling to shut-ins


Both adults and children share in the many mission activities in and outside of the church:

  • Visiting Oak Crest nursing home for holidays

  • Volunteering at our Summer music camp

  • Purchasing toys for needy children at Christmas

  • Writing letters and drawing pictures for "Bread for the World"

  • Giving to a benevolence fund that supports many charities in Elgin and around the world


Engage in church life with these opportunities:

  • Adult Chancel Music Program

  • Men’s Breakfast

  • Seasonal Study Groups

  • Adult Book Discussion

  • Lunch Bunch

  • Deacons

  • Session and Church Committees

  • Lay Liturgist