First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

Do you ever ask yourself "Why me God?" God knows your potential. He has made you even more precious than diamonds. Diamonds are made under extreme pressure and temperature, and the hardest substance. Every trial that you go through makes you stronger, and helps to bring out your inner beauty and potential. God is with you the entire time, and will not leave you. Even though you may feel like you are all alone during the tough times, know that God is making you an even better you. With each trial you face you are becoming stronger.

Danielle Larson

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

Mes amis,

People continue to ask how last Sunday's broadcast of the message about a personal relationship with God can be heard again or forwarded to someone else.

It is now in the archives of; and if you are having troubles getting it, you can reach station founder and manager Bill at or call him at (815) 544-6402.

Today's KD at 11:30 a.m. on will be a rebroadcast of "November 8, 2016" with some predictions and commentary; but I am hoping, when I am doing penance next Tuesday, that Bill can rebroadcast the message about a personal relationship with God.

So if you'd like to, uh, whatever with it, you can get it now by going to the archives of or maybe listening next Tuesday at 11:30 a.m by just clicking on

While I don't keep track of such things, several folks have talked about it, uh, personally, and want to make it available to others.

Blessings and Love!

Monday, February 1, 2016

By Danielle Larson

Do you feel alone? Jesus is ALWAYS with you. He will NEVER leave you or forsake you. He carries you during the hard times, and holds your hand the rest of the times. Jesus LOVES you unconditionally, so there is no way He will ever stop.  Even with the walls you put up around your heart and life. He will forgive you if you ask, and will wipe the slate clean. Even in the dark times that we live in, He is there for us shining His light. If you feel alone just ask Jesus into your life, and you will know that you are not alone. Remember this, Jesus LOVES you and will NEVER leave you.

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016


Every once in a while, someone outside of our family of faith asks, "What is a personal relationship with God?"

Well, if you know someone like that, that's what the message will be about this Sunday at 7:20 and 10:00 a.m.

If they live out of town, direct their attention to the live broadcast of the 10:00 a.m. service available by clicking on

Blessings and Love!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Eve Service Times

Christmas Eve Services will be held 
on Thursday December 24th at

4 PM in the Sanctuary


11 PM in the Chapel

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015


Don't miss...

...The "Spirit of Life Chorus" in concert on the corner of L&M this coming Sunday (December 6) at 4:30 p.m. in our sanctuary.  It's a 75+ person choir!  Annnnnnnd there's a free meal after the concert!  Annnnnnd Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them."  Excellent!  What a great opportunity to invite folks to worship with us!  We know folks can be skittish or something about inviting people to hear our messages and especially those moments for children by our pastor and long prayers and...  As silly/crazy as it sounds, we know it takes a lot to get some people to worship the Lord who has provided eternal life and abundant living by grace through faith in Jesus on any kinda, you know, regular basis as in getting it/Him; but what an overwhelming opportunity this week!  Have you ever read James 5:19-20?  And speaking of James...

...Legendary devotional writer Don Skaar is leading a study of James as part of Deeper Discipleship on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in our Bored/Board room.

...The opportunity to support our adult choir by volunteering for about an hour on Sundays after worship to help with child care.  O.K., so you don't have a gift to sing; but you do praise God for those who do and help align our hearts with Him/His.  And you want to show your support for the adult choir, right?  Well, here's your chance; and my guess is the Holy Spirit is nudging some folks who are reading this right now to...

Blessings and Love!