First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016


These are exciting times on the corner of Lincoln and Main!

While our weekly bulletin, newsletter,, and are the best sources to keep our calendars up to date, here are some upcoming opportunities:

1. VBS is June 5 - 9!  Aside from a leaders meeting today in the youth room after the second service, just call (815) 544-6402 for how you can help as well as keep your parental and congregational baptismal promises;

2. Don't miss the buffet dinner fundraiser for our Compassion Closet on May 31 from 5-7 at  Belvidere Moose on Beloit Road;

3. PW Potluck and Bingo on June 14 at 6 in our Fellowship Hall;

4. We will be joining other faithfully patriotic churches for our annual "Heritage Days" worship and concert on June 26 at 10 in our Community Building.  Our first service in the chapel will be as regularly scheduled (7:20);

5. The good news is we are spending more than we are bringing in; especially when it comes to mission and continuing renovations.  Don't forget to bless as blessed during the "dry" months of the summer;

6. Don't forget your extra mile offerings for our mission of the month - - that reaches more and more and more folks with the gospel; and

7. We have two folks in our family of faith with limited resources who are facing large dental bills.  If our Lord is nudging you to help, please contact Karen or Kathie in the office.

There are so many opportunities to grow and serve on the corner of Lincoln and Main!

And don't forget to invite, welcome, include, and love!

Blessings and Love!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 5, 2016


Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer.

We begin the day with a prayer breakfast at the Community Building. 

The prayer breakfast commences at 7:30 a.m. and concludes before 9:00 a.m.

Inaugurated by Ginny and Ev and led by Mayor Fred for many years, the Thunder Park Circle of Prayer starts at noon.

Blessings and Love!

P.S. Last night's concert with thanks to Carl was awesome with the undeniable presence and persuasion of the Holy Spirit.  If you missed it, you can hear it via

Friday, April 29, 2016

Symphony of Nations

Join us May 3rd at 7:00 PM for a special performance by 

Symphony of Nations

Symphony of Nations is an international group of musicians and artists who live and work in the border triangle of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

Do you ever feel lost? God is your lighthouse. When boats are at sea the lighthouse is there to keep them safe. When you feel like you are lost, just look towards God, He will show you the way. God uses many ways to keep you safe. He uses the Bible, which is his word, prayer, people, situations, music, and even dreams. God promises that you are never be alone for He is with you. He holds His hand out to help you, but it is up to you to reach for His hand. When you reach for His hand you will see the light. The closer your relationship is to God the brighter the light shines. Jesus was sent to earth to show us all the way. By following Jesus, God is showing you the way. Remember, listen to God and follow Jesus, and you will not be lost.

By Danielle Larson

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