First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Script #152


Just a few reminders about this week's calendar on the corner of Lincoln and Main as we celebrate, recall, and pray to preserve our independence.

BBs will meet as usual on Tuesday.

DD will not meet on Wednesday evening.

Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

We're always available anyway.

Blessings and Love!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Script #151

Mes amis!


Worship in Chapel at 7:20 a.m.

Worship at Community Building at 10 a.m.
Patriotic Program
"Honoring God and Country"

Be there or be...


Blessings and Love!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Script #150


Though it's been highlighted in weekly bulletins,, newsletters, and, some folks are still asking about this week's calendar.

While I urge you to check those bulletins and newsletters along with and so you don't miss anything, here are three things that folks keep asking about:

This Friday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Patriotic Program Rehearsal
Community Building

This Sunday, June 30 at 7:20 a.m.
Worship in Chapel

This Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Patriotic Program at 10:00 a.m.
Community Building

While we try our best to keep everyone informed through weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters,, and, never hesitate to call (815) 544-6403 for more information about our beacon for Jesus and safe haven for all.

Blessings and Love!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Script #149


While all 114 of the registerd children of VBS probably won't make it, many will be singing some of their joyously contagious songs during the second service on Sunday!





Blessings and Love!

Script #148

Sisters/Brothers/Family in, through, and for Jesus,

I've been running a little poll: "When did the revival really pick up speed on the corner of Lincoln and Main?"


A handful of flattering suggestions.

References to pruning and purging.


Return of Sunday School.

Resurrection of 4 well-attended adult SS classes.

Unleashing of DOMA.

Wineskin-expanded Praise Team.

Affirmation and applause for all of our musical gifts.

Playground (Gift and Family of Faith Construction)

Romans 16 identification and isolation of inhibitions to Christocentrically Biblical witnesses like...

Extended care of family and beyond via on-site therapist.

Positive VBS inertia.


Surely, all of the above except the flattering suggestions.

While I may be wrong but don't think I am or I wouldn't mention it, I am convinced His power was especially released by our selfless, sacrificial, inconvenient, persistent, consistent, and continuing response substantively and incarnationally to the Joplin tornado and establishment of our First Response Team (You!) in concert with sister/brother/family congregations (parochial and ecumenical).

I am even more convinced that the revival will kick into overdrive and move off the charts in Biblical ways when we become temporarily inconvenienced to help feed the hungry (souls and bellies) in forthcoming alliances that will stun the religionists in Belvidere, Boone/McHenry/Winnebago Counties, our/other franchises, and beyond while encouraging/emboldening women/men/girls/boys who hunger and thirst for an authentic relationship with Jesus and people who really love Jesus.

The disgraces of ecclesiastical/egotistical segregation, separation, and schism along with those walls of denominational divisions so insulting to what Jesus had in mind for us in John 17 are about to..."Priests/Pastors/People, tear down this wall!"

As the playground has added daily color and invitational, welcoming, including, and loving winsomeness to the north side of the campus, we're gonna resurrect those yellow family of faith signs and post 'em over bland spots and then blare our goal, ambition, and prayer:

"A Beacon for Jesus!"

"A Safe Haven for Everyone!"

Stay tuned to,, weekly bulletins, regular newsletters, and scripts for updates that will announce increasing movement from trickles to rivers of living water.

Jesus: "It's time!  The Kingdom of God is near!  Seek forgiveness, change your actions, and believe this good news!"

Blessings and Love!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vacation Bible School Closing Program!

Kingdom Rock!!!

Vacation Bible School

Closing Program


8:00 p.m.

Come for the Program!
Stay for the Ice Cream!

Well over 100 Children Registered

to Attend Sunday - Thursday!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Script #146


A big thank you to everyone who is sacrificing time and energies to introduce girls and boys to Jesus on the corner of Lincoln and Main every week and this week during Vacation Bible School.

You are keeping your baptismal promises!

There are so many ways for all of us to honor Him which always helps everyone on the corner of Lincoln and Main.

Just go to for complete announcements, listings, and opportunities.

Just go to for programming like Confessing Moments, Crazy Love, and live broadcasts of Sunday morning worship services at 10 a.m.  And don't forget is reaching more and more and more folks with gospeling and needs your prayers and extra mile offerings to reach more and more and...

BTW, several adult Sunday School classes refuse to take a recess for the summer and Deeper Discipleship won't stop either; so go back to or call 815-544-6402 so you don't miss...

BTW(2), don't miss the closing program and party of VBS on Thursday around 8!





Blessings and Love!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Script #145


Three big events this weekend!

Saturday - Community Picnic
                   1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
                   Invite! Welcome! Include!

Sunday -   Vacation Bible School Begins
                   6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
                   Invite! Welcome! Include!

Sunday -   Worship at 7:20 and 10:00 a.m.
                  Invite! Welcome Include!

Blessings and Love!