News of the Church

Food Pantry Drive

This Father's Day, YOU can honor our heavenly father by helping those in need. Please bring one or more of the following much-needed items for the La Grange Area food pantry by Thursday, June 20: Bar Soap, Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toothbrushes, Laundry Detergent, Cereal, Canned Veggies/Fruit, Canned Pasta (SpaghettiOs, Beefaroni, etc.) and Boxed Macaroni & Cheese. Collection carts are located in the Narthex.

Panera Fundraiser During Vacation bible school

Support FPCLG children's ministries by eating Panera!

On Tuesday, June 18, Panera in La Grange Park (439 N. La Grange Rd.) will donate 20% of purchases between 4:00-8:00 p.m. to our children’s ministry programs if you show our flyer.

If you order online, be sure to use promo code PRFUND.

Commuter Concert Series

Our next concert is on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Desirée Hassler, in addition to singing in the full-time chorus at Lyric Opera of Chicago, has sung and covered roles at Lyric in Tannhäuser, Oklahoma!, Manon, Macbeth, Boris Godunov, Show Boat, Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier. With masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, she currently serves on the voice faculty of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she teaches voice and music history courses. There is no admission charge. Free-will offerings are received for the musicians at the Commuter Concerts.

vacation cross trainers registration

All incoming 6th-8th graders are welcome to join our FPCLG Vacation Cross Trainers (VCT), July 29-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This year we will be heading out to Working Bikes, HARPS horse rescue, Helping Hands and Sharing Connections local missions, in addition to a fun and meaningful day of getting to know each other and doing mission preparation. Register online at! The cost is $50. Spots are limited. If you have questions, email Diane at


On Sunday, August 4, we will participate in an Interdenominational Community Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. at Gordon Park in La Grange. There will not be a service in our building that morning.


If you're interested in joining the church or just learning more about First Presbyterian Church of La Grange (FPCLG), please contact the Church Office at or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities. 

Sermons Available in Podcast Form

Great news! You can subscribe to hear FPCLG sermons as podcasts through iTunes or your favorite content distributor. Search “FPCLG Sermons” for downloads. 

“You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes

Many thanks to our generous congregation for supporting the “You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes project for people going through cancer treatment. If you are aware or become aware of anyone of any age to whom you would like to give one of these totes, please let your deacon know or contact the Church Office.


Donations for the La Grange Area Food Pantry may be placed in the designated box in the east cloister anytime. June’s non-food “item of the month” is personal deodorant.


Each week during the growing season, a basket will be set out in the Narthex for produce donations. Help us to “Share the Harvest” with the La Grange Area Food Pantry.

‘Suits for Success’ 

If you have any men’s or women’s casual, business casual and dress wear (no ties, purses or belts, please) that you would like to donate, please label your items “Suits for Success” and hang them on the coat rack near the basement (parking lot) entrance, outside of Fellowship Hall. Donations will go to men and women being released from prison to wear for job interviews.

Sponsor a New Hymnal

Glory to God is the new Presbyterian hymnal. With a $25 contribution, you can sponsor a hymnal to help us cover our hymnal replacement costs and dedicate it in honor or memory of a loved one; a commemorative plate will be affixed to the inner cover of the hymnal. Click here to read more about Glory to God as well as our plan for the blue hymnals, and click here for the sponsorship order form, which may be turned in to the Church Office.


Did you know that every time you shop online at, you can donate a percentage of your purchase to our church? Click here to link your existing account with First Presbyterian Church of La Grange. From then on, the only thing you do differently is begin at whenever you shop Amazon.  

2019 “PER CAPITA” AMOUNT IS $34.22

Each year, PC(USA) churches pay to support the work of their Presbytery, Regional Synod and National General Assembly based on each church’s total membership. You help us to cover this cost by paying the $34.22 per capita amount for each member of our church in your household. Per capita contributions may be placed in the offering, made through our website or sent in to the Church Office. Contact Lynn Huck at 708.354.0771 or with questions.  


Online giving on our website allows you to make one-time donations or set up recurring payments by charging your checking account, savings account or credit card through one of the industry leading vendors for secure payment processing. A confirmation e-mail is sent to you for each gift, and a record of your gifts is also visible to you. It is very quick and easy. To make an online gift, click this link. There is no need to set up an account, but taking a few minutes to do so will make it easier to track your giving history as well as make subsequent or recurring gifts.