News & Events
About First Pres

Contact Us

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Annual Activities for Children

Christmas and Easter

 We offer special worship services for children and their families on Christmas Eve and on Good Friday.


During July, we offer a week of VBS (Vacation Bible School) for children age 4 (by first day of VBS) through incoming 4th grade, and RSG (Ready, Set, Go!) for incoming 5th-7th graders. The week ends on Friday evening with a program and ice cream social for the entire family.

VBS runs from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm daily and includes lively games and singing, learning about people in the Bible, discussing life lessons, learning about and participating in mission projects, and making arts and crafts. Each year a special mission project provides opportunities for children to give to those in need in many countries around the world.

RSG runs from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily and includes singing, large group presentation, small group discussions on spiritual and life issues, games, and daily adventurous field trips. Our high school students provide music and relevant leadership for these middle schoolers. All field trips are chaperoned by adults as well. Wednesday is "Make a Difference Day," which has included mission service activities such as a car wash to raise donations for our youth summer service trips and collection of food for the Oak Park Food Pantry.

Family Service Projects

We have annual mission opportunities for families to serve together.


Last Published: February 22, 2019 6:20 PM
 wheelchair First Presbyterian Church of River Forest | 7551 Quick Ave | River Forest, IL 60305 | (708) 366-5822 | Contact Us | Site Map | Site Credits   facebk twitter youtubeinstagram