Small Group Opportunities
At First Pres there is something for everyone. If you would like to begin a small group or be involved with a small group and need help finding a group that fits you, please contact Dale Ambler.
Refresh - a women's group gathering for prayer and support at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Project Linus - a group that meets to make blankets for area children in need. All are invited to join us, even if you don't sew, many blankets are no-sew fleece and no sewing skill is needed. Join us at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday of each month in Hoffman Hall.
Centering Prayer- a small group focused on learning an effective method of silent prayer while enjoying the fellowship of others on this journey. We meet at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Room 210.
Pat's Prayer Circle - a group that meets the last Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 210 to share prayer concerns together.
PS365 (Parenting Group) - that meets at 9:15 a.m. on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Fireside Room to share the struggles of parenting children in a world where it isn't always cool to be Christian. This group has studied parenting books, an audio series, and scripture to find the best way to help our children live to their full potential with God as the highest power.
Women's Bible Study Group - meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at the home of Mary Lynn Keir. Join us as we study the Books of the Bible.
Thursday Morning Circle - a small group that meets for prayer and discussion at 9:15 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday in the Fireside Room.
Mary Circle - a small group that meets in the Fireside Room March through December at 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Quilt Group - a group that meets to learn different quilting techniques and create beautiful quilts along with building friendships. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month in Room 210.
Dinner Bell Groups - Groups meet throughout the year rotating in the homes of group members for dinner and fellowship.
Men's Breakfast - all men are invited to breakfast at "The Old Fashioned Pankake House" (2022 West Jefferson Street Joliet) - a time of fellowship at 7:30 a.m. on the 1st Friday each month.
Men's Dinner - all men are invited to gather at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Friday of each month. We meet at either a member's house or a local restaurant - check the Servants' Light or the Church calendar for location and other details.
Praise Yoga - Yoga simply means "union"--a coming together of body, mind, and spirit. By focusing on Scripture during a sequence of easy poses, and ending with a time of final relaxation and meditation, we will build strength and tranquility, and we will experience a greater sense of God's presence in our lives. We meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday's and 8:00 a.m. every Thursday in the Narthex.
Will-Grundy Free Medical Clinic -The Clinic provides free health care services to people in Will and Grundy counties who are unable to receive care from other sources. These services are provided by dedicated volunteers and a small paid staff, in alliance with other community agencies and health care providers to promote a healthy community. The clinic was established in 1988 to provide primary medical services to those in need within the community. Limited dental care services were added in the fall of 1994.
Habitat for Humanity -Helping people build their own homes and a bright future.
MorningStar Mission -Christian ministry to the poor and homeless.
COOL JOLIET -A coalition of churches addressing environmental issues in the community.
Meals-On-Wheels - Distribution of lunches to those unable to provide for themselves.
Daybreak Shelter-Comprehensive program assisting residents in the struggle for self-sufficiency.
Groundwork -Provides needed ministry to battered women and their children.
Salvation Army -Providing many services (housing, food, supplies) to the poor and homeless.
Lamb's Fold -Offering care to women who have found themselves in a homeless situation or untimely pregnancy.
Farragut Elementary School -Our congregation and PW women have supported the families of this school, by collecting tissue, paper towels, school supplies and monies for purchasing additional school supplies for needy children.
Agape Ministries -Housing and counseling for AIDS victims.