• 17929 Gottschalk Avenue

  • Homewood IL

  • 708-798-0490

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First Presbyterian Church: Feeding the hungry, body and soul

  • Thanksgiving Zoom Room is open --  
  • First Presbyterian Church of Homewood will offer our next virtual service for Healing and Wholeness. on December 21st   Need prayer?  We are also offering a "Zoom" virtual prayer link. If you have Zoom installed on your phone, laptop, or computer we will be able to post a use this link at an appointed time to connect with the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood Prayer Room on Zoom. Someone will be waiting for you. Also, share the link with with your friends and family. :-) 
  • All Monday Community Dinners are still unscheduled.  Check back. 
  • Update November 2020: For updates about what's happening, scroll up to find  links for our online worship services.  We are still going strong. There is a new service available every Sunday with many additional past services on the Archive page  Every Sunday a new service will be offered for the entire day. Monday, it will be included in "past" services. Thank you for your continued support.
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First Presbyterian Church of Homewood is a Christian community of faith in the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination and we have been actively sharing the faith since 1858. First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of approximately 150 members bound together by our commitment to Jesus Christ.

We value worshiping together joyfully, wrestling with scripture faithfully, and reaching out to our local and global neighbors with compassion and hope.

Our congregation welcomes all people who trust in God's grace in Jesus Christ and want to become a part of the fellowship and ministry of his church. The gospel leads us to extend the fellowship of Christ to all people. If we do not do so, we would be rejecting Christ himself!

It is with joy that we greet you. We hope you will look over the many opportunities for mission and ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood. You are welcome any time!

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Dudley Elvery

PS---Worship with us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.
Adult Bible study is from 9:30-10:20 a.m. year-round.

Our building is air conditioned in the summer and there is an elevator through the garden entrance off the back parking lot.

Monday Night Community Dinners! (Canceled Until Further Notice)

For six years First Presbyterian Church of Homewood offered a free evening meal every Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. downstairs in Westminster Hall (handicap accessible). We met every monday regardless of whether is was a holiday, Christmas Day, New Year's celebration .... until Covid 19. Out of respect for life and the gravity of many other unknown concerns, we discontinued. 

It was an opportunity to meet old friends and neighbors and make new friends as we share a home cooked meal. Volunteers welcomed.  Call or email the church office if you have questions or wish to volunteer (708-798-0490 / church@fpchw.org).

Thanks for a successful 2019 and 2020 through March!

First Presbyterian Church of Homewood would like to thank the followiing local establishments for their donations to those successful Monday Night Community Dinners in 2019:

    • Delicious fried chicken from the Fifth Quarter & Press Room Eatery was enjoyed by all dinner guests on January 28.
    • For March 18, we purchased the fixings for a corned beef and cabbage dinner using a gift certificate from Walt’s.
    • On June 24, Aurelio’s provided yummy mostaccioli and bread.
    • Ice cream cups from Dairy Queen were enjoyed by all dinner guests at our free Community Dinner Monday, July 1.
    • Aurelio’s provided their award-winning pizza served at the free Community Dinner Monday, November 18.
    • For December 23, we were able to purchase ham and other holiday food using our second gift certificate from Walt’s.
Generous monetary donations were given in 2020:
  • Matthew Michalik of Edward Jones
  • Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.
As of January 1, 2020, we serve between 50-70 guests weekly. We look forward to continuing our local mission of free community dinners in 2020 and hope additional businesses will participate.
See more about Community Dinners here http://fpchw.org/about-us/monday-night-community-

Dinners are open to everyone.

Updated: 9/25/20

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