Special Services

Gillson Beach at sunrise

Gillson Beach at sunrise

Summer Beach Services begins on Father’s Day!

Join us at the beautiful surrounding of Gillson Beach at Wilmette’s lakefront every Sunday morning at 8am for a casual communion worship service.  Bring your own lawn chairs, blanket and cup of coffee. Begins with Father’s Day and ends in August. If weather is inclement, we move to the church chapel.

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First Festival September 2017

This worship service  is a great way to kick off the program year at First Presbyterian Church Wilmette. Set under a tent near our fellowship garden, this service serves as a great way to connect or reconnect at the start of our program year. Always the first Sunday after Labor Day, this casual service offers an inspiring worship service with a picnic style lunch following with games, a dunk tank, ice cream and wonderful fellowship for all stages and ages.


All Saints’ Day, November 2017
“To rejoice with all the faithful of every generation expands our awareness of a great company of witnesses above and around us like a cloud (Hebrews 12:1). It lifts us out of a preoccupation with our own immediate situation and the discouragements of the present. In the knowledge that others have persevered, we are encouraged to endure against all odds (Hebrews 12:1-2). Reminded that God was with the faithful of the past, we are reassured that God is with us today, moving us and all creation toward God’s end in time. In this context, it is appropriate for a congregation on All Saints’ Day to commemorate the lives of those who died during the previous year.” ~from the Companion of the Book of Common Worship