In September 2014 we began casting the vision, examining how to make our dreams a reality by following God’s plan. The vision includes three pillars of action—Relational, Missional, and Caring Ministries. These pillars serve as a framework for building God’s kingdom in the Arlington Heights community and beyond. 

Three simple phrases guide our work: Choose love. Be the light. Change the world.

The framework is now in place. It’s time to Live the Vision. It’s time to fully live out what it means to choose to love God and others by building relationships; to bring God’s light to the least and the lost through mission; and to change the world by caring for all, one person at a time. Join us in this mission by making a commitment to Live the Vision.



Information About Per Capita Apportionment


The General Fund supports the full range of the church's ministries, in Arlington Heights as well as around the world. It also supports our local congregation. Read More
Follow this link to enter your 2017 commitment online and submit directly to First Presbyterian Church (Attn: Debbie Walter, Business Administrator) Read More


Live the Vision
How are we working to Live the Vision at First Pres? Here are some examples:


Sunday School Stewardship from First Pres AH on Vimeo.

Stewardship Family Night from First Pres AH on Vimeo.

Stephen Ministry Stewardship from First Pres AH on Vimeo.

Coats Stewardship from First Pres AH on Vimeo.



A Giving Spirit
First Pres is blessed with many members and friends who embody the spirit of giving to others, with gifts of time, talent, and money. Here are three stories.





Click here to see examples of what the people of First Pres continue to accomplish in and through our congregation.

The apostle Paul wrote to the people of Thessalonica: “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” May we, too, encourage one another.


View the CASTING THE VISION presentation here:



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