Help@First Cookout

We’re inviting folks affected by the flood as well as, community churches leaders, to join our congregation for a 11:30 AM cookout on July 15, 2018 on the church lawn!   This will be an opportunity for us to share a meal with our neighbors.  Area agencies that have been helping flood victims since February will also be here to talk with folks about funding for rebuilding, contractor evaluations and other services.  Community church leaders who are interested in our work are also invited to attend.  RSVPs are very helpful, so please email Relief Coordinator Tammy Stanton at or give her a call at 269-683-7600 X203.


Are You Thirsty for Something Real?


 Are the children you know getting a little too much of the fantasy world on their electronic devices? Sign them up for a week of exploring what is truly important in life: their relationship with Jesus. There will be exciting Bible lessons, crafts, games, and music. Under the leadership of Julie Brien, our youth coordinator, every day will be an adventure they won’t want to miss!



All children from those entering first grade in the fall to those entering sixth grade are invited. And for the first time, we are also offering a special program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) that will run at the same time: from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Breakfast and lunch will be furnished in cooperation with the Niles District Schools at no cost.  

Click here for VBS Registration Form. Please send them in by July 20. 

Adults and teens are welcome to volunteer for the week! Call Nancy Clark (Mrs. Harry) if you want to know more about how to help. And watch the bulletin board opposite the parlor for a list of supplies you can donate. Together, we can make this year’s VBS a REAL hit.



Your generous donation to the Church World Service Blankets+ program tells people in crisis, “You’re not alone. Someone cares.”

Families who have lost their homes to tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and other disasters are getting help with blankets, emergency food and shelter—and with rebuilding their lives and livelihoods.

People struggling against crushing poverty and harsh climates are learning sustainable farming practices that will help them keep food on the table– and take it to market

Vulnerable children have access to clean, safe water and the nutritional food essential to growth, development and life itself.  PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!



Family Movie Night

 Bring your kids on Saturday, January 13 for a showing of Disney’s Scottish tale “Brave”, rated PG, on the big screen in fellowship hall.  Starting at 6:00 PM, we’ll play games, mix a few candies into our popcorn and settle in for the show.  Bring a floor blanket and a pillow!  Let us know if you like this new family event by liking it @NilesFirstPres on Facebook.


Kids Closet

Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, December 3, the Kid's Closet will be doing the Advent underwear request again, but with just some specific needs.  We're looking for boys 4T and 5T underwear and all sizes of socks.  Of course, we'll accept all sizes, but these are our primary needs.