Mental Health Workshop

Mental Health First Aid Training – Saturday, February 6
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.


In the Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.


Come join us for this event, hosted by the Board of Deacons. The community is welcome, and so are all adults from PCWS.

The class is free thanks to the generosity of the Community Memorial Foundation and its partners, the Rotary Club of La Grange, Mental Health Association of DuPage County Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation, Illinois Children’s Health Foundation and the Lyons and Proviso Township Mental Health Commissions.


Lunch from Corner Bakery will be provided with a $10 donation. Cash, bank card or checks to Presbyterian Church of Western Springs will be accepted the day of.


Please use this link to registrater: ,

or call PCWS (708) 246-5220

or NAMI DuPage at 630-752-0066 x 218 and ask for Brittany.


Explore: Fruit of the Spirit Continues in February

The Apostle Paul believed that the one God of Israel was actively at work and present at all times and in all places for everyone.  He especially tried to teach us that God’s Spirit manifests itself in a variety of ways that we can sense, notice, observe, feel, and see as guiding virtues in our hearts; evidence that we’re living into the kind of life that God desires for us.  Since September in Explore, we have been learning about this truth that Paul calls the fruit of the Spirit.  This February, our long journey continues as we learn, study, and discuss the virtues of “love” and “patience”.  On February 7, we’ll focus on “love”. On February 14, there is no Explore.  Then for the last two weeks of February, we’ll dive deeper into “patience”.


Theology & Brew—Daytime & Evening

Each month, a group of various members of PCWS and friends from different places gather to discuss theology (which literally means “words about God”) while enjoying a beverage of choice.  This February we plan to meet twice. And you are invited to join us for one, or for both.

The daytime edition of Theology & Brew is scheduled for Monday, February 22 at 1:00 p.m.

The evening edition is scheduled for Monday, February 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Both gatherings will happen at Now Serving Café in La Grange.

Just send an email to to register for the articles.


See you there!