Winter Warmth Drive for Refugee One

Refugees arrive with hardly anything.  And a Chicago Winter is almost upon us.  Let’s give them a Warm Welcome.

Refugees come in all shapes and sizes.

New & gently used  outerwear (infant through adult) will be collected by First Church through October 14.

Boots ~ Winter Coats ~ Hats ~ Gloves ~ Mittens ~ Winter Socks 

All will be gladly accepted.

Please bring items to the marked bins in Wesley Hall from September 30 – October 14.

Winter ware will be delivered to Refugee One in Chicago on October 20.

For more information please go to:

 

http://www.refugeeone.org/uploads/1/2/8/1/12814267/ro_donations_october2018_p1a.pdf

DIAPER DRIVE is SUPER SUCCESSFUL

WE BUILT A CITY OF DIAPERS

Over 100 cases of much needed supplies for babies and toddlers have been delivered to these agencies:

  • People’s Resource Center (PRC) in Westmont & Wheaton
  • Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network (EWAN)
  • Family Shelter Service in DuPage County

Thank you to ALL who generously contributed.  Please keep the families receiving our blessings in your prayers!

This drive was sponsored by the Member Growth & Care Committee.

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SIGN UP NOW for 2019 Mission Trip

First Church Youth are returning to Clendenin, West Virginia  for the Summer 2019 Mission Trip during the week of July 28 to August 3.  This is open to ALL Church Members.  Early commitments are needed to secure this spot with Next Step Ministries.  Sign Up NOW.

For info: check out Youth Group Bulletin Board in Wesley Hall or contact Lisa Rogers (jlrogers204@comcast.net).

DUE on SEPTEMBER 30:

  • a completed Health Form
  • a paid Deposit of $50  (non refundable)

This will be our 3rd trip with Next Step Ministries.  To learn more visit:  www.nextstepministries.com

 

 

 

Christianity’s Family Tree

Current Adult Education Series through October 14

Join Rev. Ron Graham for this Sunday Morning Session

9:15 am in the Aldersgate Room.What Other Christians Believe and Why

Adam Hamilton presents a welcoming, inspiring vision of eight Christian denominations and faith traditions. Comparing the Christian family to our own extended families, he contends that each denomination has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the Christian faith.

The traditions he examines are:

  • Orthodoxy
  • Catholicism
  • Lutheranism
  • Presbyterianism
  • Anglicanism
  • Baptists
  • Pentecostalism
  • and Methodism.

For each group, Hamilton gives a brief history, outlines major beliefs, and describes some things we can learn from that particular tradition to strengthen our own Christian faith.

KICK-OFF the 2018-2019 Program Year**: GRACE GATHERING on August 19

FIRST CHURCH OPEN HOUSE  

COME ONE – COME ALL

9:15-10:15 am     All-Church Breakfast

Fun Activities for ALL Ages.  Please join us!  Newcomers are especially welcome.  Here’s a great opportunity to discover all the ways you can join in the First Church initiative to Strengthen & Grow:

Learning

Worshiping

Connecting

Serving

10:30-11:30 am     Sunday Morning Worship returns to Regular 10:30 Time!

Chancel Choir returns!

11:30-12:30 am     Fellowship in Wesley Hall

 

Regular Sunday Morning Schedule resumes August 26, 2018

  • Education Time for Adults, Children, & Youth from 9:15 to 10:15 am
  • Sunday Morning Worship from 10:30 to 11:30 am with Fellowship following the service

PLEASE NOTE:  ** First  Church Program Year has been changed to correspond with the Elmhurst Community District 205 School Calendar for 2018-2019.       https://www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar