VBS will meet on the church lawn (or in Wesley Hall if the weather is poor) once a week for five weeks, June 9 – July 7 from 5:30-7:00 pm, dinner will be included.  There will be lots of fun activities to help the kids learn about the Creation Story, Moses and the Burning Bush, and other Bible Stories using the Discovery on Adventure Island Cokesbury VBS curriculum. At this point, masks will be required, but we will adjust that rule if the Illinois Department of Public Health changes its policy. The cost for VBS is $15 per child which includes the cost of dinner.

Please sign up for VBS at the following link:  Friends are welcome to join us for the fun! just share the link with them so they can sign up, too. I hope your children can be with us this Summer for Discovery on Adventure Island!

New Sunday School Series to begin Jan 31

An exciting new children’s Sunday school series is set to begin January 31 and continue on the last Sunday of each month through March. Using the Cokesbury Deep Blue Faith and Culture Curriculum on Anti-Racism, there will be 3 classes via ZOOM.

Prejudice & Stereotypes         January 31                  9:30-10:15 am
Curiosity & Empathy               February 28                9:30-10:15 am
Colors & Cultures                    March 28                    9:30-10:15 am

Contact Lisa Rogers for more information.

Fall Fest supports the Nature Conservancy

Following Worship on Sunday, October 27, First Church celebrated the season with an all-church lunch and  games and Trick-or-Treating.  The children raised over $300 for the Nature Conservancy.  Earlier this year, the church school also adopted Two Turtles!!