Nativity Lighting Event

 

NATIVITY LIGHTING

Please join us on Facebook at 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon on December 6 for the live-streaming of a special service: The Lighting of our new Nativity Scene on the church lawn.

This event is a Christmas fundraiser for
Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry
Bridge Communities
The Night Ministry.

Your Christmas gift designated for the Nativity Lighting will be shared equally in support of these essential ministries. 

The lighting itself will be at 4:30pm. Please drive-by then or anytime during this season of preparation. Visit our modern crèche which provides a beacon of light for the coming of our Lord.

Christmas Giving Tree for Pembroke and El Buen Pastor

Children’s Christmas Tree
First Church 2020

In the year of the pandemic,
there won’t be a tree
With names of children
for you to see.

Of course, they still need us
to shop and to care.
They need us to buy toys
and something to wear.

There’s a different timeline
with a whole new plan.
Email, shop, quarantine??? I know that we can.

If you can take a name, or even two.
Email Carolyn Heiney. She’ll see the tag gets to you.

Shopping must be done by Thanksgiving weekend.
Yes, we must quarantine, the rules cannot bend.

If you want to give money instead of shop,
Write a check to First Church, in the mail just drop.

With God’s guidance we’ll succeed
and smiles will abound.
Our thanks to you really will be profound.

To Give Christmas Gifts to Children
from Pembroke & Iglesia El Buen Pastor
Please Contact:  cheiney@att.net

THANKS SO VERY MUCH!

 

 

A Virtual Afternoon of Music

FIRST CHURCH YOUTH SUPPORT
BRIDGE COMMUNITIES
Connecting Homeless Families to a Better Future
Music Event : Sunday, October 18, 3:00-4:00 pm

As you can imagine, more and more families are in need during this pandemic. Instead of hosting a Pancake Breakfast and sleeping outside in a box on Sleep Out Saturday to raise funds for BRIDGE COMMUNITIES, First Church Youth will be sharing their musical gifts with us via ZOOM and are asking you to consider a donation. 

 

Online donations can be made at:
https://www.bridgecommunities.org/group113

To attend this special music event on ZOOM, contact Lisa Rogers at jlrogers204@comcast.net to SIGN UP and GET THE ZOOM LINK.

WHY DO WE SUPPORT BRIDGE COMMUNITIES?
It provides free transitional housing to more than 100 homeless DuPage County families each year. During a two year program, families are able to save money, learn budgeting skills, and obtain better employment
by working with partners to provide
mentoring, housing, and supportive services.

Learn more about Bridge Communities at https://www.bridgecommunities.org

Clothing Center to Re-Open in August

 

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN AUGUST

NOTE:  COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR PATRONS

  • All must wear masks
  • Capacity limits will be imposed
  • Patrons will have 10 minutes to gather items
  • No children under the age of 13
  • No outside bags

Thursday, August 6, 9-11:00 am
Saturday, August 15, 9- 11:00 am

ONE DONATION DROP-OFF DAY in JULY

Saturday, July 18, 9-11:00 am

AND VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

  • Saturday, July 18. Help unload donations from cars; bring donations downstairs to the lower level hallway  or classrooms.
  • August 6 & August 18. Hand out bags: keep a timer; inform patrons when time is up and direct them to the exit; facilitate the flow of entering and exiting.

If you can help, please contact Beth Valdez at bvaldez1142@sbcglobal.net 

 

First Church at Northern Illinois Food Bank

First Church Youth and Adults Volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank

Last month we packed 3528 pounds of food providing parts of 2940 meals. The leader, Amy, said that those boxes of granola bars will be delivered to food pantries in Northern Illinois so they can be given to people who desperately need food right now.

Lisa Rogers is organizing additional trips over the summer.  Please Contact Us if you would like to participate.