Sunday, November 30
First Sunday of Advent
Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, December 7
Second Sunday of Advent
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 14
Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
4:00pm: Children-Led Worship
6:00pm, 8:00 & 10:00pm:
A Life-Giving Christmas
(7:45 & 9:45pm: Pre-Service Music and Carol Sing)
The women of First Pres are invited to dinner at Adele's in Wheaton on December 4th. Enjoy dinner in the private room for $20 per person, paid in advance in the church office, and includes dinner. Wine available for purchase.
Saturday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m. hosted by Mike & Jane Price. $20 per person includes wine, desserts and soft drinks. $10 per person includes desserts and soft drinks (BYOB). Guests are asked to bring an appetizer to share.
First Pres is going to the Holy Land in March of 2015. Paul and Jennifer Kirbas will lead members of our church on the Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime. For more information you can pick up a flyer at the Welcome desk, or contact the church office at (630) 668-5147. The deadline to register is extended to December 3rd so act now!
Come and eat a delicious pancake breakfast cooked by our youth mission trip team in Stewart Hall on December 7th. We ask those that enjoy breakfast make a donation to support our Youth Mission Trip committed to building two houses for Guatemalan families in June of 2015
Christmas Sharing is coming December 12th - 13th! Last year, over 200 families were invited to “shop” at our church. Volunteer forms are available online, in the church office and at the Welcome Desk. You can also pick up a box this month to fill with food for a family. Most needed items are children’s clothes, toys and all sizes of coats and outerwear. Start looking through your closets now! Donated items can be brought to the church December 9th through December 11th (but not before). Questions? Contact Tanya Downing at 630-699-6782 or Email her.
This month we are collecting dessert mixes on Sunday, December 14th
A $10 donation will provide one older adult of Outreach Community Center a place at their annual Christmas Luncheon table here at First Pres on December 19th. They will be treated to a wonderful meal, a gift and quite possibly their only holiday event. Please visit the tablescape in the Rotunda for a donation envelope and support this mission. Contact Kim Van Oss or Alice Lechiara with any questions.
This year our Kirkin' celebration will focus on our church's connection and support for Presbyterian missions and our partnership with our denomination's seminaries.
A highlight of this annual event is our colorful procession of the tartans carried by members of Scottish blood. If you have your personal tartan and would like to join the procession contact Ruth Lundy.
Our special guest preacher at the 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. services is Dr. Frank M. Yamada, President of McCormick Presbyterian Seminary in Chicago.
Our Executive Presbyter will be with us in Stewart Hall during the education hour, 10:00 - 10:45 a.m., to explain to us how Christ’s Mission is expressed through our corporate witness (ie. As churches). This is to remind us of one of the foundations of our Mission Statement at the church - The Mission of Jesus Christ at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton is: to provide witness to the reconciliation of people through and beyond the gathering of the church.
Childcare for ages 1-3 is available during the service. Older children are invited to stay in the worship service with their parents.