Annual Congregational Meeting
The meeting will be held on January 28. There will be one worship service at 10:00 a.m. followed by the annual meeting and WF
Lunch Fundrasiser from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm.
Abraham's Children Thank You Celebration Dinner
January 19, 6:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall
Come celebrate Abraham's Children's successful 2017 mission project, Chariot of Mercy that is already providing critical healthcare
to the forgotten people in Area C, the West Bank. Abraham's Children will be providing the entree' by Chef Denny. Bring your appetite,
a dish to pass and a friend! To reserve a spot email the Church Office
630-668-5147 by January 16 if you would like to attend.
Pints for Pasta First Pres Church Blood Drive
Sunday, January 21 in the Ministry Center
Donate blood and receive a FREE bowl of pasta at Noodles & Company. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are always welcome.
Photo ID is required. To make an appointment sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org
call (800) 786 4483 Every donor will save up to 3 lives!
Church Liaison for Boy Scout Troop 23 Needed
Troop 23 has been a part of First Pres since 1955 and continues to be a very active Troop with 80+ boy scouts. Over the past 4
or so years I’ve had the privilege of being the liaison for First Pres and Troop 23 fostering a strong and cooperative relationship,
however the time has come for me to be moving on. I am asking for another member of First Pres who is interested in helping Troop.
If you are interested please contact me.
Ron Hands – (630) 670-6710
Well, the cold wind doth blow and it’s January in Illinois. Our food pantries have an influx of clients when it gets so cold. The
needs are the same this month with a special need for size 4 diapers, tea, and women’s personal products. The request for sugar,
cans of fruit cocktail, peaches, peas, carrots, condiments, canned pineapple, bar soap, toothpaste, toilet paper and diapers sizes
3, 5 & 6 along with wipes is ongoing. Thank you for helping others have a good start to 2018 through your generosity.
Roseland “Good News” Day Care Center
We are collecting for Roseland “Good News” Day Care Center once again!
Needs are diapers and wipes, baby food and cereal, infant and children’s clothing, warm coats and outdoor clothing, or anything you may need to pass on!
It will be gladly received by Ms. Pearl! Please bring your donations to the coat room in the Rotunda and mark it “Roseland”.
Any questions, please call Jan Foster at 630-653-2612. Thank you!
Men’s First Light Collaborative
Eleven week study, Life in the Spirit
by J. Robertson McQuilkin
Breakfast starts at 7AM next to the kitchen. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to be sure we have enough bacon for all.
FPC Book Club Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Room
All the Winters After
by Sere Halverson Please contact Mary Kinsey
or call 630-668-5147 x20
Women's Ministry Retreat
Saturday, February 17, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Rotunda
Come in from the cold and cozy up for fellowship, comfort food (which includes light refreshments and lunch) and time to reflect on the value of a thankful heart through creativity.
The cost is $30 (made payable to Women’s Ministry) to cover the cost of the take home project. Scholarships are available.
Please RSVP by Friday, February 9. We need to know the exact number for materials needed.
Babysitting available upon request.
Jesus is Calling You to Tea at K'Tizo
Jesus Calling at K’Tizo meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. Join us for a deep breath of peace and calm with a Jesus Calling
devotion at K'Tizo Tea & Coffee Shop, 1915 North Gary Ave. Questions? Call Angela Stephenson at 630-200-2533.