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)
Join us for an Evening of Small Plates on Friday, January 16th, at Marcel's in Glen Ellyn. Under the direction of Chef Paul Lindemuth, we will create six small plates and 2 desserts (see menu). Plates will be paired with White & Red wines. The cost is $90 per person and includes dinner, instruction, wine pairings and tip. All attendees will also go home with a recipe book and apron.
First Pres is going to the Holy Land in March of 2015. 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!
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.
The Christmas Giving Tree, located in the Rotunda, is decorated with gift request tags from the developmentally disabled infants, children and adults of the Marklund Home. This is a long supported mission of First Pres. Please place your wrapped gifts, with the recipient's tag on the outside, under the tree by December 21st for delivery to their annual Christmas party. If you have any questions contact Beckie Kienzle at 630-665-0284.
We are collecting canned fruit on Sunday, January 25th
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.