February 21 - March 21
Join us Wednesday nights during Lent for a light supper, meaningful worship time, and study.
6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Food and fellowship in Stewart Hall
7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Worship
7:45 - 8:15 p.m. A time of study
2/21 Turkey Minestrone Soup
2/28 Chili Cook Off
3/7 Split Pea Soup
3/14 Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup
3/21 Chicken Tortilla Soup
Families and people of all ages are welcome! There will be a free will donation to offset supper costs.
To RSVP, call the church office at (630)668-5147. If you are able to provide a crockpot of soup to share, call Cerena Fischer at (630) 289-4942 and she’ll send you a
Community Dinners with Pastor Kellen
Members of First Pres are hosting a series of community dinners with Pastor Kellen on Sundays from late February to late April.
The schedule is nearly full but there is an opportunity to be placed on a wait list.
Sign up ONLINE
where you can also see the list of dates.
We look forward to sharing a delicious meal and even better fellowship!
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!
Boy Scout Troop 23 Needs Your Help!
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
New needs this month are canned tuna and cooking oil at Peoples Resource Center. Interfaith needs what they have needed all along,
women’s personal products, bar soap, tea, diapers and wipes. Of course, there are the usual needs that we have been helping with
since last summer particularly toothpaste.
Read the Gospel of Matthew
During Lent, take the opportunity to grow your faith by reading through Matthew’s gospel over 40 days.
As a compliment to our FOCUSED sermon series, you can find a purple reading guide in the pew or download it HERE
The reading schedule begins on Sunday,February 18 and concludes on Maundy Thursday, March 29.
Men’s Basketball is Back!
All First Pres men who are interested in joining us for afternoon basketball these next five Saturdays (2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 and 3/17) from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
in the Ministry Center please email Mike Zorn
or call 312-802-3526.
Men’s First Light Collaborative
Eleven week study running through March 17, Life in the Spirit
by J. Robertson McQuilkin
Breakfast starts at 7AM next to the kitchen. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
be sure we have enough bacon for all.
FPC Book Club Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Room
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith Please contact Mary Kinsey
call 630-668-5147 x20
Women's Ministry Retreat
Saturday, February 17, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We will gather in the Rotunda then move into Stewart Hall. 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
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.