Serving in Our Community

Please contact the   church office for more information about serving.

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center

The center provides comprehensive and affordable counseling, educational, mediation, group counseling, and marriage and family services.

Christmas Sharing

In the 51st year of the Christmas Sharing season, we pray you can open your hearts by taking a small step towards ending systemic poverty. The executive board of Christmas Sharing had a unanimous vote to alter our program this year. First Pres, along with seven other area churches, will be supplying food purchased from the NIFB and purchasing Walmart gift cards for each family in the program. No used goods will be accepted this year.

Our congregation has demonstrated time after time how strong we are when we serve together by helping those less fortunate in our own community. Please join together with us once again by donating necessary funds to support local families. All donations will be given without the guest leaving their car to minimize contact. You may give online or mail a check to First Pres Wheaton with Christmas Sharing in the memo. Your generosity is such a gift to the families in our own community! Email Sharon Carroll for any questions or to volunteer.

ESSE (Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly)

ESSE provides adult day care - active, life-enriching experiences for elderly persons.

Exodus World Service

Exodus World Service provides friendship and assistance to recent refugees in our area.

Interfaith Food Pantry

The Interfaith Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to persons in need. First Pres collects donations in church throughout the year.

Interfaith Relations

Reaching out to other faith communities in order to celebrate our similarities while learning, understanding and being compassionate about our differences.

J.U.S.T Service

Services to inmates of the DuPage County Jail are offered through Bible study, GED training, and one-on-one counseling.

Kemmerer Village

Save your food labels to help provide equipment for this Presbyterian child care agency in Assumption, Illinois.

Marklund Charities

Infants, children, and adults with severe developmental disabilities reach their potential with Marklund Charities.

NAMI DuPage (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

NAMI provides support, advocacy and education to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

The Northern Illinois Food Bank helps individuals in need by providing food for distribution to local food pantries.

Older Adults

This ministry partnership with Outreach Community Center requires two home visits per month, providing companionship and assistance to isolated seniors in Carol Stream.

Outreach Community Ministries

OCM puts Christian faith into responsible action through holistic community service - providing counseling, education and spiritual ministries for children, youth and adults.

Roseland “Good News” Day Care Center

This day care initiative has provided Christ centered child care for single, teen moms so they can stay in school. They provide diapers, milk, food, and clothing for the children and their moms. The moms agree to attend Bible Study on Fridays.

PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)

PADS provides education, assistance and temporary shelter for homeless individuals and families. You can prepare food or provide hospitality at our local PADS site.

People’s Resource Center

There are many volunteer opportunities to provide services to those in need by encouraging self-help, self-sufficiency, and self-worth.

Senior Home Sharing Inc.

This organization assists older persons in living happy and secure lives by providing family-style group homes.

Transitional Housing

First Pres provides housing for families in transition in our home on Madison Street. There are additional opportunities to provide assistance with mentoring and self-development goals, transportation, and maintenance assistance for needy families.

"I have been going to First Pres my entire life. It is like my second home in more ways than one."

Jesslyn C.