For the week of   
July 16, 2017  
19 - Genesis BLAST
25 - Christmas in July
26 - WF Drive in Movie
27 - FPC Book Club
5 - Feed My Starving Children
13 - Deacon Blood Drive
12 - Startup Sunday - All Church Picnic
12 - Sunday School Resumes
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Women's Ministry
Women's Ministry: Jesus is Calling You to Tea at K'Tizo
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 on July 27 at 9:30 a.m. We will continue to meet the 4th Thursday of each month throughout the summer.
Questions? Call Angela Stephenson at 630-200-2533.
Ongoing Events
Camerata Chicago Summer Festival Concert
July 16, 3:00 p.m. at Gary Methodist Church, Wheaton
Enjoy the outstanding musical artistry of Camerata Chicago in a summer festival of baroque concerti. Young virtuoso violinists Ellen Maloney & Amelia Piscitelli will perform the Bach Double Violin Concerto and the Vivaldi Concerto for four violins, with Concertmaster Mathias Tacke formerly of the Vermeer String Quartet and Songhea Sackrider. The Bach D Minor Harpsichord Concerto will be performed by Matthew Ganong. Conducted by Drostan Hall. Tickets $40, 16 and under free.
Video Volunteers Needed
We are looking for a new team of volunteers to video tape Sunday sermons at First Pres. This requires no previous experience, just a willingness to serve. Training will be provided. We are hoping to start videotaping with Pastor Kellen's first Sunday, July 2. If you are interested, please contact John Norton, Communications Coordinator.
Donations for Roseland "Good News" Day Care Center
Our suburban schools are closed for the summer, but "Good News" Day Care Center increases in population during the summer program.  Please remember to bring your donations to the Rotunda coat room.  Needs are infant formula and baby food, diapers (all sizes), baby clothes and children's clothing.  Thank you for your generosity! Any questions - call Jan Foster, 
(630) 653-2612.
FPC Book Club
Our selection for the month of July is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels."

Join us on Thursday, July 27th, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish house living room for fellowship and great discussion.  

Questions? Contact Mary Kinsey 630-668-5147 x20  
Food Pantry
Both food pantries continue to seek personal care items like toothpaste, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, and women's personal products.
Interfaith is happy with whatever food we collect. PRC needs nutritional  cereal, peanut butter, 2- 4T diapers and pull-up diapers size 5 & 6.
These items will be our July focus, however, as always whatever the congregation brings in is never turned away!
Join First Pres on Facebook
Have you "liked" us on Facebook yet? We share frequent updates on events and worship services on our Facebook page as well as post photos from recent gatherings of both adults and children. It's easy! Just CLICK HERE.
It's a fun and easy way to share our mission and promote First Pres!
Sunday Worship Services
"And It Was Good"
 Pastor Kyle Roggenbuck
One Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE for a Daily Psalms Reading Guide

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Adult Education
Beyond the Psalms 
Sundays, 10:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall 101-102
As a continuation of our Summer in the Psalms sermon series, we will explore the Psalms further in our Adult Education program: Beyond the Psalms. As part of a video series from Fuller Theological Seminary, we will be guided in reflecting on the Psalms by Eugene Peterson, author of The Message translation of the Bible, Bono, lead singer of U2, and theologian David Taylor.

Deepen your knowledge and expand your awareness of our summer scriptures as we journey beyond the Psalms. 
Fun Time Folks
Come join the Fun Time Folks  July Celebration
July 29 from 6-10:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bob & Kathy Young
120 S. President St. Wheaton.
Bob & Kathy have invited us for a summer celebration at their home. The first 25 responders are in!  
Cost - $10 PP with appetizer or side dish to share and BYOB.
space, tableware & music, BBQ and Dessert.
RSVP Denny Lawson or call 630 653-5388
Update Membership Information
Does our Church database have YOUR family membership record correct?
Here is your chance to update YOUR record for our annual Guide Book & Directory. It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in YOUR family over the past year.

Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? Do we have your current email address?
If you have not already informed the Church Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct.

Contact the Church Office or calll 630-668-5147.
Guide Book & Directory Advertising Opportunity
We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the church. This book will contain everything pertinent to our church: the various ministries, organizations, committees, activities, functions and events plus a complete directory of all members. This book is being provided and direct-mailed to each family at no cost to our church, and it is again being subsidized by local businesses that advertise. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please contact the Church Office at: 630-668-5147.

Recent survey results by Guide Book Publishing show that 92.1% of families would rather patronize a Guide Book & Directory advertiser over a non-advertiser. It "will pay" to advertise in our new Guide Book & Directory
School "Daze"
Hands, Feet and Hearts at Work
It is hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about school.  Once again, we ask our congregation to help provide school supplies for the K-12 Zomi students of our refugee Zomi Congregation. Please bring them by Sunday, August 12.
The first request is for backpacks to carry school needs.  The second is for school supplies.  A list of the required supplies is available at the information desk.  We will have boxes for your contributions in the rotunda.  
If you have questions, contact
Gwen Henry .
Tomatoes and Pepper Update
We had our first pepper harvest.  A family brought in two peppers to share with the food pantry.  As your harvest comes in, bring the crops to share.  We will have a basket in the rotunda for your sharing.  Keep tending those plants -- water, sun and love.
Halverson Benediction Prints
While Rev. David S. Handley served as Interim Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, he concluded worship services with a modified version of the Halverson Benediction. The benediction provided a consistent reminder that God is present in our lives.
The church presented Dave with a commissioned print of the benediction that was designed by Timothy Botts; one was also made for the church and it is now hanging in the Rotunda.
High quality copies of both print designs are now available to order: 8x10 prints are $20, and 11x14 prints are $25, and a high quality copy of the We Welcome You Print is also available; it is 8 1/2x14 for $25.00.
You can order these ONLINE  or click HERE to download the order information and pay by check. 

Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, August 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m., First Pres will be packing meals for Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. We hope you can join us! Anyone five and older is welcome to pack! If you are interested in signing up, contact Megan Zorn at or 

Save the Dates
Summer family events you won't want to miss!
August 25th - Drive In at the Courtyard
Genesis Middle School BLAST
July FUN! Invite your friends for some summer fun at Northside Park.  Join us for the zipline, outdoor games and Mr. Meyer's famous gutter banana split. 

Date:  Wednesday, July 19th 7-9 p.m.
Place:  Northside Park pavilion, 1300 N. West Street, Wheaton
Bring: $5.00, permission slip, and
lots of friends!!
Permission form in church office or at
Prizes for most friends brought.

Please RSVP to:
Susie Mitchell  630-752-9838

Jen Keating  630-212-9690
Mary Kinsey  630-668-5147 x20 

We guarantee you will have a BLAST! 
WF High School News
WF Summer Events

July 23 - Sunday AM 10:30-11:30am
Come to worship at 9:30, and then we'll gather in the rotunda at 10:30! We'll pick up some Starbucks and head to Northside Park for a lesson in God's beautiful nature!
July 26 - Drive-In Movie 8-10:30pm
Hang around after small groups and we'll watch a movie together! More details to come when the movie schedule comes out.
Aug 2 - Great America Trip! 9am-10:30pm
Rollercoasters and friends - what could be better?! RSVP by July 26 if you plan on coming, so I can arrange for tickets and drivers! Be sure to request the time off of work now!
Aug 5 - Student Leadership Team and Band Applications Due!
Being in the band or on the student leadership team is an awesome opportunity to step up and make WF the youth group you want it to be. It is a big commitment, but it is SO rewarding and fun! Please give it some prayerful consideration, and if you feel led to serve, be sure to have your application in by the 5th. Leadership will meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays during the school year, and Band will meet on the 2nd& 4th Wednesdays. We will have a training meeting for both teams on Wednesday, 8/23, from 8-9pm, and a team building event at Lincoln Marsh on Saturday, 8/26 from 3-5pm to kick off the year. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar and request the time off work!
Save the dates:
Aug 9 - Mini-WF 7:30-9pm
Aug 13 - Sunday AM 10:30-11:30am
Aug 27 - Road Rally 6-8:15pm
Sept 10 - WF is back! 6-8:15pm
Recent Events
A nice group of WF Youth braved the Sunday traffic for a lovely afternoon at the Indiana Dunes. They soaked up a lot of sun, enjoyed the refreshing lake and brought home a lot of sand in their shoes to remember the day of fun!

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