For the week of   
October 15, 2017  
Adult Education
The Jesus Creed
Join a conversation about seven lessons on loving God and loving others, based on the award winning book by professor Scot McNight. Learn what was important to Jesus and why it is crucial for Christianity.
Sunday mornings, 9:45am through October 22 in Stewart Hall 102-103
Led by Andy Leonard
Going Deeper: Sermon Discussion Class
Would you like to go deeper with the pastor's message? Explore the scripture, go further with your faith, and engage in discussion based on the sermon in worship. Sunday mornings, 9:45am in Sanctuary Hall.
Led by Denny Lawson
13 - Roseland Day Care Center Fellowship Dinner
19 - Women's Ministry Fall Card Writing Workship
22Preschool 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social
22 - Genesis BLAST at Sonny Acres
24 - Deacons Senior Luncheon
26 - FPC Book Club
27 - WF Fall Retreat
27Women's Ministry Meet the Author
28 - Fun Time Folks at Bottle & Botegga
8 - Women's Ministry Northern Illinois Food Bank
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Ongoing Events
FPC Book Club
The book club pick for October is Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen , by Susan Gregg Gilmore.
Join us on Thursday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House living room for great fellowship and fun discussion.
Questions? Please contact Mary Kinsey 630-668-51747 x20
Food Pantry
The Food Pantry collection has many of the same items we collected this summer. They include any remaining garden produce, baby wipes and diapers in large sizes 4-6 and Pull-Ups, pineapple, women's personal products and tea. The new additions are bar soap, cereal and canned kernel corn. 
Women's Bible Study
Please join Pastor Kyle as we gather together for Bible Study on the first Tuesday each month.  This year we will be studying " Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews " as we delve into the Book of Hebrews.  10:00 a.m. in the Living Room.  Books are available in the church office for $10.
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!

Please Recycle
Please consider placing your bulletins and inserts in the marked recycle baskets at the end of the service.  
Whenever possible we will reuse the bulletins and it is important for us to be good stewards of the cost of printing and our environment.
Sunday Worship Services

P astor Kellen Smith
Worship Service at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Pastor Kellen October Greeting
Pastor Kellen October Greeting

First Pres Preschool Invites You
To Our 50th Anniversary Celebration
Ice Cream Social
Sunday, October 22nd, Noon
First Presbyterian Church in Stewart Hall
First Pres Preschool Priority Enrollment
First Pres Preschool is accepting priority enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. Priority registration is open to Church members and returning families beginning November 1st and ending November 30th. Our preschool classes usually fill during priority registration or soon after so if you are a Church member or attending our Church and thinking about enrolling in our preschool, now is the time to contact the preschool  or call 630-668 5147 x27
2018 Nominating Committee
The 2018 Nominating Committee is now accepting submissions for consideration for the offices of Deacon, Elder and 2019 Nominating Committee. Do you know someone who you feel exhibits the skills, compassion and drive to serve in one of these positions? Each year our church goes through this extremely important process carefully filling positions vacated by members that have graciously served their term. You can submit names of members and/or your own name by filling out our Nomination Form found in the Pew Racks, Welcome Desk, Narthex or Office and return by placing in the offering, leaving in the drop box at the Welcome Desk, Narthex, in the Church Office, or by mail. Thank you!
Chancel Flowers
We are looking for one or two people to facilitate and organize our flower ministry.  The task includes: Once a year: putting out a sign up for donations then giving about 1 hour once each month: verifying the donations, emailing the order to the florist, emailing the donor names and dedications to staff for the bulletin and arranging for someone to put the flowers on the chancel each week.  For more information please contact:  Maryanne Kyle or call 630-213-8590
The Deacons Senior Luncheon
The Deacons invite all Seniors to the Fall Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall. Enjoy some wonderful soups and chili and our program "Pastor Kellen's Journey." We are so pleased that Pastor Kellen will be sharing his personal story and journey to First Pres! 
RSVP to the church office or call (630) 668 5147
Mission USA
Please join members of First Pres on November 7 as we support Mission USA's Bridge Ministry. We will leave church at 5:45 p.m. and drive into the city meeting at Bethel Lutheran Church. We will meet, greet, worship with and serve dinner to a congregation of folks fresh out of jail or drug rehab. 
Contact Denny Lawson  if you want to come (sharing your time and talents) and/or provide financial assistance (sharing your treasure).
Halverson Benediction Prints
High quality copies of all the print designs are still available to order. You can order these here
or visit here   to download the order information and pay by check.
Wheaton College Christmas Concert
Once again, we are planning a First Pres contingent at the Wheaton College Christmas Concert.  If you haven't attended, do join us for this student concert of professional caliber which is a beautiful, and peaceful, way to start the Advent season.  If you have been before, you know it's a must-attend event.  We will be getting tickets for the Dec. 2 performance at 4 pm.  The ticket price is $18.  Those who are able can join us for dinner at Arrowhead Golf Course following the concert.  Please contact Nancy Cinatl by Oct. 17 at 630-690-2110  if you would like a ticket (and a dinner reservation).
Fearless Generosity
A Note From Pastor Kellen:

Dear First Pres Family,  

What does it look like to make your faith visible? Even in just a few months as your senior pastor, I've witnessed the generosity of our exceptional congregation. I'm deeply grateful to serve First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, a church community well known for its generosity. As our Fearless Generosity stewardship campaign kicks off, I believe that just as David declared in Psalm 27:13, we will "see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Generosity is faith made visible. Click Here to Continue
Women's Ministry
Fall Card Writing Workshop
Please join us on Thursday, October 19 (NOTE the new date) as we gather together to make fall greeting cards to send to the members of our congregation.  This workshop will take place in Stewart Hall from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Come for the entire time or drop in for a few minutes.  All supplies will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  If you have any questions contact Kim Van Oss 630-690-4820 or Jeanne Kovanda 630-665-4568.
Women's Ministry Meet the Author
Stop by for fellowship and info on Friday, October 27th from 4-6 pm.  Meet Melissa Bane Sevier, author of the Horizons Bible Study:  Cloud of Witnesses - The Community of Christ in Hebrews.  She will speak briefly about the years-long journey of a Horizons Bible Study from conception to publication.   Our communities surround us and support us today as they did in the time of Hebrews.  This idea guides her study of Hebrews.  Come for coffee, tea, or wine to connect with each other and the larger churchwide community. 
When:  Friday, October 27th from 4 - 6 pm
Where:  Koelpin's   622 W. Wesley
RSVP:  Nina Koelpin  cell 630-707-5174
Women's Ministry Fall Planting Event
Please join Women's Ministry to plant spring bulbs around the church on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am to noon (Rain date is Sunday, November 12 from noon to 3:00 pm).  A donation to support our beautification project can be made in memory or honor of someone special as well.  We will be on the ramp with the sign-up sheet and donation forms Sunday! We are very eager to beautify the church during the Easter season and look forward to participating in this mission together.
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 the 4th Thursday of each month.
Questions? Call Angela Stephenson at 630-200-2533.
LOGOS Has Begun! It's never to late to join us!
A Midweek program for K-8th Grade ~Wednesdays ~ 5:00 - 7:15pm 

LOGOS is a place where church is fun and everyone matters. 
Tuition is $145/child/year or semester payments of $75/child. Registration forms are available in the Church office.
Contact Lynn Nuzzo or Mary Kinsey  for scholarships and other information.

Sponsor a LOGOS Child - There are several families in need of assistance. Contact us if you would like to help!

Volunteers Needed - All Ages Welcome!
LOGOS is looking for people to come and share worship skills with the children.
This fun experience would be for a 4 - 8 week commitment from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
We supply the tools: piano, CD player, bells, tone chimes, drums, guitars, boom whackers and more!
BLAST is Going to Sonny Acres!
Haunted Hike & Hayride!
All Middle School Youth and their friends !!!  BLAST is going to Sonny Acres, 29W310 North Ave, West Chicago, on Sunday. October 22nd. Meet and pick up at Sonny Acres, 6:30-8:00pm.  Bring $10.00 for food & Haunted Hayride, extra $ for haunted barn, souvenirs & Sonny Acre food and the FPC permission form found online and in the church office. We need an exact count by Oct. 20.
To RSVP, ask questions or volunteer to chaperone please contact:
Susie Mitchell   312-498-
Jen Keating   630-212-9690 

Mary Kinsey 630 668-5147 x20 
WF High School News
WF Small Group Fun Night! 10/22 6-8:15pm
The student leadership team has a super fun night of team games and competitions planned! Which small group will win the big prize? You've got to come to find out! We'll end the night with worship and prayer. Don't miss this chance to bond with your small group!
WF Fall Retreat, 10/27-10/29
Register now so you won't miss the EARLY BIRD price of $140! After October 8, the price will be $150. Deadline to sign up: October 18. The fall retreat is an awesome time to get away from the distractions of daily life, and spend some quality time with God and your WF friends.  This year's theme is "Hit Pause. Find God." Register online today.
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