July 8, 2018
Single Summer Service at 9:30 am



 
Music:   Alexa and Paul Elsesser



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
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What's Happening This Summer at FCCGE?
Welcome to Kimberly Olson, 
New  FCCGE Business Admin 

We warmly welcome Kimberly Olsen, who comes to us with a rich background in church management. Kimberly is taking Sue Markowski's position and has been working with us for a month now. You can read more about her  here . Please come in during the week and introduce yourself!
Vespers
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TowerHill
Campfire Vespers
July 10, 17 and 24th
7 pm

Grab a blanket or chair and join us here at First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn on our front lawn. Enjoy an evening of music, prayer and reflection. Stay and listen or play in our open jam session immediately afterwards.


Newcomers Information Session,
Sunday, August 5
  
For those interested in learning more about joining FCCGE and the United Church of Christ, there will be an informal gathering for newcomers.  Details:  Sunday, August 5, 10:45 - 11:45 am in the Parlor (childcare for all ages available in the nursery).  Available joining date following this session is August 19 (9:30 am).  For further information, contact Rev. Seth Ethan Carey 630-469-3096 ext. 12).
Tower Hill Beach Weekend
July 13-16th, 2018
*Sign Up Deadline
July 8th*

Save the date for this annual fun-in-the-sun weekend with FCC members and friends! Families and singles are encouraged to experience the beauty of the Lake Michigan shore, the serenity of the woods and fellowship. Lots of chill time in store!
Employment Opportunities at FCCGE
Facilities Manager

We have begun the process of searching for a Facilities Manager, a part-time position responsible for overseeing both capital projects as well as day-to-day building operations. We hope to fill this position by the end of the summer. If you know of anyone who has appropriate experience and the technical expertise to manage complex building systems, please encourage them to apply. 
Please contact Pastor Seth.


Nursery Care Coordinator

While FCCGE Nursery Care Coordinator Huong Luu is on her maternity leave beginning in mid-August, we will need a substitute to join Kathleen Page in providing a safe and welcoming space for our youngest members and guests.  If you are 18 years of age or older and love working with children from infant to kindergarten and are available and committed to work on Sunday mornings from roughly mid-August to approximately mid-October or mid-November in this paid role, please contact Director of Christian Education Catherine Curtis  at by July 11.
How Can I Connect with Others?
Prime Timers Invite You to Our Yearly MusicCantignyUnder the Stars at Cantigny
Saturday, July 14th

Our next Prime Timers event will be the  West Suburban Symphony at  Cantigny on July 14. The program is titled " Music of America " and the concert starts at 7:30. Those interested in attending will need to sign up in the coffee area starting Sunday June 10th. We will meet at the FCC parking lot where we'll arrange 4-person car pools. (Cantigny entrance cost of $35.00 per car (($8.75 per person)). Our picnic will start at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass, your favorite drink and a chair. Fried chicken will be provided along with paper plates and utensils.  Questions? Contact Rocki DeVoy.


Film

Education
Film Discussion Group
Tues. July 10, 7 pm at Thipi Thai 

We're doing things a little differently this month for film discussion  group. We're asking that you watch Stanley Kubrick's  1968 classic  2001: A Space Odyssey  
on your own  time, then join us at 
Thipi Thai  (530
Crescent Blvd in Glen Ellyn) on Tues. July 10th at 7 pm for discussion. Have dinner, a drink or just discussion-it's up to you.  Read reviews
  here  and  here Contact Alan Bayert.
New Education Ministry for FCC

We have recently made the change in our education department from standing as a committee to becoming a ministry. Stop by our table July 15, 22 and 29th to learn more about the change and what this means for your family and how you can share your passions and talents. There are special treats for you for just stopping by! 

Sign Up to Teach a Sunday of Summer Church School 

 Teachers needed and lessons provided for this summer's Sunday School: "A Joyful Path". It's super fun and can't happen without you!   Sign up hereContact Catherine Curtis, Director of Christian Education for more information.
How Can I Help?
Do You Know How to Count?
We Need Your Mad Skills

We are looking for people who are available to come in once a month or once every other month to count the weekly contributions.  It's fun and a guaranteed ticket into heaven. (OK, part of that isn't true). Training is available.  Call Kimberly, in the church office, at 630-469-3096 x 10, if interested.
Help for Our Bridge Family  

If you have a bicycle to donate for a boy aged 13, or if you have a used vehicle you would be able to donate to the family, please contact Leslie Dodge at 630-248-4335.
Stock Gift Received


Morgan Stanley has received a stock donation, but FCCGE has no knowledge of the donor. If you recently gifted 104 shares of Ishars Morningstar stock to the church, please contact our Business Admin, Kimberly, so we may credit the donation properly.
 Music
Non Nobis Domine
Women's Chorus
June 17, 2019
When the First Trumpet Sounds
Women's Chorus
June 17, 2019
De Colores
Women's Chorus
June 17, 2019

Sign up for Summer Music



Solo singers and instrumentalists (youth and adults) contact Michele Hecht about performing in worship this summer. Openings available in August and September.

Don't forget to click the tiny little blue " View Entire Message" link at the bottom left of this newsletter to see all articles!
Children, Family and Youth
Church School offering for Now - August 

The offering this summer will be to support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, who has been, for 35 years, distributing groceries to our neighbors in need and are passionate about helping those who have fallen on hard times.
Program Year Registration for Remainder of 2018 
Infant through College

Please take a minute to register. This helps us plan more efficiently and have all the proper information ahead of time. 
Contact  Catherine Curtis 
with any questions. 
Save the Date



New Directory News
Families with College Students!
Have Your Pictures Taken This Summer

Lifetouch offers opportunities for families with college students (or with other factors) to have your pictures taken for our new directory on alternate dates from our scheduled Fall sessions when your loved ones are in town. Click here for info.
New Church Directory
Coming Fall 2018

Lifetouch will be coming to our church this Fall to take new church directory pictures Sept. 26-29th and Oct. 3-6th. This will be a great opportunity to update existing pictures and info and add all the beautiful souls that have joined since our last directory. In addition to a traditional paper directory (in a new convenient  size) we will also have a mobile directory  available  to everyone! Welcome to the 2000s ;-) Wanna see what the mobile directory will be like?  Click here !
First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn | | info@fccge.org | http://www.fccge.org
535 Forest Avenue
Glen, IL 60137
630.469.3096