For the week of   
August 12, 2018  
16, 17  -  Dress-A-Girl Workshop
17  - Blast! Outdoor Movie Night
19  - Blessing of The Backpacks
24 -  Drive In Movie in the Courtyard
25 -  First Pres Music Retreat
26 -  WF Road Rally
30 -  Book Club
9 -  Homecoming Sunday
     Education for All
     Taste of First Pres Picnic
23 -  Distinguished Pastor Series, Neal Presa
27-29 Photography Dates
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Ongoing Events
New Church Directory

Our Photography Dates are:
Thurs, Sept. 27-Sat, Sept. 29
Mon, Oct. 1-Thurs, Oct. 4
Photography Hours:
Weekdays 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Lower Level Room 106-107

Volunteers Needed
Ideally one person per 2 hour shift, greeting members and helping with picture check-in, or if you are having tons of fun meeting all your church friends, you can take the whole 4 hour shift. 
To volunteer, contact Sharon Carroll ASAP or call 
(630) 260-6871.
Sign up at  or call the church office, 
(630) 668-5147, for assistance. We can't wait to see you.  
Art in the Link
The mid-August exhibit on the Link Wall will feature a collection of watercolor paintings by Marion Robbins.  Marion's interest in painting began with art classes while a student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She graduated from Carleton with a degree in Sociology and Art History. Marion continues her study of watercolor painting as a member of the DuPage Art League.

Marion and her husband, Rufus, have been first Pres members since 1991.
Food Pantry 
Our food pantries need DIAPERS in sizes 5 & 6; however, whatever sizes you have available will be appreciated. Grocery items needed include coffee, tea, cooking oil, condiments, fruit cocktail, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, sugar, healthy gluten-free items, toothpaste, and women's personal products. 
Director of Middle School Ministry
First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton is seeking an enthusiastic and compassionate Director of Middle School Ministry. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position responsible for leading our Middle School Ministry for sixth through eighth grade. 
email  your cover letter and resume to Jan Buscher, Church Administrator.
A complete job description can be downloaded  HERE .
Sunday Worship Services

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Pastor Kyle Roggenbuck
Worship 9:30 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Community Gathering
August 12, 10:45 a.m. 
Stewart Hall 101-103
Sara Hynes, NAMI DuPage Education and Community Training Director, will be joining us to discuss the impact of mental illness on individuals, families and the community. We will learn more about the importance of diagnosis, early intervention and the resources available in DuPage Co.
Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers
Sundays, August 19 & 26 
10:45 a.m. Stewart Hall
The popularity of Fred Rogers continues to grow as popular media, including a recent documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", reminds us of the simple deep lessons of compassion and love that Rogers evidenced not only in his popular children's television show, but also in his life as a Presbyterian Minister. Join us as we delve into Mr. Roger's timeless life lessons. Presented by Pastor Kyle.
Blood Drive This Sunday
August 12,  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Lower Level Ministry Center
To make an appointment to donate sign up online at or call/text Camille from Heartland at 
(847) 305-9998. Photo ID is required.
Festival of Generosity Through Sacrifice
We have been invited by our good friends at the Islamic Foundation of Villa Park to break bread and enjoy an evening of fellowship and learning on August 16. You may register  at  Festival of Generosity through sacrifice  which  has all the details. All are welcome. See you there! 
Dress-a-Girl-Around-the World
August 16 & 17, 2018.
Stewart Hall
Join us for a 
Dress-a-Girl-Around-the-World workshop on August 16 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one easy to transport. Friends and all skill levels are welcome! Contact Jeanne Kovanda at (630) 380-0635 if you have questions or need help transporting your machine.
Homecoming Sunday
September 9
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship
9:45 a.m. Education for all
followed by

Taste of First Pres
12:00 p.m. rain or shine 
join us for  good food, games and fellowship.  Enjoy a sampling of First Pres Ministries.
There will be Grilled Hamburgers, Brats and Chicken Breasts, by our fabulous Deacons.
Last Names A-M, Please Bring Side Dish or Salad
Last Names N-Z, Please Bring Dessert.

Hosted by our fabulous Deacons
The "Chix with Stix"
Knitting group has added a daytime group for those who cannot make it in the evening.  Our new daytime meeting is on Monday afternoon at  2 pm  in the Living Room in addition to our evening meeting on Wednesdays at  7 pm  in the Living Room.  All are welcome to join us either time!  Beginners to experts are always welcome!  For more information, call Monica Wylie at (630) 520-0403.
FPC Book Club
Do you like to read good books? Join the FPC book club, once a month in the Parish House living room, 7:00-8:30 p.m. for fellowship and great book discussions. 

Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller is the FPC book club read for August. Did you read all the "Little House" books? Love the Ingalls family? This is the book for you! Authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, this historical fiction book tells the courageous, resilient story of Caroline Ingalls-Ma. Join us on Thursday, August 30, 7:00 in the Parish house living room for good discussion and great fellowship.

Update Membership Information
Does our Church database have your family membership record correct? Have you moved or changed your phone number? Are your children still at home and part of your membership record? If you have not already informed the Church Office about changes to your record, please let us know by calling (630) 668-5147.
Save the Date
God and Politics in the Holy Land
Oct 22, 2018
Come  join Abraham's Children for coffee and dessert to hear from our good friend Dr. Paul Parker, professor of religion/Elmhurst College and Holy Land expert. He will share with us his perspective from this summer's trip to this troubled part of the world. All are welcome.
Kirkin of the Tartans
Oct 28, 2018.
Plans are afoot for a fall Kirkin of the Tartans.   We have some tartans on hand.  Contact Emily Schmitz-Herndon  at  ( 630) 544-9293 for more information.   
ESSE's 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Donna Boyd


Seeking Hands and Hearts
We will be assembling backpacks for the Zomi children on Thursday, August 16, at 10:00 in the Rotunda.  If you can volunteer an hour or two we would love to have you join us. If you have questions, contact Alisa Maloney - 630-933-9565.

Roseland 'Good News' Day Care Center
We continue to collect diapers, wipes, baby food and formula, infant and children's clothing - all sizes, toys, adult clothing, and household items.  Please bring them to the Rotunda coatroom marked 'Roseland'.  Thank you in advance! We ARE making a difference!!  Any Questions, please call Jan Foster at (630) 653-2612.  

School Preparations  
We are asking our congregation to help provide essential backpacks and
basic school supplies for local children in need.  Your donations will help
support the Zomi children, Peoples Resource Center and Catholic Charities.  A list of supplies is available at the information desk.  We have boxes for your donations available in the Rotunda.  Please bring your contributions by AUGUST 12.  Thank you for your generosity.  If you have questions, please contact Alisa Maloney or (630) 390-8102

"Drive In" at the Courtyard - Family Movie Night
 August 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a family movie night in the courtyard "drive in" style!
The children will decorate a car to watch the movie in.  Parents bring a blanket or chairs. Popcorn and drinks will be  provided!
  RSVP Lynn with number attending so we have plenty of  supplies ready.

Boxes Still Needed 
Rectangle shaped boxes just large enough for a child to sit in. Thanks!

Blessing of the Backpacks In Worship August 19 at 9:30am

Bring your backpacks to church for  prayers and a gift for your backpack 
to start off the new school year! Drop off your backpack as you enter the Sanctuary and place them in front of the communion table so we can see the during the service! The children will collect them during the blessing. 
Genesis/Middle School
BLAST Outdoor Movie Night August 17, 7:30-9:30

Join us at Jillian Capp's house 218 W. Harrison Ave., Wheaton
Please bring $5.00 for snacks, something to sit on, FPC permission form, found online or in the church office, and bug spray
Please RSVP to 
Susie Mitchell (630) 480-7269 
Jen Keating (630) 212-9690 
Julee Lockard (708) 243-3148  

WF High School News
Coming Up

August 15-Mini-WF Youth Group, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
We'll end small groups a little early, so we can have a mini-WF youth group night, including games, snacks and worship!

August 19-Sunday AM, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Come to worship at 9:30 a.m., and then join us in the Courtyard for a tasty treat and a short lesson after 9:30 worship!

August 26-Road Rally 6:00-8:15 p.m.
Meet in the Rotunda with your permission slip and a FRIEND (or Confirmand!) for our annual Road Rally scavenger hunt. The seniors are preparing a super fun and tough set of clues that will take us all around town on an epic hunt! There will be prizes and snacks to finish off this evening of intense competition! This event is one of the highlights of the year! You won't want to miss it!

September 9-WF Youth Group is back! 6:00-8:15 p.m.

For more upcoming events go to  

Around First Pres
Summer work at First Pres inside and out!
Preparing for the start of preschool with new coat hooks & sprucing up the window and door trim in the courtyard.

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