For the week of
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar
CAN Network - Remember Our
University of Iowa
and Justin Seymour,
Illinois Wesleyan University
CAN (College Age Network)
We need your help to show our First Pres College students that we love them and haven't forgotten them! We will be sending letters and gift cards to our college students in late November. We have college addresses for over 65 of our student members! If you would like to donate money or $5.00 gift cards (to places like Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, or fast food), please drop your donations in the office by Sunday, November
with any questions.
WF Mission Trip Fundraising for Guatemala 2019
We have several fundraisers to help us
get to Guatemala next summer! Please stop by our table on the Link today and see some of the quality bags and totes we are selling, and flip through
excited to be selling a quality product, and we receive a 40-45% profit from each item sold. You can also order
and have the items shipped directly to you
In-person orders (with free shipping) are due 11/14, and online orders (free shipping on purchases over $75) are due 12/12.
Looking for a special way to serve during Advent? Volunteer to light the Advent candles during worship! We need at least two people to help at every service
during Advent and also on Christmas Eve. Please sign up in the Rotunda. For more information contact Maryanne Kyle at
Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. Stewart Hall
We are currently studying
Man of God
by Charles Stanley.
Dr. Stanley asks and answers questions
such as: What does it
take to be a "real"
man? What can we learn about manhood from Jesus's
Please join us.
Jesus Is Calling You to K'tizo!
, November 29
Join us for a deep breath of peace and calm with a "Jesus Calling" devotion. We will meet in the K'tizo Tea & Coffee Shop, 19
15 N. G
Thursday, November 29
Parish House Living Room
The Book Of Speculation
by Erika Swyler is our book for November. Please join us for good discussion and great fellowship. Contact
Visit the First Pres
for more details.
Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website
Sundays through November 18
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Living Room
Led by Pastor Kellen and Sarah Smith
Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding responsibilities in life. Gain a deepened Christian perspective and helpful practical tools for helping your kids thrive. Pastor Kellen will share biblical insights and Sarah will share her experience as an educator and behavior specialist.
hild care is provided.
The Human Church
Sundays through November 25
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Stewart Hall 101-103
Led by Dr. Paul Bischoff
Our resident theologian Dr. Paul Bischoff
returns to teach from his new book
The Human Church
. His interactive seminar assumes that "good theology begins with good anthropology." It takes as its trajectory the ordinary symbols of manger, bread, wine, cross and tomb. The symbols are assessed within specific rituals of the Church. Using this method enriches the depth of meaning and personal application of lofty terms like Incarnation, Redemption and Resurrection. Books will be available to purchase for $10.
Sunday, November 11
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Lower Level Ministry Center
You can still make your appointment to donate by
or by calling/texting Camille from Heartland
(847) 305-9998. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins
are also welcome to schedule an open appointment at the
blood drive. Photo ID is required.
Every donor will receive a free Chicago Wolves ticket and $10 Colonial Cafe gift certificate as a special thank you.
Smart Money Event
Thursday, November 15
Livestream starts at 6:45 p.m.
in the Sanctuary
We're excited to be hosting a free livestream of Dave Ramsey's Smart Money event here at First Pres. Dave has spent over 25 years teaching his program
Financial Peace University
, hosting a national talk radio show, and helping people find hope and change their family trees. Learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else.
Sign up today!
December 7 and 8!
Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets. Volunteer sign-up forms are in this week's bulletin. Completed forms can be returned to the office. Food boxes are in the Rotunda between the services, or in the church office
ost needed items are children's clothes, toys, and all sizes of coats and outerwear
. Donated items can
be brought to the church December 4-6
or Sharon Carroll
Thank You to All Who
Who Have Submitted
a 2019 Generosity Card
Having each member's participation is essential for planning ministry and mission at First Pres in 2019. If you have not yet completed a card with your financial pledge, please consider doing so. If you would like a card sent to you, please contact the church office at (630) 668-5147. Giving cards are also at the welcome desk, in the pews and online here. Thank you for making joyful generosity not just something we say, but something we do.
Did you know that once you reach the age of 70½
(or older), your IRA distribution (up to $100,000) can be given directly
to the church without being taxed? This is just
one more creative way you can consider giving. As
your tax advisor.
Israel 2020: A Spiritual
Pastor Kellen and Sarah Smith will lead a pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine for First Pres members and friends March 20-30, 2020.
to sign up for trip updates. An informational meeting will be held in January.
Subscribe to the
First Pres YouTube Channel
If you would like easy access to sermon videos, you can subscribe
to our YouTube channel.
and type First Pres Wheaton in the search bar to locate our channel. In the upper right hand corner click the subscribe button. Try it out! If you miss a Sunday at First Pres, you can watch the video at your convenience.
First Pres Preschool Priority Enrollment
First Pres Preschool is accepting priority enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. Priority registration is open to church members and returning families through November 30. 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 by
or phone at 630-668-5147 x27.
Roseland "Good News" Day Care Center
Starting in November, donations of your new and gently used items will go to the Christmas Sharing program at First Pres. At the end of Christmas Sharing, many remaining items are donated to the Roseland Day Care Center. Thank you for your contributions. Please call Jan Foster at 630-653-2612 with any questions.
In November our food pantries need DIAPERS in sizes 5 & 6; however, any sizes you have available are appreciated. Grocery items needed include cooking oil, condiments, jelly, canned fruit, chicken soup, tuna fish, women's personal products, toothpaste, and tea. Both heads of PRC and the Interfaith Food Pantry always express their gratitude for the pantry items we send.
Wednesday nights through March, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.
* 11/14 GLOW Night
11/21 No LOGOS - Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28 Advent Night
(K - 5
(6th - 8
) for information!
Family Nativity Night
Friday, November 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a fun night of exploring Advent together!
* Create a gingerbread Nativity
* Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate
* Each family will receive an Advent bag to take home
RSVP to Lynn Nuzzo
so we have enough supplies on hand.
Operation Christmas Child
The LOGOS students would like to invite you to join them in packing a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes and instructions are currently located in the Rotunda. Filled boxes are due back on November 14. Visit their website for more information. Join us as we bless children with joy, hope and love all around the world!
There will be several ways to show ABUNDANT COMPASSION both locally and internationally through Sunday School and LOGOS this season.
Operation Christmas Child Boxes:
For those who do not attend LOGOS, we will have
Operation Christmas Child
boxes available in the rotunda to take home, fill and return to church by 11/14.
LOGOS Middle Schoolers will receive an OCC box at the next LOGOS on 11/7. We will drive to the dollar store that night after dinner to purchase items. Please bring $10. Boxes are due back to church by 11/14.
- During Sunday School classes 11/18, 11/25, and 12/2, we are asking for diapers and wipes for Christmas Sharing.
We will have a box near the Middle School Education rooms, Stewart Hall 105-107. Thank you in advance for your Joyful Generosity!
- LOGOS Middle Schoolers will
help with Christmas Sharing on 12/5
and head to Target to buy a toy and/or gloves/hat/socks. NOTE: No LOGOS for K-5th on 12/5.
Middle School Sunday School November Classes:
11/11 - All classes will run as usual
ll will combine with
6th grade class will be taught by Jerry Meyer, Karen McKee and Mike Spires
We are looking for four families to help set up the Christmas Eve Luminaria around the church grounds anytime up until 4:00 p.m. on December 24. Each family will take one block. Please contact Laurie to volunteer!
eissner by phone at 630
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Alumni Pie Night
Wednesday, November 21 from 8:00
All college students are welcome to come back to visit with the current high school students
buddies. We hope you can make it!
Sunday, December 16 from 5:00
Get all dressed up and we'll have a fun night eating appetizers, entrees and desserts at different homes around town. This event is one that the students really
Women's Ministry spent Wednesday morning
lending a hand at the Illinois Food Bank.
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