For the week of   
October 7, 2018  
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Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Community Concert Series
Journey - An Evening of Bach, Bruckner, and Taizé
Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Free admission - Donations appreciated
Please join us for the first concert of our Community Concert Series that will look at the relationships of concert & worship, sacred & secular, Protestant & Catholic, and explore how these relationships are lived out in music. The concert will  feature the Westminster Choir and Orchestra, along with guest musicians from the community. Together, we will journey through an intimate cantata by Bach, an epic symphony by Bruckner, and the communal music of TaizĂ©.
Wheaton College Christmas 
Concert
Last week to sign up!
Wheaton College Christmas Concert in December.
Concert Date: Saturday, December 8
4:00 p.m. in Edmund Chapel
Group ticket orders are due by October 7. $20  
There will be a dinner at Arrowhead restaurant for those who wish to gather together after the concert. Contact Nancy for ticket and dinner reservations at (630) 690-2110 or by 
  email.
Programs and Events Coming Soon ...
Visit the First Pres  website for more details.
Women's Ministry - Fall Planting Event
Wednesday, October 17 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
God and Politics in the 
Holy Land
Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.   
Deacons
Fall Senior Luncheon
Tuesday, October 23 at 12:00 noon
Armoring Yourself with Knowledge -
Crimes and Criminal Patterns Occurring Within the Community
Dress a Girl Around the World
Thursday, October 25, 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services

Pastor Kellen Smith
Generations: Abundant Compassion


Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website   here.
Announcements
The Five Love Languages
Final Class - Sunday, October 7
9:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall 102-103
Led by Maryanne Kyle & Angela Stephenson
This Adult Ed class is for everyone - singles, couples, teens, and grandparents.  Learn HOW to love the people in your life in a way that they can fully receive the message. You'll be inspired by real-life stories and find humor as our actors role play examples of the five Love Languages. Find out what your favorite love language is and the favorite love languages of the people close to you. Applying these truths will forever change your relationships. 
Hymnal Dedication
On Sunday, October 7 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., we are dedicating our new hymnals, Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal , in memory of Byron M. Powell. We are tremendously grateful for the generous donations in memory of Mr. Powell, which covered a portion of the cost of new hymnals. We are also grateful to you, our congregation who, out of joyful generosity, gave towards this amazing musical resource for our church. Please join us as we lift up our new hymnals in song and prayer, while celebrating all God has done and will continue to do in the life our community.
Women's Ministries - Fall Card Writing 
Friday, October 12
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Stewart Hall 101
Ladies, this is a great opportunity to express your creativity and/or
write encouraging words to women in our congregation. Cards can be
as simple or elaborate as you wish. Come for an hour or the whole
time. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Contact Alice Lechiara,
630-462-0535 or Donna Laidlaw, 630-690-7402.
Church Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is now accepting submissions for consideration for the offices of Deacon, Elder and 2019 Nominating Committee. Do you know someone who exhibits the skills, compassion and drive to serve in one of these positions? You can submit names of members and/or your own name by filling out the Nomination Form found in the Pew Racks and  online . Please return forms to the Welcome Desk, Narthex or Office by October 14.
History of the Kirkin 
Sundays, October 14 & 21
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall 104-105
Led by Tina Beaird
Beginning as a tradition in 1941, the Kirkin of the Tartans was a way to remember to the Scottish and English heritage of the Protestant church. The Kirkin custom became popular all over the U. S. in churches of any denomination. Held over two weeks, prior to Kirkin Sunday (see back page), these classes explore the legacy and history of religious freedom.
Faithful Parenting
Sundays, October 14 - 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.
Community Art Gallery
Enjoy the wonderful art on display in our 
Community Art Gallery throughout the week. 
Located on the Link

Featuring the photography of 
Michael and Maxwell McCann
October 2 - November 27

Artist Reception Sunday, October 21
Between Worship Services 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Mission
PADS
Monday-Tuesday, October 22-23
Our next opportunity to help those most in need in our community is at Trinity Church in Wheaton. We need 6-7 adult overnight monitors for these 4-hour shifts: 7:00-11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m., and 3:00-7:00 a.m. If you would like to give of your time, please reach out to Anth.Lechiara@gmail.com, (630) 251-1955. To assist with food, please contact kathyparadise@comcast.net.
Children
LOGOS Has Begun!
K-8th Grade
Wednesdays, October 3 - March 13
from 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Cost: $130

LOGOS is an exciting midweek program where children, youth and  adults come together to practice the art of Christian relationships.   LOGOS Bible Study leader needed for the 4th/5th grade class! (5:00 - 5:35 p.m.)  Contact  Lynn Nuzzo  (K - 5 th ) or  Laurie Meisner  (6th - 8 th ) for information!

Sunday School Teachers Needed
A few more teachers are needed to round out our teaching teams! Teach or assist once a month or as often as you like. Contact Lynn Nuzzo  for more information!
Genesis/Middle School
BLAST is Going to Sonny Acres!
Sunday, October 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
All middle school youth and their friends are welcome!  BLAST is going to Sonny Acres, 29W310 North Avenue,  in West Chicago, on Sunday, October 28. Meet and pick  up at Sonny Acres.  Bring $10.00 for Haunted Hayride and donated treats,  extra money for the haunted barn, souvenirs and Sonny Acres food. Don't forget the FPC permission form found  online and in the church office.  Parents chaperones needed!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 24 to  Laurie Meissner.
WF High School
Sunday AM, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Join us in Stewart Hall to learn about the 5 Love Languages, as described in the book by Gary Chapman. Don't worry - there will still be donuts! :) The final class is this Sunday, October 7.
 
WF Youth Group, 6:00-8:15 p.m.
Make a fresh commitment to strengthening your faith and making new connections with the awesome youth and adults of First Pres. Please join us and bring a friend!
 
High School Ministry Housekeeping - Forms and such...
Please fill out a new covenant and Emergency Medical Form if you have not done so for this year, and bring $20 for snacks for the year. Please contact   Nancy Goodwin   with any questions. 

Fall Retreat - Save the Date: October 26-28,  with special guest speaker, Oliver Hersey! Invite a friend!
First Pres in Action
LOGOS is Back!



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