For the week of   
June 10, 2018  
10 - Town Hall Meeting
11-15 - VBS/Service Squad
16-23 - WF High School Mission Trip
17 - Father's Day Worship Service
17 - Koinonia Coffee 
24 - Executive Presbyter Sue Krummel

14 - Young Family Picnic and Play
20 - Women's Ministry Retreat
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Ongoing Events
First Pres
Giving Garden
The Giving Garden is underway! We are in need of 20 tomato cages. New or used. Contact Mary Kinsey  

Food Pantry 
Are you looking for a way to serve? Volunteers are especially needed  to help clients at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Carol Stream. For more information contact Mary Newman or  (630-665-3182).

The food pantries currently have a
special need for diapers in sizes 4, 5 & 6 , along with cooking oil, tuna, toothpaste, toilet paper and women's personal products. 
Boy Scout Troop 23 Needs Your Help!
Troop 23 has been an important part of First Pres since 1955 and currently has over 80 active scouts. If you are interested in becoming a liaison, and making a difference in these young lives, please contact Ron Hands at (630) 670-6710. The time commitment is small but the impact is huge.
First Pres Young Family Group
Saturday, July 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Picnic and a Play for Kids and their friends & family,
Goldie's Next Big Adventure, outdoors at the College of DuPage backyard theater.  BYO food, drink, blankets & folding chairs.  Free admission and parking.
Join the Usher Team
First Pres families, we are inviting your family to serve the church on the USHER team this summer.  First Pres will be having only one service through Sept. 2 at 9:30 a.m.  All ages are welcome.  Please contact Anth Lechiara  or (630) 251-1955 to select a date that works with for family.
Sunday Worship Services

The Way of Wisdom
Pastor Kellen Smith
Worship 9:30 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.

Pastor Kellen's June Welcome
Pastor Kellen's June Update
Town Hall Meeting
Join Pastor Kellen on June 10 to hear results from the recent congregational survey. The survey will help inform our church vision process. Together we're envisioning the future that God has in store for First Pres. 
10:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall 101-103
Cuba Mission Report
Next Week
Please join Pastor Kyle and Susan Yenchek after church on Sunday, June 17 to hear about the recent Mission Trip to Cuba.  Our First Pres team joined with our friends from Hope Presbyterian to bring supplies and friendship to our brothers and sisters in La Fernanda Presbyterian Church in Havana, Cuba.  Come hear about our wonderful experiences and the ways that God is active there.  Immediately following the service in Stewart Hall. 
New Church Directory
Our first photography dates for our upcoming directory event are fast approaching. The June dates are ideal for families with college students. We would love to see 100% of you in photos, we need all families to sign up. Our directory will allow us to connect names and faces and stay connected with one another.

Our Photography Dates are:
Wednesday, June 27 - Friday, June 29
Thursday, Sept. 27 - Saturday, Sept. 29
Monday, Oct. 1 - Thursday, Oct. 4
Photography Hours:
Weekdays 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Lower Level Room 106-107

Volunteers Needed
  Seeking help at the check-in table on the following photography dates/times:
Wednesday, June 27   5:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 28   5:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday, June 29   5:00 - 9:00 PM
To volunteer, contact Sharon Carroll ASAP o r call 630-260-6871.

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. 
Every family will receive a free 8x10 portrait and will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. Receive $10 off coupon a check-in.
Sign up at  or call the church office, (630) 668-5147, for assistance. We can't wait to see you.  
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. The ideal candidate will have a passion for middle school ministry, with experience in a church setting or an educational environment. Strong leadership and the ability to communicate effectively with parents, volunteers and church staff are essential, along with experience in developing volunteers, planning, and teaching. Familiarity with the Presbyterian tradition and a Bachelor's degree is preferred. 
email  your cover letter and resume to Jan Buscher, Church Administrator.
A complete job description can be downloaded  HERE .
Kirkin of the Tartans
Save the date of Oct 28, 2018.
Plans are afoot for a fall Kirkin of the Tartans.  There will be a "Procession of the Tartans" where parishioners march into the sanctuary with their tartans held high on a pole.  If you are of Scottish heritage and have a tartan you will surely want to participate. 
There's a tartan for those not of Scottish heritage too!  All are invited to participate, but there are a limited number of slots and poles.  We have some tartans on hand.  Contact Emily Schmitz-Herndon (soon, please, due to planning & time constraints) at 630 544-9293 for more information.   
First Pres Giving Garden

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us work the Giving Garden last weekend! We look forward to our bountiful harvest.
Women's Ministry
Women's Ministry: Jesus is Calling You to Tea at K'Tizo
Join us on the 4th Thursday each month for a deep breath of peace and calm with a Jesus Calling devotion at K'Tizo Tea & Coffee Shop, 1915 North Gary Ave. at 9:30 a.m.
Questions? Call Angela Stephenson at 630-200-2533.
Men's Ministry
First Light Collaborative Men's Group
Join us on Saturday mornings for a 9 week study - The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: 2 Peter, 2&3 John, Jude: Beware of the Religious Imposters Kindle Edition by
Warren W. Wiersbe.

The early church was facing a growing problem: Spiritual counterfeits. From false doctrine to mixed messages, Christians were struggling to separate fact from fiction. Sensing this threat to their young churches the apostles rallied to defend the Gospel in an extraordinary series of letters. This study of 2 Peter, 2 & 3 John, and Jude explores how we can discern truth and stand firm on God's word.
Breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. next to the kitchen. Please contact to be sure we have enough bacon for all.
Hearts, Hands & Feet in Action
You can sign up for the remaining Ronald McDonald House opportunity on Thursday, June 21 for meals (10 volunteers needed) to provide meals for the families staying there while their children are receiving treatment.

The People's Resource Center
We have one remaining date to volunteer, June 23 .  We need  12 volunteers to help the clients do their shopping and load their car. You can register for  these Mission Opportunities online at:
Signup sheets will be at the information desk, call the church office at 630-668-5147 or email If you would like to take part in these important missions please register ONLINE .

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 653-2612.

Abraham's Children
Nazareth Village depicts a trip back to the time of Jesus and is located next to Nazareth Hospital, an institution Abraham's Children has been supporting with medical equipment and Nursing School scholarships. Both Jon Wylie and Pastor Kyle mentioned it in their May slide presentations. Many Christian groups from around the world have volunteered there, either as reenactors or in support roles. For more information on how you can participate, please go to:
Vacation Bible School is next week!
June 11 - 15 ~ 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 4 years (by Sept. 1) thru 4th Grade in the Fall.
5th graders may join VBS Service Squad this year!
$30 registration fee includes T-shirt. Music CD's available for $4 .
Registration forms available on our website or in the church office.

It's never too late to join in the fun! - Extra t-shirts were ordered!
*Decorators after worship on June 10th
*Greeters/Registration on June 11
*Refreshment Servers on June 15 at close of VBS
*Photographers to take pictures during 

Contact  Lynn Nuzzo for more information.
Genesis Middle School
VBS-Service Squad is almost here!
You can still sign up online .
All incoming youth 5th grade through 8th are welcome to join us!
June 11 - June 15 9:00 - 11:30am Cost is $30.00.
MondayPADs snack bags, bread & cookie baking, flower pot painting
TuesdayHumanitarian Service Project for food sorting
DuPage Convalescent Center to play BINGO
Wednesday - SCARCE
Thursday - Willowbrook Forest Preserve
Friday - Visiting FPC seniors
God loves you! Come share the love.

Adults needed to chaperone and drive each day.
Questions? Please contact Mary Kinsey 630-668-5147 x20 .
WF High School News
Girls'/Guys' Small Groups will continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come join us, even if you've never come before. Small groups are a great way to keep your focus on God during the summer months. (We won't have small groups on June 20, while we are away on the mission trip).
Mission Trip Treat Partner Bags
Due by Wednesday, June 13. If you signed up as a treat partner, please be sure to turn your bag in on time, so everyone will have a nice treat to help them survive the many hours we will be on the road. If you took a card to be a prayer partner only, please pray as often as you remember your person, and send care cards, too. Care cards are super encouraging to the mission team! It's not too late to be a prayer partner - the Mission Team board is at the welcome desk, along with a card for you to take to help you remember to pray while we are away, from June 16 to June 23!
WF Bonfire/Mission Trip Reunion
Wednesday, June 27 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Shine's house. Please join us for some outdoor games and tasty s'mores. The mission trip team will share stories and God-sightings from the trip with those that couldn't come. You won't want to miss it!
Recent Events
On Saturday First Pres took part in the Taste of Wheaton with a fun, lively and informative booth. Thank you to our members who volunteered to spread the word about our church!

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