For the week of   
July 8, 2018  
14 - Young Family Picnic and Play
15 - Emergency Preparedness
20 -Girl's Night Out

12 - Deacon Blood Drive
12 - Koinonia Coffee-Mental Health
16, 17 Dress-A-Girl Workshop

Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Ongoing Events
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.
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.
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.
Call for Art for the Link
( between Stewart Hall and Rotunda)
We would like to see what art talent there is in our community.  Our desire is to rotate art every two months.  If you are an artist of any media:  pen & ink, pastel, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, charcoal, alcohol ink, collage, photography, digital photography, etc., please email Margaret Bucholz with the type of art you do and a sample of your work.  We would like to set up a schedule of rotating art work.  If you have a friend or relative who is an artist, share this message with them. Contact Margaret Bucholz if you have questions.   
Sunday Worship Services

Do You Have a Galilean Accent?
  Proverbs 10
Dr. Paul Bischoff
Worship 9:30 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Welcoming Patricia Locke
Sunday, July 29, 10:45 a.m.
We joyfully welcome back former First Pres member
Pat Locke who now serves as a pastor in Tennessee. She will join us in worship and lead a presentation following worship based on her new book, Now and Not Yet: Sermons of Grace and Hope. Make plans to join Pat for an inspiring conversation.
Emergency Management Plan
On Sunday, July 15 following worship, we will have a program to introduce and review the Church's new Emergency Management Plan. The plan has been developed to provide guidelines in case of emergencies at First Pres, and to provide an understanding of the purpose and use of the fire protection, life safety, and other emergency equipment throughout the building, and to review policies and procedures associated with evacuation and general emergency situations. While everyone is invited to attend and to be prepared, this will be particularly helpful for anyone in a church leadership role, since they are often called on during emergencies.

Presented by Jan Buscher with Lieutenant Bill Cooley from the Wheaton Police Department in Stewart Hall 101-103
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 .
If you have any news or events for church life, enews or newsletter contact Meghan Plocinski at and (630) 668-5147 ext. 17. We really appreciate receiving all news and updates 2 weeks before publications.
New Church Directory

Our Photography Dates are:
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
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.  
Guide Book & Directory Advertising Opportunity
We are updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the church. This book has everything pertinent to our church: ministries, committees, activities, functions and events plus a complete directory of all members. It is provided and direct-mailed to each family at no cost to our church, and is subsidized by local businesses that advertise. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call the Church Office 630-668-5147
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.
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 at 630 544-9293 for more information.   
Women's Ministry
Girls Night Out
Join us on July 20th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
A fun time to connect with other women at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. Bring your favorite appetizer and we'll provide the mocktails!
Cost is $10 per person. If you bring a guest the cost is $5 for you and $5 for each guest you bring. Invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers. 
Please R.S.V.P by July 15th, and let us know if you need childcare. You can register online at  or by calling the church office at 630-668-5147. 

For more information contact: Maryanne Kyle or Angela Stephenson.

Dress-a-Girl-Around-the-World workshop 
Stewart Hall on August 16th and 17th. 
Please join us for a  Dress-a-Girl-Around-the-World workshop on August 16th from 1pm to 9pm and August 17th from 9am to 3pm in Stewart Hall. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one easy to transport. Friends and all skill levels are welcome! Please contact Jeanne Kovanda at 630-380-0635 if you have questions or need help transporting your machine. 

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 morning for  week 6 of 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.
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.  

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).
Boxes Needed  
Children's Ministry is collecting boxes for a summer family event!  
Rectangle shaped boxes just large enough for a child to sit in. Thanks!

Christmas In July

Genesis/Middle School
BLAST is Going APE!
Join us on Sunday, July 15 at Go Ape 1100 Ogden Ave Western Springs for an afternoon of crazy climbing. The cost is $15.00. This is a FPC middle school youth event only. Meet us in the church parking lot at 2:30 for carpools. We will be back around 6:00 p.m. FPC permission form and GO APE waiver in the church office or online.
To sign up contact
Susie Mitchell-312-933-6481
or Kate Reinhart-630-221-8404
Adult chaperones needed and always welcome.
WF High School News
Girls'/Guys' Small Groups  
We 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.
Our next event is July 11 - Mini-WF, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
We will end small groups a little early, so we can have a mini-WF including games, snacks and worship!

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