For the week of   
May 13, 2018  
13 - Youth Sunday
17 - Women's Ministry Strawberry Breakfast
20 - Women's Ministry Bake Sale
20 - Sunday School Closing Celebration
26 - Mission: People's Resource Center
27 - Cuba Mission Trip

2 - Taste of Wheaton
11-15 - VBS/Service Squad
16-23 - WF High School Mission Trip
17 - Father's Day Worship Service
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .
Children & Youth
Education Hour
Paul and Silas
Lower Level

6th Grade
Lower Level

7th Grade
Philip and the Ethiopian Official
Lower Level

8th Grade
The Big Picture - Protestants & Other Christians (Reformation)
Lower Level

High School
No class-Youth Sunday brunch
Ongoing Events
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. 
Father's Day 
Worship Service
Men of First Pres, we will  be leading worship on  Father's Day, June 17 If you are willing to serve in some capacity, let us know as soon as possible.
Needed:  Greeters, 
Ushers,  Scripture 
Speakers,  Musicians,
C offee/Treat Providers.
Please consider being
 a part of the team for this special day.
FPC Book Club
The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe is the May book selection for your FPC bookclub. 
Join us on Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House living room for good discussion and great fellowship.  Questions? Please contact Mary Kinsey 630-668-5147 x20 
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.
Sunday Worship Services

Youth Sunday
Worship in the Ministry Center
Senior Sermons by:
8:30 Kristen Richter, Josh Scharpenberg, Tyler Carroll
11:00 Patrick Reinhart, Peter Todd, Justin Ostrem

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Adult Education
Millennials and the Church
May 13, 9:45-10:45am, Living Room
It was once said that, "Christianity is only ever one generation away from extinction." And that is as true today as ever.  During this program, Pastor Kellen will share how the church today might reach, disciple and empower Millennials. The core conviction for this class is that Jesus' plan for changing us and changing the world is discipleship. 

O n May 20 , hear from Pastor Kyle about her clergy pilgrimage.  Through pictures and stories, experience the Holy Land from her recent first-hand account. Meeting in Stewart Hall 101-103, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Taste of Wheaton
Saturday, June 2 in Memorial Park from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.. Last year we offered free children's books which were well received by those strolling through the park. If you have unused children's books at home please consider dropping them off at the welcome desk so we may offer them again this year.  

Ours is a friendly church and if you would be willing to donate an hour or so to visit with people at our booth please contact Nancy Cinatl (630) 690-2110 or 
Sue Hervey (630) 682 4603.
New Church Directory
Church family, you are invited to be a part of our 2018 photo directory. Our last directory was printed in 2012. As you look around you today, you will see that we have a new pastor, new families, there have been weddings, and babies, and kids who are young adults now. We have changed in the past six years, and a new photo directory will help us capture these changes. Sign up at or the next two Sundays on the ramp. Our directory won't be complete without you! Sign up today. Dates available end of June, September and early October.
Tomatoes and Peppers are Coming
On Sunday, May 13, the Mission Committee will be distributing tomato and pepper plants so we can grow some vegetables for the food pantry.  These past couple of years we have provided fresh vegetables to the pantry, along with the "fruits" from our Giving Garden .  We will also need help with planting, weeding and watering the giving garden.   
Contact Mary Kinsey for details. 
As another way to care for God's Creation, we will also be providing milkweed pods, instructions for developing a butterfly garden, and pollinator seeds to plant in your yard.  Come to the rotunda and pick up your plants and seeds!
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 from May 27 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 your family.
First Pres Young Family Group
Save the date: 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
Prescription for Life
Thank you for your continued support of our Prescription for Life Campaign. Many bottles were turned in Sunday, April 29th. If your bottle is still at home, bring it to church and drop it off. The money collected helps with the many needs of the older adults.
Questions contact a Rachel Abbott.
Mission: Cuba Mission Trip
Hope Presbyterian & First Presbyterian Cuba Mission Trip
May 27-June 4
On May 27, eight of us from Hope Church and First Presbyterian Church will be traveling to visit our brothers and sisters in Christ at La Fernanda Reformed Presbyterian Church in Havana. Our days will be filled with bible study, worship, mission work, and fellowship. We will visit some of the other churches in the Presbytery of Havana, both in Havana and in the surrounding rural areas to learn how they do mission and care for one another. We will also take time to visit some of the historic places in and around Havana. Most importantly, we will have the chance to spend time in conversation and prayer with the men, women, and children of La Fernanda.
We ask for your help as we collect much needed items that we will take with us. Look for the collection basket in the Rotunda.
  • Multiple vitamins for adults and children
  • Vitamin C / Vitamin E
Pain Killers
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Aspirin
Other Needed Items
  • Material remnants. The women of La Fernanda will use the material to make items they will sell.
  • Pens / Pencils / Children's Scissors
  • Travel size shampoo / Conditioner / Tooth Paste / Deodorant
  • Tooth Brushes for adults and kids
Muchas gracias!
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 , one of our long time mission partners, would be grateful for volunteers on the following Saturdays from 8:30 AM until Noon
The dates are:   May 26 , and  June 23 .  We will need  12 volunteers each Saturday . to help the clients do their shopping and load their car.
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 .
Women's Ministry
Strawberry Breakfast
Thursday, May 17
9:30 a.m. - Check in and Fellowship
9:45 a.m. - Breakfast, Installation of Officers, Honorary Life Membership Presentation
10:45 a.m. - Program, 
Poet  Donna Pucciani, Author of "EDGES".
Free Will Offering, $5 donation suggested.
RSVP to the Church Office by 5/11/18.
or call  (630) 668-5147

Bake Sale to support Women's MInistry Projects
Sunday, May 20 in Stewart Hall
Tasty baked goodies will be available all morning. All proceeds from this successful bake sale will support the mission giving of Women's Ministry.
Many bakers are needed to donate their treats, or donate a craft to sell. Please drop off your baked goods in the kitchen by Friday at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed on Friday 3-6:00 p.m. & Saturday 9-11:00 a.m. for set up, and to help with the sales on Sunday morning. Thank you in advance for your time.  
Questions or Suggestions?  Carol Molino or  Lisa Linebarger 
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.

Vacation Bible School
  Register Today!
June 11 - 15, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 4 (by Sept. 1) - entering 4/5th grade
5th graders may choose to attend either VBS or VBS Service Squad!
Come experience the Bible through music, science, crafts, games and story time.

Registration forms available on our website or in the church office.
RSVP by May 25 to guarantee a t-shirt size!
Adults and high school teens to assist with crafts, games, science, music, storytelling and more! 

Decoration creation meetings every Wednesday in May! Come join us in the Parish House basement at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Lynn Nuzzo for more information.

Genesis Middle School
VBS-Service Squad-"God loves you. Share the love."

June 11 - June 15, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
6 - 8 th Grade  ** 5 th Graders may join us too! **
The squad will serve at SCARCE, Willowbrook Forest Preserve, HSP, make lunches for PADS and visit our FPC seniors.
Register online  or forms available in the church office or Rotunda.
RSVP by May 25 to guarantee a t-shirt size!
Chaperones and drivers needed each day!
Contact Mary Kinsey   for more information.
WF High School News
Youth Sunday Rehearsal
Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Ministry Center
All band members and speakers for the Youth Sunday service are required to attend this important rehearsal! Youth Sunday T-shirts will be available this day for $10 for all worship participants (Mission Trip team members' shirts are covered in the cost of the trip!).

Youth Sunday Brunch, May 13
9:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall  
Brunch will be served between services for all high schoolers and their families! We will gift our seniors and thank our adult leaders during this time.
We will provide the hot dish, but ask that families would contribute as follows:
Last Names A-G:     bring fruit/fruit salad
Last Names H-O:     bring pastries/donuts/muffins
Last Names P-Z:      bring OJ, other juice or milk

Mandatory Mission Trip Info Meeting for Parents and Students
Sunday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall
We will go over the packing list, travel details, team expectations and collect all of the final paperwork for the June Mission Trip to Chattanooga!
Recent Events
The children now have a colorful space to sing in Sunday School with their new Fruits of the Spirit rug and banner.

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