Between now and the end of June all of our church school offerings will be donated to the capital campaign to help renovate the new location for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Our goal is to raise $150.00 and the Children of First Congregational Church will have a customized brick to greet thousands of our neighbors who visit the GE Food Pantry at their new home for assistance.
Your household may donate via our online portal by clicking here or you may mail a check made out to the church (535 Forest Ave. GE 60137) with "Church School Offering" on the memo line.
Beginning in Lent
Beginning Sunday, February 21st families are encouraged to worship together and view a new Children's Sermon each Sunday led by either Director of Christian Education, Catherine Curtis or Director of Youth Ministry, Danny Harman.
Unit 5 Lent & Holy Week
Unit 5 activity bags will be delivered to the homes of FCCGE family households on Friday February 19th and Friday February 20th, if you do not receive one for your child (preschool thru 5th grade) please contact Director of Christian Education Catherine Curtis.
The activity bags include:
FCCGE Sunday church school lesson booklet
"Reflections on Prayer" illustrated activity devotional
Donuts you may eat when you receive the bag (after asking your parents permission!)
An activity for each Sunday of Unit 5 & Holy Week:
February 21 - The Lord's Prayer & Lenten Puzzle - stickers
February 28 - Jesus and the Children - Sour Patch Kids activity
March 7 - Jesus and Bartimaeus - Seek & Find
March 14 - Jesus and Zacchaeus - Skittles activity
March 21 - A Woman Anoints Jesus - Essential oil
March 28 (Palm Sunday) - Jesus the King - pipe cleaner donkey
April 1 (Maundy Thursday) - Jesus' Last Passover - lunch bag with grape juice and gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free cracker
April 2 (Good Friday) - Too Afraid to Follow Jesus - nail and scratch-boards
April 4 (Easter Sunday) - Resurrection of Jesus - hidden surprise in an egg!