Sunday Morning Children & Youth

February 21, 2021
1st Sunday of Lent
Zoom Church School
from 11:00 am to 11:30 am
"The Lord's Prayer"
You will need:
  1. Church School "Lent & Holy Week" Activity Bag with:
  2. Sunday morning lesson Booklet
  3. The Lord's Prayer booklet
  4. The Lord's Prayer stickers (inside the booklet)
  5. Crayons or colored pencils

Zoom Confirmation Fellowship
6th - 8th Grades

8th Grade Lesson:
Proclaiming your faith

6th/7th Grade Lesson:
Myth project prt 4: Pentecost

Meeting ID: 962 4679 7167
Passcode: 386519

Phone Call Outreach
to FCCGE Families
In the coming weeks, FCCGE Youth Education Staff will be calling our families to check-in and see how we may serve you. We will be asking families:

  1. In what ways do you feel connected to the church at this time?
  2. Any specific challenges for your family at this time?
  3. Is there anything, that as a church, we can do to help you?
  4. What would you like to see in children and youth programming/ministries?

We look forward to connecting with you!
"Virtual" Church School
Nursery - 5th Grades
Church School Offering: January - June
Bricks to "Build" New
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
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.
Children's Sermons
Beginning in Lent
(Non-Communion Sundays)
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
Activity Bags
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:

  1. February 21 - The Lord's Prayer & Lenten Puzzle - stickers
  2. February 28 - Jesus and the Children - Sour Patch Kids activity
  3. March 7 - Jesus and Bartimaeus - Seek & Find
  4. March 14 - Jesus and Zacchaeus - Skittles activity
  5. March 21 - A Woman Anoints Jesus - Essential oil
  6. March 28 (Palm Sunday) - Jesus the King - pipe cleaner donkey
  7. April 1 (Maundy Thursday) - Jesus' Last Passover - lunch bag with grape juice and gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free cracker
  8. April 2 (Good Friday) - Too Afraid to Follow Jesus - nail and scratch-boards
  9. April 4 (Easter Sunday) - Resurrection of Jesus - hidden surprise in an egg!
Please register your family for 2020 - 2021
Please register your family here
Youth Education Staff
Catherine Curtis
Director of Christian Education
630-469-3096 ext. 23
Danny Harman
Director of Youth Ministries
630-469-3096 ext. 28
Cathy Basso
Youth Education Coordinator
630-469-3096 ext. 19
Kathleen Page
Nursery Coordinator