The office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday
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Knowing God - Adult Education and Sermon Series
January 19 – God and Scripture
Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Adult Ed from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

January 26 – God and Community
Adult Ed at 9:00 a.m.
Worship at 10:00 a.m.

This series features insights from some of the world’s leading communicators, pastors, theologians and thought leaders. This wisdom is displayed through cinematic films that explore the big questions we all have.
Child care is provided.

Find out more here .
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 26
Adult Education at 9:00 a.m.
One worship service at 10:00 a.m. 
Annual Meeting at 11:00 a.m.  
Lunch at noon

Plan to join your church family for a special Sunday as we reflect on what God has done through the ministries of First Pres in the past year.  Printed copies of the Congregational

Annual Meeting Business packet will be available at the Welcome Desk, in the Narthex or in the Church office this Sunday.
Adult Education
Sundays, February 2 & 9
9:45-10:45 a.m.

Tender Lions
A raw, unfiltered conversation about one father-son relationship on the brink of destruction that, against all odds, was not only saved, but restored. But that’s not the end of the story. With honest talk abo ut addiction, absentee fathers and ultimately hope for healing, Brian and Jeff Becker relay vital lessons that are essential to the health and survival of society. To learn more visit www.tenderlions.org. 
Deacons' Blood Drive
Sunday, January 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Donate blood this winter. One donation can save up to three lives!
To schedule an appointment, sign up after services or online. Donors will receive a coupon for $10 off your next order at Noodles and Company in honor of National Blood Donor Month (while supplies last).
DuPage County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday, January 20
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Gary United Methodist Church,  224 North Main Street, Wheaton

Gary Church will once again host this event that welcomes people of all races, faith traditions, ethnic backgrounds, and economic classes to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King on this national holiday. This year’s keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. James Miller, Senior Pastor of DuPage AME Church in Lisle and one of the co-founders of the DuPage MLK celebration.
Blind Eyes Opened Movie
Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Regal Cantera Theater in Warrenville  
Cost: $10

As our church takes first steps in being a Matthew 25 church, we will begin to explore Justice , and have an opportunity to view the movie Blind Eyes Opened. This is a first-of-a-kind Christian documentary that dives deep into the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. The film exposes the darkness that fuels demand, highlights survivors’ transformation through Christ, and engages lawmakers, law enforcement, organizations, ministries and experts across the country committed to ending the atrocities, all while showing Christ as the hope for all involved. This will be a thought-provoking film suggesting ways we can get involved in eliminating this activity in our communities.

If you would like to attend, please call the church office or sign-up at the Welcome Desk.  Scholarships are available.
Women's Ministry
Wok and Talk
Monday, January 27 
4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Wok & Fire, 120 E. Liberty Drive 

All women of the church and their friends are invited to this fun evening of great food and beverages, and engaging conversation. RSVP to the church office.
Kindergarten Information Night
Monday, February 3 
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Discussion will include: All Day vs. Half Day, Daily Schedule, Curriculum, Kindergarten Readiness, and Pre-K Option

Q & A By: D200 Kindergarten teachers, St. Michael Parish School, Wheaton Christian Grammar School

All are welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors.  No RSVP needed. Childcare will not be provided.
Chancel Flowers
Do you enjoy the flower arrangements in the Sanctuary? There are several opportunities for donating flowers in 2020. If you are interested in donating flowers for the Sanctuary, please contact the church office 
at 630-668-5147. Flowers may be given in memory of a loved one or 
for any special occasion. The cost is $50. Note: We still have space available for flowers on Sunday, January 26, February 16 and March 1. 
CAN Network
Remember our college age students with a prayer and a care card -
Julia Stephenson, Ohio State University ; Luke Beccasio,  Ohio University ; Logan Meyer, University of Iowa

Giving Envelopes Are In
If you requested giving envelopes for 2020, they are available to pick up at the Welcome Desk. We have a limited number of blank books available as well. Please contact Alice Lechiara with any questions or if you would still like a set of envelopes.
Children's Ministry
Pajama Family Movie Night 
Friday, January 31  
6:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center
 
Wear your PJs and a bring a sleeping bag or blanket. Popcorn and drinks provided! RSVP here .

Contact Lynn for the details. 
LOGOS 
K – 8th grade
Wednesdays through March 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Themes:
January 22, Pajama Night
January 29, Souper Bowl Night
February 5, Hollywood Movie Night

Want to invite a friend or neighbor to LOGOS as your guest for an evening to try it out? Contact Lynn for the details. 
Genesis - Save the Date
Middle School Family Competition Night
Saturday, February 1
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Online registration coming soon.
WF High School Ministry
Urban Youth Mission to Chicago this weekend! Please be in prayer for us as we go on our adventure. May we see God in all we meet, and grow in our faith through serving others.

NO SUNDAY AM or WF this Sunday due to the overnight trip and the long weekend. Enjoy the family time before second semester begins!

Registration is now available for the Winter Retreat and the Summer Mission Trip! Check your emails or contact Nancy for more information!
Men’s Groups Resume
DEN for Men  (“aspiring empty nesters”)  
Thursdays, Feb 13-May 7 (no meeting April 2) 
6:00-7:00 a.m. in the Dining Room 
Finding Fathers  (“working dads with kids in the house”) 
Fridays, January 31-May 1 (no meeting April 3)
6:00-7:00 a.m. in the Dining Room

For more information on theses groups, click here .
Prayers for the Chicago Presbytery
2020 will be a year of prayer for churches in the Chicago Presbytery.  Each week we will be praying for a few churches by name. This week please pray for:

Presbyterian Church of Barrington 
Community Presbyterian Church (Broadview)
Missions
Roseland “Good News” Day Care Center   
We are currently collecti ng formula and baby food as well as diapers and wipes for Ms Pearl. Bring your items to the Rotunda coat room marked Ms Pearl. 

Food Pantry 
Our local food pantries are in need of canned goods, whole grains, personal items: shaving creams, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent and diapers, especially sizes 4, 5 & 6. PRC and the Interfaith Food Pantry are always grateful for our donations.

To learn about other ways to serve, click here .
Online Calendar
There are many events, programs and educational opportunities offered at First Pres. Click here to view the online calendar.
First Pres in Action
Genesis Middle Schoolers had a great fun & faith filled weekend at Timberlee



First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton www.firstpreswheaton.org
Phone 630-668-5147  
Email: office@firstpreswheaton.org