January 20, 2021
View the January newsletter here.
Rediscover Jesus

Wednesdays through February 10
7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Meeting ID: 869 4592 5503
Passcode: 8dCeiX
The Color of Compromise

Sundays through February 14
8:30-9:25 a.m. on Zoom
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 886 3217 8184
Passcode: 854247

Download the Color of Compromise class discussion guide here.

This Sunday Undivided Kingdom
Acts 4:32-37

As the kingdom of God moves forward, challenges from outside and within the church will occur. We must stand against attempts to divide the church or keep the kingdom of God from moving forward.

To the Ends of the Earth: The Book of Acts

This six-week series examines the remarkable spread of the church and the kingdom of God from Jerusalem, to Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Jesus has commissioned every one of his followers to be his witness by the power of the Holy Spirit. Despite challenges from outside and within, the kingdom of God continues to advance. Today, we are his witnesses and have a vital role in the continuing story of Jesus’ unstoppable kingdom.

Sunday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. 
Livestream at: firstpreswheaton.org/livestream
Member & Guest Survey Livestream Worship Service

The Worship Planning and Experience Team is continuing to work on improving our engagement with members and guests through our livestream worship experience. We have learned a new technology platform and adopted a new method of engagement. In an effort to continually improve our livestream worship experience, we would like to hear from you. Please take a few moments to give us your feedback.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 31, following worship

Each year in January, we gather for the Annual Meeting of the congregation. Plan to join your church family virtually as we reflect on what God has done through the ministries of First Pres in the past year. A meeting packet and annual report will be available ahead of the meeting.

The meeting will be conducted immediately following livestream worship.

in Partnership  

All churches are invited to support the mission of the PCUSA, our larger church family. You can help First Pres to fulfill this Per Capita commitment by making a contribution of $36.00 for each church member in your family in addition to your regular giving. The total contribution for our church membership in 2021 will be $36,648. You’re welcome to make your check out to First Presbyterian Church or contribute online and note “Per Capita” in the memo line.

Thank you for your support of the greater church.
Sign up for an hour of family fun in the
Gymnasium/Ministry Center

Bring your own sports equipment, burn off some energy with your family, and have fun in our open space! Email or call the office at 630-668-5147 to reserve your one-hour time slot.

Family Open Gym Hours:
Mondays at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Fridays* at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
(*Open Gym not available on Friday, January 29)

Kids Ministry
Zoom Sunday School – January 24 and 31
Snow Day Family Event – Saturday, January 23 (register by today)
Genesis Middle School Ministry
TODAY - Wednesday, January 20 – Zoom games and XP3 lesson
Wednesday, January 27 – An invitation to talk about diversity with Kedrick and Tassie
Sunday, January 31 – Play and Pray, outdoor games and labyrinth prayer walk

WF High School Ministry
Sunday, January 24 – An invitation to talk about diversity with Kedrick and Tassie
Sunday, January 31 – Prayer walk, labyrinth, and outdoor stations

If you've been looking for a way to help people in need, here's an opportunity! Blood is needed now more than ever.

Saturday, January 23
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Held at First Pres

Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins are also welcome. A photo ID is required, and masks must be worn. Covid-19 antibody testing will be performed on all blood donations as part of the standard testing.

All presenting donors receive a $4 coupon on a $15 purchase at Noodles and Company.
Want to experience praying in a whole-body, focused way? Wish for time to pray for our nation, our families, our youth and our world? 

Sign up below for a 15-minute individual time slot to walk and pray the labyrinth in the multipurpose room on Saturday, January 30 or Sunday, January 31. 
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to Help Our Neighbors in Need

During the week of February 14-21, First Pres will host the Love Your Neighbor Food Drive. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food and personal care items as well as monetary donations to support our local food pantry partners, the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton and the Interfaith Food Pantry in Carol Stream.

This is a wonderful opportunity to help the less fortunate in our community. We hope that you will share the news of this event with your neighbors and friends.
Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton firstpreswheaton.org
Phone 630-668-5147