February 1, 2023

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"Are you feeling the winter blues? In the midst of the cold and snow, it can feel like we are in the middle of an “eternal winter,” like the one..." 

... Continue reading in the February Newsletter.

The First Look monthly newsletter is published at the beginning of each month, and is found on the church website homepage in the Resources area. If you or someone you know would like to receive a printed copy of the newsletter, please call or email the office and we will be happy to send you a printed version.

2023 Annual Meeting Resources

The Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, January 29. Watch the meeting via our YouTube page.

View a copy of the Annual Meeting Business Packet here.

Click here for a copy of the Annual Report.

Sunday's Worship

"Resilient Faith"

Sundays, February 5-19

9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday: "Resiliency in Health” 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Resilience is an essential quality of the Christian life. Our faith helps us to adapt to stressful life changes and “bounce back” from hardship. This series looks at stories in the Bible that teach us how to walk in a resilient faith that withstands trials, temptations, and the uncertainty of life.

In case you missed last week's worship,

you can watch here.

Ash Wednesday, February 22   

Service at 7:00 p.m. 

Worship in Sanctuary and Livestream

Adult Education

History and Theology of the Black Church

Sundays, February 5, 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Led by Dr. Theon Hill, Associate Professor of Communication at Wheaton College

Since its inception, the Black Church in America has occupied a prominent place within Black communities and Black religious life. Despite declining numbers, Black communities collectively constitute the most religious demographic within the U.S. In this three-week course, we will consider the history, theology, and social impact of Black churches in the U.S., tracing their impact from early colonial times to the present as a means of understanding the historical, social, political, and economic factors that have shaped this venerated institution of Black religious life.

Confirmation Information Meeting This Sunday

All 8th graders and their parents are invited to a Confirmation Information Meeting on Sunday, February 5, at 11:30 a.m. in Stewart Hall. Confirmation is a significant milestone in a student’s faith, and we hope your student will join Pastor Kat for this journey of growth. Confirmation classes will be held weekly on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., beginning February 19.

Presbyterians in Partnership – Per Capita

All churches are invited to support the mission of the PC(USA), our larger church family. You can help First Pres to fulfill this Per Capita commitment by making a contribution of $36.50 for each church member in your family in addition to your regular giving. Last year's fully funded per capita commitment to the Chicago Presbytery was $35,280. That amount will increase this year to $35,770. You’re welcome to make your check out to First Presbyterian Church and note “Per Capita” in the memo line, or contribute online and select the Per Capita fund from the drop down menu. Thank you for your support of the greater church.

2022 Annual Giving Statements

Giving Statements for 2022 were emailed on January 20. If you do not see your statement in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If your email address is not on file with the church, your statement will be mailed this week. Please contact the church office if you would like to provide your email address for future mailings. Contact Beth Spiegel with questions.

Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday is February 12

Scouts are serving homemade donuts

between services in the Rotunda.

To support the “Scouting for Food” drive, bring a canned or boxed good to church on Scout Sunday. Scouts will then deliver the items to Outreach Community Ministries.

Interested in Membership or Learning More?

Connect Class for New Members

Sunday, February 12

11:30 a.m. in the Living Room

Would you like to explore First Pres a little deeper? We would love to share our mission and tell you about our congregation. Whether you are new to our church, attending livestream worship, exploring faith, or want to become a member, our Connect Class is an ideal place of learning. 

Refreshments will be provided and childcare is available.

Women's Ministry

Annual Bake Sale

Sunday, February 12

Between services in Rotunda

Women's Ministry will be hosting their annual bake sale on Super Bowl Sunday! Please stop by to stock up on treats for the game, sweets for Valentine's Day, and to support Women's Ministry! If you have baked goods to contribute to the sale, please drop them off in the kitchen before 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11.


Dress-A-Girl Workshop

Thursday, February 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and

Friday, February 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lenten Devotionals

Copies of this year's Lenten Devotional "Water & Spirit" are now available in the Rotunda, Narthex and office.

Kids Ministry

  • Sunday School – Join us for Sunday School during the 10:30 service.
  • Valentine’s Tea Party – Friday, February 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sign up here.

Genesis Middle School Ministry

We meet on Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WF High School Ministry

WF meets from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at church.

Calendar and Office Hours

Check the First Pres calendar regularly for updates.

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  
Email: [email protected]
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