October 13, 2021
View the October Newsletter here
SHINE! Midweek program for grades K-8

After invaluable input from our families, we have reconfigured the new midweek program. SHINE! will now be a midweek program for Kindergarten–8th grade meeting every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship & Generosity Campaign

“A Generous Life: The Beauty in Giving”
 Part Two

Acts 20:35
Proverbs 11:24 (Mes)
Luke 6:38
Proverbs 11:24 (NCV)
Proverbs 19:17

Sunday, October 17
9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Generosity is one of the most beautiful things in life. A Generous Life is the theme of our 2022 Generosity Campaign and Pastor Kellen's October sermon series. When we plant seeds of generosity in the church, our lives bloom with the beauty of God's goodness. In our giving, we experience the promises of God. Accompanying the sermon series, we’ll spend three weeks in prayer. 

Three Weeks of Prayer
Sunday, October 10 – Praying for the Vision of First Pres Wheaton
Sunday, October 17 – Praying that God would bless us with the resources to fulfill our mission 
Sunday, October 24 – Praying for how God is calling you to respond 

Generosity Sunday
Sunday, October 31 – Committing our pledged gifts to the Lord for 2022

  • You will have an opportunity to fill out a 2022 Generosity Card and return it in person, by mail or online
  • To set up a 2022 Electronic Funds Transfer, download the EFT form and return to the office.

"How to Avoid Heresy (and Embrace Orthodoxy)" 
October 17-November 7
Led by: Dr. David McNutt and Dr. Jennifer McNutt

How do we know what to believe (and what not to believe) when it comes to the Christian faith? Do you find it difficult to navigate competing ideas about who Jesus is, how to understand the Trinity, and how we are saved? We might not use the term “heresy” much today, and not every disagreement rises to that level, but throughout the church’s history, it has been important for followers of Jesus Christ to distinguish orthodoxy (right belief) from heresy. This four-week class will introduce people to some of the most significant heresies in the history of the church and how they shaped belief and practice. We will discuss the importance of orthodoxy, the role of heresy, and and theologies regarding Scripture, Jesus Christ, the Trinity, salvation, and the church. 

October 17: On the importance of orthodoxy, the role of heresy, and Scripture 
Christmas Sharing 2021 
Saturday, December 11
Once again Christmas Sharing will look a little different than in previous years. Thanks to our members and church, last year we were able to cover the cost of three boxes of food and $100-$150 (depending on family size) worth of Walmart gift cards for each family. In addition we gave out approximately 200 coats to children in District 200.
The board hopes to expand on what was provided last year. We will be giving away a similar amount of coats to children in District 200 that were bought on clearance earlier this year. Along with this, we will be filling boxes with a specific list of “nonfood” items. Lists and empty boxes will be provided in November. Filled boxes should be dropped off at Holy Cross Church Monday through Friday on the week of the event.
Watch for more details. Questions can be directed via email to Sharon Carroll.

Kids Ministry
  • SHINE! the new midweek program for grades K-8 begins TODAY, October 13 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Join us for Sunday School, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Register here.
  • Friday, October 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Genesis – Middle School Ministry
  • Meeting on Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • SHINE! is starting up TODAY, October 13 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Register here.
  • Friday, October 29 is Genesis night at Sonny Acres from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (registration coming soon)

WF – High School Ministry
  • The Fall Retreat has been moved to November 19-21. Watch for updates!
  • WF will continue to meet on Sunday Nights from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • If WF kids are interested in the Student Leadership Team or Worship Team, we are meeting this Sunday from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva 
Wednesday, November 3 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Women's Ministry has a Mission opportunity coming up in November. Please join us for a morning of volunteering on November 3rd from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva. We will be sorting and packing food that will be distributed to our neighbors in need. Please contact Erin Schnack by Wednesday, October 20 to sign up or with any questions.
The Joy of Fall in the Kitchen 

Wednesday, October 20 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Registration deadline extended to tomorrow, October 14. SIGN UP HERE.
Sunday Ushers
It's been wonderful to welcome people back to worship! We are in need of additional ushers for Sunday mornings. If you are willing to serve, please contact the church office.
Church Office:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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