Most Recent Message
Sunday, July 14, Worship 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Kellen Smith
A Series on Ecclesiastes: God’s Gift
Adult Education
For the Life of the World
Sundays through July 21
10:45-11:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall

For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series that explores the deeper aspects of the Christian faith. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about getting into heaven or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?” Join Pastor Kellen and discover a new perspective, the BIGGER picture of what it means to be “in the world, not of it.”

Childcare is provided.
Guatemala Mission Trip Presentation
Sunday, July 28
10:45-11:45 a.m. in Stewart Hall

Join members of the mission team as they share the inspiring experience of building homes for two Guatemalan families. Learn how they grew in their relationships with God and served as the hands and feet of Christ. Be encouraged in your faith by hearing stories of abundant compassion. 

Childcare is provided.
Living Room Worship - An intimate evening of singing and prayer
Wednesday, July 24
7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Living Room & Chapel

Contemporary worship led by an inter-generational worship team. 
All are invited.
Summer Sunday Socials
July 21 & 28   Limited space available
5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Join Pastor Kellen and Sarah Smith for dinner and fellowship at their home in Wheaton. The Smiths can accommodate up to 30 people for each of the backyard socials (weather permitting). Food and drinks will be provided. Sign up here while space is available.  
Women's Ministry
Dress-a-Girl Around the World 
Tuesday, July 23   1:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24   9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1   1:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 2   9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Stewart Hall 105-107

Join us for this workshop to make dresses that will be sent to girls in need all over the world. Contact: Jeanne Kovanda, 630-380-0635. Please let Jeanne know if you are able to bring a sewing machine, serger or both.
Girls Night Out - Summertime Fun!
Wednesday July 31
7:00-9:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall/Courtyard

Put on your beach hat, shades and sandals, and bring a favorite summertime food to share! Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and join us for a faith-filled night out. Call the church office to RSVP. Contact Maryanne Kyle.
Children's Ministry
Christmas in July!
Thursday, July 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Summer fun for the whole family with a twist! Wear your bathing suits and bring towels. We will be “sledding” and tossing “snowballs!” “Winter” treats will be served! Contact Lynn Nuzzo. RSVP here.
Box Collection

Children’s Ministry is collecting rectangle-shaped boxes just large enough
for a child to sit in. The boxes will be used at a summer family event. Please drop them off in the church office by mid-August. 
5 Books to Renew and Refresh This Summer 
Summer is a time when many of us spend more time reading. Why not read a few books this summer that will help you to grow your faith? Here is a list of Five Books to Renew and Refresh. 

1. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
A Christian classic by the author of the Narnia series
2. Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff
Wonderful storytelling by a humble man of faith
3. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
An intriguing discourse on living a meaningful life by a New York Times columnist
4. The People’s Book: The Reformation and the Bible edited by Jennifer McNutt and David Lauber
Fascinating church history by recent and future First Pres guest speakers
5. Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
A memoir about life and faith by the late author

To download the 5 books as a bookmark click here .
Hearing Aid Search
Each week we have attendees who rely on hearing devices for worship. Over the past few weeks, several of these hearing aids have disappeared. If you’ve taken one home by accident or know where one may be located, our AV Team would love to put them back into service. Thanks in advance for your help.
Childcare Provider Needed
Children’s Ministry is seeking a Childcare Provider for Sunday mornings from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. to provide care for infants-2 year olds starting in September. If you have an interest in caring for our little ones, and are 18 or older, please email or call Lynn Nuzzo for more details at 630-668-5147 x 14.
Back to School Supply Drive
We are collecting early donations of new backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Your donations will bring many smiles and help support the Zomi children, People’s Resource Center and Catholic Charities. A list of needed supplies is available at the Welcome Desk. Please bring your contributions to the Rotunda by July 26. Thank you for your generosity. Email Alisa Maloney or call 630-390-8102.

Be the Hands and Feet of Christ at the Mobile Food Pantry
Saturday, July 27 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon 
Washington Elementary School, 911 Bridle Lane in Wheaton (corner of Bridle Lane and President Street)  
The First Pres family will host a mobile food pantry to provide food for 150 families in our community. Food needs are plentiful in the summer while the children are out of school. There is a sign-up sheet at the information desk, or call Gwen Henry at 630-254-0710.

Food Pantry Sunday
The People’s Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantries are emptying out their summer stock. Please 
remember to bring in your fresh produce and other items to help them restock. 

Roseland “Good News” Day Care Center  
We are currently collecting formula and baby food as well as diapers and wipes for Ms Pearl. Bring your items to the Rotunda coat room marked Ms Pearl. Contact Jan Foster at 630-653-2612.

To learn about ways to serve, click here .
Fair Exchange Coffee and Tea Served
and 12-ounce Coffee Bags For Sale This Sunday
Using fair trade products is an easy way to support farmers, artisans and low-income communities in developing countries.

First Pres is partnering with the Presbyterian Coffee Project to help in these ways:
• Fair Exchange coffee and tea are now being served on Sunday mornings.
• Twelve-ounce bags of fair trade organic coffee will be available for sale on the second Sunday of the month. For every pound of Equal Exchange products purchased, Equal Exchange donates 15 cents to the Presbyterian Hunger Program for sustainable farming and community development grants around the world. To learn more, 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
The group at the first Summer Sunday Socials enjoyed
a wonderful evening of fun, food and fellowship.
Pastor Kellen recently presented ordination anniversary certificates to retired pastors Rev. Randy Bandy
(56 years ordained) and Rev. Dick Major (64 years ordained), both part of our First Pres community. 

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
Phone 630-668-5147