For the week of   
February 10, 2019  
Online Calendar
Looking for even more details about what's coming up? See our online calendar  here .

CAN Network - Remember Our
College Kids
Anthony Mirabella - Northern Michigan & Julia Stephenson - Ohio State
First Light Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 a.m.
Stewart Hall 101
This 12-week study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians and 
Titus  incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help us study the Word of God. All men are welcome.
Mark Your Calendar:
Women's Social Gathering
Friday, March 8 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at
Prairie Path Books new location in Town Square Wheaton. Details coming soon.
FPC Book Club  
Thursday, February 28
7:00 the  Living Room
The February book is 
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.Please join us for good discussion and great fellowship. Contact 
Mary Kinsey .
Women's Bible Study  
First Tuesdays
10:00 a.m. 
Living Room 
We will continue in the study of "God's Promise: I Am With You." God's most frequent promise in the Bible is 'I will be with you.' Please join us as we explore scripture to learn the many ways that God is with us - wherever we are and throughout our lives. Taught by Pastor Kyle. Books are $10.
Visit the First Pres  website  for more details.
Sunday Worship Services

Pastor Kellen Smith
Explore God -
Is Jesus Really God?

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Recordings of our past sermons are available on our website here.
Explore God            
Sundays through February 24 at 9:45 a.m.
Stewart Hall 102-103
Be a part of discussion groups to explore the seven big questions. Whether you're a skeptic or a saint, at some point everyone asks these questions:
*  Does life have purpose?  *  Is there a God? 
*   Why does God allow pain and suffering  *  Is Christianity too narrow?   *   Is Jesus really God?   * Is the Bible reliable?  
*  Can I know God Personally?

Learn more here.
Scout Sunday         
This Sunday, February 10  our boy scout troop, along with scouts across the country, will be celebrating Scout Sunday by attending services at their houses of worship in uniform. This is an important acknowledgement to a scout's Duty to God and to recognize our belief in God. First Pres' own Troop 23 will serve homemade donuts to the congregation between the services as a thank you to the church for its continued sponsorship and support.

The scout troop is looking for merit badge counselors. If you have  an interest in mentoring youth and have skills, expertise to share. Contact  Cran Boyd .  
A Year of Listening
Sunday, March 3 & 10
9:45 a.m.
Stewart Hall 102-103
If you've ever had a difficult conversation about politics, religion or any other topic your mother warned you never to discuss at cocktail parties then you know we are living in a polarizing time. Colleen Powell set out to see if she could reclaim the lost art of civil discourse by starting a podcast called A Year of Listening that tried to tackle all the hot button issues with compassion and nuance. In this two-week class you'll learn why it's important for us to have these challenging conversations with people with whom we disagree and what Colleen has learned about how to do it better in her year of listening.  
Israel 2020: A Spiritual Journey to the Holy Land      
Registration is open! The trip registration deadline has been extended to March 18. 
Pastor Kellen and Sarah Smith will lead an enriching pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine for First Pres members and friends March 20-30, 2020.  Register online here  and  reference T# 5158 at the top of the registration form.  Email the office to sign up for trip updates.
Taize Worship         
First Friday of each month
7:00 p.m. in the Chapel
Join us for a 30-minute Taize service, with music, silence and prayer, designed to help us step away from our busy lives and spend some quiet time with God.
Community Art Gallery        
Cross-Stitch Samplers by Betty Joseph
February 1 - March 28 on the Link
Artist Reception: Sunday, February 24
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Drawing, painting and crafting have been favorite activities since Betty's childhood. Her first cross-stitch sampler, "Give Me Time," was sewn when she was 16. The colors, symmetry and old-fashioned look of this type of needlework really appeal to her, and it remains a fun and rewarding creative outlet!
Interested in Membership or Learning More?
Connect Class
Sundays, March 10 & 17
9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Living Room
If you're new to First Pres, coming back to church, just exploring faith, or want to become a member, our Connect Class is the next step.  For those who want to join, part two includes learning about membership opportunities and the chance to be welcomed as new members by church elders. To register, email or call or the church office at (630) 668-5147 Childcare is provided.
Presbyterians 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 $34.22 for each church member in your family in addition to your regular giving. The total contribution for our church membership in 2019 will be $34,665. You're welcome to make your check out to First Presbyterian Church and note "Per Capita" in the memo line or you can contribute online at and select designated giving. Thank you for your support of the greater church.
PADS Mission
Our next opportunity to help those most in need in our community is February 25-26 at Trinity Church in Wheaton. If you would like to give of your time or help with food , please contact Anth Lechiara
630.25 1 . 1 955.  To assist with food please contact  Kathy Paradise .
Food Pantry
Our food pantries are in need of canned goods: fruits, veggies and soups, especially low-salt or no sugar added; high proteins: peanut butter, tuna, beans, canned chicken, chili, or stew; whole grains: whole wheat pasta, brown rice, low-sugar cereal; 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 always express their gratitude for the many pantry items we send each month.
Roseland "Good News" Day Care Center
We have begun to collect items for Roseland "Good News" Day Care Center once again. Items include diapers and wipes, infant formula, baby food, new or gently used clothing for infants, toddlers, children, and adults. We also will take small household items and toys. Please bring your donations to the Rotunda coat closet, clearly marked "Roseland" or "Ms Pearl." Any questions, please call Jan Foster at
Save the Date 
June 17 - 21
Vacation Bible School (4 yrs - 5th grade) & Service Squad (6th - 8th grade) 
Wednesday nights through March 13, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.  K-8th Grade
Invite your friend or neighbor and share God's love!
Contact  Lynn Nuzzo  (K - 5 th ) or  Laurie Meissner  (6th - 8 th ) for information.

4 th & 5th Grade Game Night  
Friday, February 22   6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Gym  
Invite your friends to join us for an energetic night of games and refreshments! 
Contact Lynn Nuzzo to RSVP.
Genesis/Middle School
Genesis LOGOS will be visiting our senior members on February 13. The kids always love talking and learning from our wonderful seniors. On February 20, we will be heading to Feed My Starving Children in Aurora after  LOGOS with our Bible Study teachers to serve God together!

Sunday School has been busy with our Explore God presentations, regular Sunday School lessons and writing and contributing to our Compassion International Child. We've been blessed by Bob Young, Dave Chiesa, Scott Downing and Shelley Iliff who have been teaching us an Explore God lesson. Thank you to our weekly Sunday School Teachers: 8th - Jerry Meyer and Karen McKee, 7th - Karen Oltmann and Barb Pearson, 6th - Laurie Meissner and Mike Spires.
  Laurie Meissner Find us on Facebook here  and on Instagram here
WF High School
Sunday AM meets this week. Join us at 9:45 a.m. in the Apartment for a donut and a lively discussion. Next Sunday morning, February 17 from 8:30-noon, all high school youth are invited to a Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event in Naperville. See Nancy's emails for more info!

Bring a Friend Night at WF is this week! All youth and the friends they bring will be entered into a drawing for some cool gift cards and prizes. We'll play some fun games, have pizza for dinner, and a meaningful worship and small group time. Why just bring one friend? Bring them all!

Contact   Nancy Goodwin   with any questions. 
First Pres in Action
A fun night at Logos with a Chinese New Year theme!

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