This Week:
(Most recent communications linked below)

8/7 - 7 am Friday Surprise
8/7 - 9 am - 7 pm Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Food Drive
8/10 - 7 am Musical Monday
8/11 - 7 am - Story Time Tuesdays
8/13 - Noon Thursday EBlast
Sanctuary Restoration Update

We've been busy bees here restoring our beautiful historic sanctuary and it's nearly complete! Fresh paint, new carpet, upgraded audio/visual, lighting - you name it, it's been done and it's beautiful. Read Andy Ginger's full report here. Watch for new pictures coming here soon!
Paul Doerrfeld Announces Retirement
Paul Doerrfeld will soon be starting a new chapter, as he intends to retire from his position as Organist/Accompanist at FCCGE this fall. We celebrated his 14th anniversary with us this past spring, and it has been 14 years of wonderful music and memories. We plan to celebrate Paul's retirement with an online concert that he will present with his sister, Ellen Coman, scheduled tentatively for sometime in October.
So, please join us in thanking Paul for the many ways that he has shaped, supported and sustained our worship experience and our choir community. We encourage you to reach out to Paul directly with your well wishes - or send a card to him at the church. 
Children and Youth
Confirmation Sunday
August 16, 2020

Spring of this year was a time of great adjustment and turmoil and as a result, we, of course, were unable to have a proper Confirmation worship service for our 8th graders. We are in the process of preparing a lovely online Confirmation service on Sunday August 16th at 9:00 am. As we do traditionally, we will feature each Confirmand, who will receive a blessing, we'll hear a special sermon from Pastor Seth incorporating the Confirmand's thoughts from their Faith projects and we will officially welcome them into membership at FCCGE. You will receive the link as you always do, that Sunday morning. In the meantime, please add to their joy by sending them a message of love and congratualtions at this link in our Confirmation Guest Book.

GEFP Food Drive
August 7th

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry needs your donations of food! The need is great, so please help. Your small efforts will help others 10 fold.

Click here for items needed.

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry | 493 Forest Ave. | Glen Ellyn, Il
Help FCCGE Defend Its Title as The Largest Participating Congregation in this Year’s Virtual Event!

 This year’s PADS Run 4 Home will be a “virtual” event. That means that rather than showing up on September 19 at 8:00 a.m. to run a 10k or 5k or walk a 5k or 1k, you can do one of these events any time between September 1 and September 19.

Be the Church Campaign Update

Many thanks to everyone who has participated in our Be the Church annual fund drive. At this time, we have collected 234 pledges and $919,330 total towards our $1,000,000 goal. This will help us to support staff and ministries that make a real impact in our community. If you have not sent in your pledge yet, please consider doing so soon through one of the means you can read about to the right of this article.
Thank you for helping us to Be the Church. 
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Join FCC friends for 30 minutes of facetime and hear our featured speakers!

Aug 9th: Soul Sisters Community Group

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Giving During the Interim

We have a number of options for you to give during this interim period of At-Home Church:
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