Senior High Sunday
All Ages Sunday/Work Camp Video
August 11 , 2019
Single Summer Service at 9:30 am

Scripture:    Luke 12:32-40


Alex Frazer (guitar/vocals), Gabe Koenig, Jackie McCarthy and Colleen Spaeth                     (vocal trio)

This Week at FCCGE
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8/11 - Single Summer Service at 9:30 am Worship
8/11 - 6:30 PM OASIS
8/13 - NO Prime Timers Meeting
8/4 - 9/8 - Church School is on Hiatus
Somethin' to Get Excited About
Rally Day and FCCGE Block Party
Sunday Sept. 8, Services at 9 and 10:30
Block Party 11:30 - 1:30

Rally Day is our program year kick-off every September. Traditionally, we resume our 2 service schedule and celebrate our ministries. We are mixing it up a little and having a block party this year! Fun for everyone: a bouncy house, face painting and of course, food! Come and bring your neighbors and friends. Right after the 10:30 service.
Upcoming Sermon Series, "Greatest Hits"  Fall 2019
Sept. 8-Oct. 6

Whatever the genre, each of our lives has a soundtrack; the songs that we return to again and again in good times and in bad. Our faith has familiar lyrics too, those "greatest hits" of our scriptures that we turn to time and again. Join Rev. Seth Ethan Carey and Rev. Kendra Joyner Miller this Fall for a musical exploration of the songs and the stories, the anthems and the rhythms that echo in our ears and in our hearts.
Summer Youth Interns Visit CTS

Tuesday under the leadership of Robin and Michele, our summer youth interns Dylan, Eden and Madelyn visited Chicago Theological Seminary. The campus is breath-taking and they had a beautiful day. Click here to see the pictures.

Welcome Our Interim Directors of Youth Ministry

Please welcome our summer seminary intern, Robin Owen-Lovett, and former seminary intern Carolyn Lawrence as our new Interim Directors of Youth Ministry. They bring a wealth of experience, and promise to be faithful stewards of our youth programs as we search for a full time Director of Youth Ministry. Robin will be working with our Senior High students, and Carolyn with our Elementary and Junior High Students, as well as collaborating on our Confirmation program. Please give them a warm FCCGE welcome!

Construction News

Pilgrim Hall Progress

Work continues on schedule for Pilgrim Hall! We are about 35% complete. With all demolition completed, workers were able to install the new electrical infrastructure, repair all the ancient plumbing and install brand new plumbing for our new laundry room which will help us serve our PADS guests. Walls have been repaired and new ceiling soffits have been installed. Duct work for heating and cooling are underway and sound absorbent insulation is in the ceiling. We are now awaiting delivery of new lighting, doors and building parts.  Target finish is mid- September.  Have a look here!  

Rooftop HVAC Project Complete!

Part of our Capital Campaign funds have been used to replace 20 year old heating and cooling systems on our roof. The new units are much more efficient and eliminated the huge labyrinth of duct work covered in leaky insulation, giving our roof a significantly lower profile, also providing much quieter units. The areas most affected by these upgrades are the sanctuary (powered by 2 systems), our classroom building and the choir room and north offices. Many thanks to the diligent work of Andy Ginger, Tom Pulver and the many professionals involved in these projects.
Choirs & Bells Start Soon!  

Adult choirs will begin Sun, Aug 25 and Thu, Aug 29 at 7:00pm to sing on Rally Day, Sep 8.  Handbell choir (6th grade thru adult) begins Tue, Sep 10 @ 7:15pm.  New singers & ringers welcome! No audition necessary.    Contact Michele Hecht.

Building Community
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Joining the Church  
August 18th

For those who have attended a "Newcomers Session" and would like to join the church, the following dates are available for joining:  August 18 (9:30 am) and October 20 (10:30 am).  For further information, contact Rev. Seth Ethan Carey (or 630-469-3096 ext. 12).  The next Newcomers Information Session will be held on Sunday, October 13, at 11:45 am - 12:45 am in the Parlor (childcare available in the nursery).
DuPage PADS Run 4 Home
Sat. Sept. 21st

Our congregation is invited to DuPagePads 15th Annual Run 4 Home on Saturday, September 21st, 2019. The 10K and 5K course appeals to serious runners, casual joggers and walkers. This family friendly event includes a 1K Family Walk and Kids Corner with music, games, face painting, refreshments and prizes.

We have many different ways to get involved:

1.  Register for the 10K, 5K run or 5K, 1K walk
2.  Volunteer on race day
3.  Donate to a fundraiser or fundraising team
4.  Sponsor the event  (or share with someone that      might be interested)
Contact Ted Harman with questions.
What's New for Families, Youth and Children?
Blessing of the Packpacks
Sunday, August 18, 9:30 AM Backpacks

  Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks, book bags, and briefcases to worship on this Sunday for a special blessing as they embark on a new year of learning - continuing our tradition of the past couple of years, we have colorful new backpack tags to share!
Summer Youth Dates

Sunday, August 4 - September 8 - Church school is on hiatus through Rally Day, September 8th. August features several Sundays with special youth worship leaders and a special backpack blessing. Church school, Confirmation Classes, and Sr Hi Discussion Group return on September 15th during our 10:30 am worship service. Nursery care continues for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners during the church school hiatus.
Sunday, August 11 - Sr Hi Sunday & Work Camp video
Sunday, August 18 -
Register Your Child Infant Thru College for Church School

Register for the program year here. Registering helps us tremendously in planning our programs and supplies.
  Contact  Catherine Curtis , Director of Christian Education ( 630-469-3096 ext. 23) with questions.
Hear FCCGE Music on the Go!

Our summer church school theme is "Integrity of the Earth."  Check out our VBS music as well as music that "celebrates the earth" by logging onto Spotify  by searching for "fccge535."
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Glen, IL 60137