Acts of Creation Sermon Series Week 3
February 10, 2019
Services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Scripture:   Matthew 6: 9-13


  Jr. High Singers

This Week at FCCGE
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2/7 - 5:30 pm Joyful Noise Rehearsal
2/7 - 6 pm Jr Hi Singers Rehearsal
2/7  - 7 pm Celebration Choir Rehearsal 
2/10 - 9 and 10:30 am  Acts of Creation  Sermon Series Concludes
2/10 -  11:45 am Strategic Storytelling Workshop in the All-Purpose Room
2/10 - 11:45 am OWL Retreat Orientation in the Chapel
2/10 - 6:30 pm OASIS
2/10 - 7 pm Sanctuary Singers Rehearsal
2/12 - 8 am AMEN Bible Study
2/12 - NO Prime Timers Planning Meeting
2/12 - 7:15 pm Bells Rehearsal
2/13 - 5 pm 3-4-5 Fellowship
This Week
Celebration of Life for Mark Shellady
Friday, February 8th

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our members, Mark Shellady, this past weekend. Please join his family and friends for a celebration of Mark's life on Friday, February 8th. There will be visitation with the family from 11 am -1 pm, with the service beginning at 1:00 pm.

FCCGE Enters the 2000teens!
Mobile Directory Available Soon!

We will have our mobile directory soon. Not an app, but an easy link to connect to from any device-no download necessary. Everyone is included in the directory-those that had portraits taken and those that did not. Stay tuned for more!

Learn Something

Social Justice Group Explores Politics & the Pulpit 
February 25 at 7 pm

In an age of increasingly politicized values, how can the church speak to the world's most pressing moral issues without being "too political?"
Join Pastor Seth and the Social Justice Community Group at 7:00 pm on February 25 to dialogue with others and to share your thoughts; not about political opinions, but about what role, if any, they have in the church.

February Brown Bag Lunch  
February 20, 12 noon in Pilgrim Hall
The Prime Timers ministry invites you to join us for the "Brown Bag" luncheon, where Sara Orleans will tell us about the DuPage Children's Museum (located in Naperville).  Bring your own "brown bag" lunch and beverage of choice, coffee, tea and cookies, will be provided.  No sign-ups required, and there is no charge for this event.

The Power of Strategic Storytelling
Sunday, February 10th, 11: 45
Light Lunch
*Deadline to sign up is Fri Feb. 8th at noon!*

Strategic storytelling is an approach that uses the irresistible power of stories to strengthen ties, capture people's attention, and ignite action. You may not think you have stories, but I promise you, you do. Come find out the impact YOUR stories can have on your Church, as well as your life.
 Jenny Riddle is a keynote speaker, professional storyteller, and communications consultant tells us here She has a lifetime of expertise in the best communication strategies and will show you how to storytell your way to success-one story at a time.  Visit  here  f or  Jenny's latest blogs on storytelling. Read more and sign up here. All-Purpose Room.
Just Plain Fun
Annual Euchre Night 
March 16th, 7-11 pm 

Join us for our annual Euchre tournament at the Baedke's home (222 Kenilworth Ave., Glen Ellyn), Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm.  Current and new players welcome for an evening of fun and friends.  Sign up on-line here or in the Atrium; $5 at the door.  Contact Nicole with any questions.
Help Others
PADS Help Needed
Short and Sweet! Help With This Small Time  Commitment

Want to help but don't have tons of time? We have the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for someone to check our PADS non-perishable item list each Monday or Tuesday against inventory. If there's anything missing/needed, go get it or ask another volunteer to pick the items up (you will be reimbursed).  Contact Liz Thorsell for more info.   
8th Annual Celebration of Tables
To Benefit GE Food Pantry

Join us at the 8th Annual Celebration of Tables!
Celebration of Tables is a feast for the eyes! Please join us as we work towards making hunger history at The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry's annual community fundraiser. Over 25 gorgeous - sometimes outrageous - tables personalized by local stylists will be on display to discover.

Flowers Needed throughout the Year for Our Altar
Can You Help?

The following dates are available to donate flowers for our lovely  historic altar 3/31,  7/28 and 8/25.  SO EASY!   
Just contact Jennifer Darnall and tell her which date you'd like to donate and she'll do the rest! 

Jr. High Singers 
Rehearsal Tonight!

Sing in worship on Sun, Feb 10; one rehearsal is on Thurs. Feb 7, 6:00-6:45 pm. Open to youth in grades 6-8.  Contact Michele Hecht.

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What's New for Families, Youth and Children?

Children and Youth Dates

Sunday, February 10 -  Sr Hi Youth Fellowship how to tell the stories of our faith- sign up for storytelling workshop.  Click Here.
Sunday, February 10 - Noon-Jr Hi Youth Fellowship Laser Quest ( sign up online here ) Meet in the lobby
Wednesday, February 13 - 345 Fellowship "Walk of Faith"
Sunday, February 17 - Jr Hi Youth Fellowship Lunch & Burn Palms for Ash Wednesday
Sunday, February 17 - Sr Hi Youth Fellowship "Vertical Endeavors rock climbing"
Never Too Late to Register Youth for the Program Year!

Online registration for the 2018 - 2019 program year for all children and youth, infant - 12th grade is live online at our church website . We invite all families, members and guests, to register their children and youth annually.  This information assists us as we welcome your family and provide a safe experience.

Senior High Work Camp 
June 8-16 

Interested in service, friendship, and thinking about big questions? Sign up for Work Camp with Appalachia Service Project! 
The deadline is February 22! Register through the ASP portal by going to, c licking the "volunteers" tab, then "group members", then "join your group"! (Our group number is 8127). 
E-mail work camp coordinator 
Ally Vertigan
 f or more information!

Vacation Bible School 2019

Ah, to be outside in the warm sun and gentle breeze! It's not too soon to mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School Summer 2019  Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27  Participants:  4 year old preschoolers through 'rising' 5th graders and Volunteers in Training:  middle school students and Volunteers:  high school, college, and all other adults any age!
Jr Hi Trip to Laserquest
Feb. 10th
Noon-3 pm

Be sure to sign up for this super fun outing!  Details and registration here.

Jam to Church Tunes Anywhere!

Looking for music to listen to in the car and at home that sparks conversations about your faith?  Enjoyed music sung by the choir?  Checkout the FCCGE  Spotify  playlists by searching for "fccge535."  

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535 Forest Avenue
Glen, IL 60137