This Week:
(Most recent communications linked below)

7/2 - 5-6 pm Happy Hour Bible Study
7/3 - 7 am Friday Surprise
7/5 - NO Freshly Brewed Virtual Coffee Hour this Week
7/6 - 7 am Musical Monday
7/7 - 7 am - Story Time Tuesdays
7/9 - Noon Thursday EBlast
Baby Joyner Miller is Here!
Celebrating with Pastors Kendra and Dan

We're excited to announce the birth of Elizabeth (Eliza), Pastor Kendra and her husband Dan's first child, born on Sunday, June 28, 2020! If you would like to send them a card of congratulations, please mail it to the church office at

535 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137

and we will ensure that she receives it. The Ministry of Meals will also be supporting the Joyner Miller family for a couple of weeks as they adjust to their new lives together. If you're interested in preparing a meal for them, please contact Jenny Fischer .

We also ask that you respect Pastor Kendra's privacy during this time of family leave.

Should you need a pastor, please do not hesitate to contact
Pastor Seth at 630-207-0118, or
Pastoral Intern Ole Schenk
The Wonderful World of Music
Drop Everything and...
Join Us for
Jeff Haeger's Piano Concert
Thurs. July 9th at 7 pm

We invite you to gather 'round the device of your choice for a piano concert performed by our talented Associate Director of Music, Jeff Haeger , on Thursday, July 9th at 7 pm. It couldn't be easier: just tune into Jeff's YouTube channel , put on your coolest shades, pick up your delish meal (see below) and sit back. Rest assured, video and sound quality will be top-grade. "See" you all then!
Have a Great Meal and Help PBMR
While Watching Jeff's Concert!
Make Your Evening Complete

Seriously, can you think of anything better than listening to some great jazz , eating a fabulous meal and helping a fantastic organization all at the same time  from your living room ? We didn't think you could.

Here's how: FCCGE has partnered with local  Two Hound Red  restaurant to offer their delicious food for take-out with a portion of the proceeds (10%!!!) going to  Precious Blood Ministries , an impactful and life-changing organization in the city. All you have to do is order from the form below, pick up at the time you chose, pay there (contactless available-see form) and head home. 

Make a night of it!
*See* you all there!
Deadline to Order is Saturday, July 4th at Noon!
Get Ready For Something New!
Happy Hour Bible Study
Give It a Try TONIGHT!
5-6 pm

No coffee time on July 5th -
but here's what's brewing next!  

Please enjoy the short coffee break this Sunday, July 5th, but be ready to join us for the next Freshly Brewed topic -- you won't want to miss these!

  • July 12 - Kitchen Chix share some easy summer entertaining ideas featuring appetizers, a main course and a delicious dessert
  • July 19 - Garden Ministry will take us on a virtual tour of the church gardens in their summer blooming splendor!

Thanks for taking this short coffee break with us.
See you again July 12th!
 In the meantime, go out and brew some Sun Tea!

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry News
GEFP Food Drives
July 10th and August 7th
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry needs your donations of food and a little bit of your time! The need is great, so please check out easy ways you can help. Your small efforts will help others 10 fold. We have 2 needs:

  • Food donations that can be dropped off at the food pantry between
9 am - noon and 4-7 pm
  • Volunteers to help in shifts from 9 am - Noon and 4 - 7 pm.

A list of specific food item needs will follow
closer to the events.

Contact Laura to schedule a volunteer shift.

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry | 493 Forest Ave. | Glen Ellyn, Il
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Will Have a New Home!

For more than 40 years, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry (GEFP) has occupied space in Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Two years ago, it was determined that the Pantry was running out of space to meet community demands. Now, during the current demand resulting from COVID, the need for space has grown significantly due to the increasing number of neighbors in need of food assistance. The pantry’s current overflow into additional areas of the church confirms that they have outgrown their current home.
Faith Lutheran Church has donated a building, next to Faith Lutheran Church, to the Pantry. This building needs to be renovated to accommodate the food pantry’s growing mission. The GEFP has raised over $530,000, both in pledges and donations, specifically given to the Building Fund toward their $900,000 goal. First Congregational Church is one of the founding members of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The pantry is seeking donations from local community members and organizations to raise the necessary funds to begin renovations this fall. The demand from COVID has expedited this need. Please go to for more information and to donate.

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 232 pledges and $908,738 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. 
Flowers needed for Sunday Morning Altar

While much has changed, one thing that hasn't is the need to dress our Sunday morning altar with flower arrangements. We need donations for the following dates: 7/26, 8/9,
10/18, 11/22, 12/13. Contact Jennifer Darnall (708) 712-3712 ) if you'd like to contribute. Thank you in advance!
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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