Sunday Morning Worship
June 21, 2020

Scripture: Jeremiah 20:7-9

This Week:
(Most recent communications linked below)

6/18 - 5-6 pm Happy Hour Bible Study
6/18- 7:30-8:15 pm Choir ZOOM Social
6/19 - 7 am Friday Surprise
6/21 - 10 am Freshly Brewed Virtual Coffee Hour *New Time, New Look!*
6/22 - 7 am Musical Monday
6/23 - 7 am - Story Time Tuesdays
6/25 - Noon Thursday EBlast
Get Ready For Something New!
You're invited to sample some new flavors at our virtual coffee hour - reimagined as Freshly Brewed - beginning this Sunday!

  • Earlier start time at 10:00am, so you can get on with not being able to leave the house!
  • New 30 minute schedule, for more digestible content!
  • Exciting guest speakers who will discuss their ongoing ministry!
  • Creative conversation starters to make conversation less awkward!
  • Drink lots of caffeine and end all of your sentences with exclamation marks!

This week, Property & Grounds Chair Andy Ginger will host a virtual tour of the ongoing Sanctuary renovation.
Ever wonder what's under those old carpets?

Join us for Freshly Brewed to find out!

Happening Now!
It's Almost Time!

As most of you know, Pastors Kendra and Dan are expecting their first child any day now. Click the image above to read about Pastor Kendra's leave. We wish the new parents all the joy and amazement that a child brings! We will miss you, Pastor Kendra!
June is Pride Month
Help FCC Celebrate
with Your Photos!

As we celebrate Pride month we are asking for YOU, all the members of FCCGE, to celebrate with us- through photos with rainbows- posters- signs- sidewalk chalk drawing-however you want to express yourself! Let us show and share God's extravagant colorful love with the world! These images will be used in our Pride Worship on June 28th. Deadline for photos is Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:00 pm, sent to Sherry@fccge.org.
Best Wishes to Karrie Sim!

Youth Education Coordinator Karrie Sim has been a warm and welcoming presence on Sunday mornings for our children and their families for almost six years and at the end of June, we say goodbye to Karrie as she continues her lengthy and successful teaching career. Karrie will be sorely missed as a member of our staff but we are grateful that she continues as a member of our congregation and as a future volunteer. Best wishes Karrie, on the next part of your life's journey! You can read more here.
Families, Youth and Children
Now Accepting VBS Supply Donations!

Click here to see how easy and safe it is to help!
Join us for "Compassion Camp:
Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You."
The theme is compassion for others, ourselves, and the world.
July 13-17, 2020

Faith Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn welcome you, your family, and friends to our community Vacation Bible School program for 2020 via online resources and materials delivered to participants.

We will offer:

  •  Recorded Gathering Time with Bible Stories and Fun Music
  •   Crafts and movement activities that can be led at home by grown-ups or
older siblings
  •    Mission and service projects that the families may do within their
homes or neighborhood
  •    Engaging "at home daily compassion challenges" 

BIG QUESTION: Will you be making VBS bread? Heck yea!
And you get the WHOLE LOAF! :-) See how to donate here!
Stay Connected

Pastor Seth would like to share some updates with all of you.



Stay connected with FCCGE Music

Fireside Chats
Weekly Musing from
Pastor Seth

Every Wednesday, Pastor Seth will share his latest Fireside Chat from, well, eh, his "fireside". These short and entertaining videos will update you on FCCGE happenings and simply be a weekly check-in on all of you.  Click here to access the full library of Fireside Chats.
Support
Are You Good at Video Editing?
We are seeking a volunteer to help our Director of Music, Michele, with creating Virtual Choir videos. We are looking for someone with an intermediate to higher level of video know-how to help with these upcoming music ministry online experiences. Availability and time-commitment is flexible and minimal. Contact Michele.
Uniting Together-Helping Others
Making Hunger History
Our Need for Food has
Never Been Greater

Despite all of the generous donations from the community, the Pantry still needs more support in order to keep up with the demand from so many new clients. Our number of new households has more than doubled in the past month and weekly food bags distributed to families of school-aged children has increased by 75%.

We hope you can help those in our communities struggling to make ends meet by donating food at one of the upcoming food drives. Thank you for your support at this unprecedented time. Please help us spread the word.
 Read more here (newsletter adpated from the GEFP edition).


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 230 pledges and $906,414 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:
Quick Links
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