Carolyn Lawrence
June 9, 2019
Single Summer Service at 9:30 am

This Week at FCCGE
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6/8 - Work Campers Depart
6/9 - Single Summer Service at 9:30 am Worship - Next Gen Sermon series Begins
6/11  -  9 am Parent/Child Play Date
This Week
Next Generation Preac her Series
June 9th, 16th and 23rd NextGen

Tired of hearing Pastor Seth preach? Join us on Sunday mornings - June 9, 16, and 23 - as we welcome a series of up and coming young preachers to share the word with us. This series features former FCCGE seminary intern Carolyn Lawrence, Associate Pastor of First United Church of Oak Park, Rev. Lydia Mulkey, and our own Work Camp Coordinator, Ally Vertigan, who is currently training to be an ordained chaplain. As a teaching church, we are honored to sponsor this series that celebrates the next generation of preachers.
U of I Concert Choir Reunion Concert   UofI
Saturday, June 8, 7 pm

FCCGE is privileged to host the U of I Concert Choir Reunion Concert on Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Some of our members are a part of this fabulous choir. Please join us and bring friends. The concert is free and a free will offering will be available to benefit our music ministry.

Welcome Robin Lovett Owen, Summer Intern
Robin is a student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and in the ordination process in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is originally from Tennessee, where she loved to go for hikes in the Smokey Mountains. She is passionate about ministry with young people, including in campus ministry and in congregations, and has worked in a variety of contexts with them. Please welcome her!
All Our Journeys Annual Fund: Fiscal Year 2019-20
Thank you to those who have submitted their promised annual gifts!  If you have not yet pledged for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year (which begins July 1, 2019), please consider doing so to help us reach our goal.  If you need a pledge form, please find forms and envelopes on the table in back of the Sanctuary, or in the church office. 

Justice and Action

Seeking Justice Roundtables
Join Us 
June 9th and 23rd After Worship

What social justice issues should DuPage United work on next? That's up to you! Join us for one of the Seeking Justice roundtable discussions after worship on Sunday, June 9, or Sunday, June 23. We want to learn what is important to you as a member of our church community and DuPage County. We will gather at 10:45 a.m. in the All-Purpose Room (lower level). Light refreshments will be served. Click here for more details.
Summer PADS  

Summer PADS  Please consider volunteering to work a shift, purchase supplies or provide food for the following dates this summer: June 23-24, July 28-29, August 25-26, and/or September 22-23.  To sign up for a shift,  click here or contact  Mandy Pope.  To volunteer for food or to buy supplies,  click here  or contact  Allie Beyer .

Build Community

Film Group
Tues. June 11th, 6:30 pm

"One of the shining glories of the American musical "   

On Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30pm we'll view and discuss Singin' In The Rain (1952, 1h 43m),
Help Needed for Summer Church School  

Two Volunteers needed per Sunday to teach as a team from pre-written lessons.   It's a great opportunity to get a feel for volunteering and to get to know your child's friends and earn service hours!
Contact Catherine Curtis, Director of Christian Education ( 630-469-3096 ext. 23) for details. 
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group
 June 11th
8 am 

Join us as we read 
Remedial Christianity: What Every Believer Should Know About the Faith; but Probably Doesn't,  by Paul Laughlin.  The group is open and welcomes all newcomers.

Bring Your Aluminum Cans In!

Member Gabe Koenig has been collecting cans for recycling for 2 years (!) to benefit our capital campaign; namely the tech/sound board upgrades. Super easy - just throw your cans in a handle bag and leave them at FCCGE! Thanks in advance.
Sing with the Women's Chorus for Father's Day! 

All are welcome.  Three rehearsals on Thu, June 6, Sun, June 9, Thu, June 13 @ 7pm. Perform in worship on Sun, June 16.  
Contact Michele Hecht 
Summer Musicians Needed 

Solo singers and instrumentalists (youth and adults)  contact   Michele Hecht, Director of Music Ministry about performing in worship this summer.    Hurry before the dates fill up!

What's New for Families, Youth and Children?
June is One of Two Food Pantry Months 
Here at FCC

In an on-going celebration of Earth Day, we are collecting shelf-stable food "from the Earth" for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. During the month of June, please bring flour, sugar, oil, rice, ground coffee, tea, and juice to the white wooden box in the FCC lobby. Please bring only store packaged goods. 
Vacation Bible School 2019
June 17-21, 9- Noon

We are very excited by the upcoming renovations to Pilgrim Hall which will be coming this summer.  Due to the timing during VBS, we are joyfully announcing our partnership in VBS with our sister faith communities of Grace Lutheran and Faith Lutheran Churches of Glen Ellyn.  Our VBS program will be a joint program, located on-site at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH of GLEN ELLYN from Monday, June 17 - Friday, 21 from 9:00 am to Noon.  It may be a different location but we will have the SAME wonderful activities:  crafts, games, and VBS bread!  
Register online as a volunteer here.   
Come to our Annual Michigan Getaway Weekend!!!
July 12-15

You'll love this affordable weekend of fun at UCC Tower Hill Camp on their beautiful private shoreline of Lake Michigan in Sawyer, MI. Attendees choose either tent camping or lodging in Schrag Hall and can enjoy swimming, playing in the sand, climbing the dunes, star gazing, storytelling, campfires and spending relaxed time with family and friends. A wonderful opportunity to connect with our church family.

Hear FCCGE Music on the Go!

As a Just Peace congregation and remind ourselves we are stewards of God's Creation - visit our church Spotify account to listen to music that celebrates the tenets of "Just Peace" by searching for "fccge535."   

Summer Worship Going On Now;  Church School Begins June 9th 

Our summer worship schedule began Sunday, May 19 and continues through Labor Day weekend, September 1; we have a single worship service at 9:30 am. Nursery care for infants and toddlers continues during the summer. Summer Church School begins on June 9 for PK through 5th grade, and continues through the end of July. Youth in 6th grade and older attend worship throughout the summer, or contact Catherine Curtis, Director of Christian Education, to volunteer .
Spring/Summer Dates

Sunday, June 9th 9:30 am - 1st day Summer Church School Preschool - 5th grades
Sunday, June 16 - after worship - transport items to and set-up at Faith Lutheran Church - especially 10 shade tents!  Confirm with Catherine Curtis.
Vacation Bible School  - 9 am- Noon June 17-21st 
Friday (camping only) July 12, Saturday July 13 - Monday July 15 (camping & lodge) - Tower Hill Camping weekend

More Awesome Summer Stuff for Individuals and Families

Outdoor Ministries offers a variety of summer and fall camps for everyone.  Check out this link for complete details.

Help and Support

Member and Stephen Minister, Virginia Highstone, gives us an up-close-and-personal glimpse of what being a Stephen Minister has meant to her and the people with whom she has walked during trying times.
Visual Arts Ministry
Main Gallery

There is a new exhibit in the Main Gallery, this one by Sophie George from Wheaton College. Sophie's work has been influenced by the six months she spent in rural India last year, a place she experienced as one of "coinciding stimulation and paradox, a lush and vibrant landscape and environmental decay." Her work began with sketches and notes and photos and evolved into beautiful mixed media paintings and textile designs in which she explores coinciding forms, harmony and dissonance, flatness and depth, density and breathing space. This is one exhibit you don't want to miss. Read more about Sophie.

Artists in Residence Gallery

Last chance to see Ashley Giampoli's photos from her travels to Africa, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. This exhibit comes down after services on the 19th, when the Artists in Residence Gallery will close for the summer during construction on Pilgrim Hall. Be sure to stop down there this week to see it!
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