Baptism Sunday
June 10th, 2018
Single Summer Service at 9:30 am

Scripture:  Mark 3:19-27
Music: Charlotte Graham (soprano)

Upcoming Events
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6/9 - Senior Hi Leaves for Work Camp
6/10 - 9:30 Worship/ Baptism Sunday 
6/10 -  7 pm Women's Chorus Rehearsal  (2 of 3)
6/14 - 7 pm Women's Chorus Rehearsal (3 of 3)
What's new at FCC?
Remembering   Sherry CrumbaughSherry
THIS Sunday, June 10th after Worship

You are invited to a reception to celebrate the life of long-time member, Sherry Crumbaugh, following the 9:30 worship service on June 10th. Lee, Sherry's husband, will be in town, so please join us.

Summer SundaySummerSunday
Father's Day, June 17th at 9:30 am

This Father's Day, Pastor Seth just wants to relax; so join him in keeping the Sabbath with a casual and laid back service of worship. Sing a few bars of your favorite hymns, enjoy a donut, and ask whatever you want during a Q & A with the Pastor. Questions and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. 
Summer Church School SummerChurchSchool
Begins THIS Sunday, 9:30 am

Bring the young ones to church-we have a GREAT  summer program for them. 
Preschool - Temple of Light for the summer - parents may bring them there at the start of worship and pick up after worship
Kindergarten - 5th grade (fall 2018) - begin in worship and then meet teachers in back of sanctuary during "Passing of the Peace" to go to join preschool in Temple of Light - parents pick-up in Temple of Light.

Click here for even more information.
Meet Our Summer Youth Interns!
Calla Mahr

Calla will be a senior this fall at Wheaton North where she does Varsity Speech Team and Youth in Government. Outside of school, Calla is a tutor at the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center. Through being a summer intern, Calla hopes to learn more about the inner workings of ministry and grow in her faith. After college, she plans to study law and is passionate about social justice and helping others.
Bennett Fate

Bennett is going to be a senior at Glenbard West High School. He loves running, music, and hanging out with his friends. He hopes to learn about different ways religion can influence people's lives. 
Anna Ebl

Anna is going into senior year at Glenbard West High School. She has always been passionate about sports, especially baseball and softball. She is a part of National Honor Society as well as theater club and will be a senior mentor to the freshman in the fall.  Anna loves speaking to people and forming connections, which is one of the reasons she is so excited for this internship. From this experience, she hopes to expand her understanding of religion as well as creating stronger connections with her church community and God. She can't wait to have the opportunity to speak the word of God and give her own interpretation of it.
Maggie Sim

Maggie is a junior at Glenbard South High School. She has been involved with the Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers (traditional Scottish dancing) for 12 years, and is a three-year varsity track and field member at her high school, as well as being very involved with the art community there. Maggie is so thankful for the opportunity to grow in her faith this summer as an intern, and aspires to learn more about how this wonderful ministry impacts the lives of our community here, as well as how she can impact the community in their faith journey.
Prime Timers Invite You to Our Yearly Music Under the Stars at Cantigny
Saturday, July 14th

Our next Prime Timers event will be the West Suburban Symphony at Cantigny on July 14. The program is titled " Music of America " and the concert starts at 7:30. Those interested in attending will need to sign up in the coffee area starting Sunday June 10th. We will meet at the FCC parking lot where we'll arrange 4-person car pools. (Cantigny entrance cost of $35.00 per car (($8.75 per person)). Our picnic will start at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass, your favorite drink and a chair. Fried chicken will be provided along with paper plates and utensils. Questions? Contact Rocki DeVoy.
How Can I Connect with Others?


The Social Justice Community Group
June 18, 6 pm 

We will meet on Monday, June 18 at the home of Ida Hagman at 6:00 pm.  Pizza will be served. 
Please email  Ida if you'd like to attend or phone 630-660-3363.  All are welcome.  The group will not meet in July or August.

Sue Markowski Retiring from FCCGE
Reception Sunday, 
June 24th, 10:30

After 20 years of faithful service, our Business Admin, Sue, is retiring from FCCGE. We will honor her in worship at 9:30 and with a cake reception afterwards. Please come and express your gratitude for everything Sue has done for us.

Film Viewing and Discussion   
Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 pm
We will view The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola (1972, rated R).  We will be viewing this in the All-Purpose Room (through the library and left at the bottom of the stairs). Film Group is always the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the evening. Click here for more info on upcoming dates and movies. Contact Alan Bayert

How Can I Help?
Do You Know How to Count?
We Need Your Mad Skills

We are looking for people who are available to come in once a month or once every other month to count the weekly contributions.  It's fun and a guaranteed ticket into heaven. (OK, part of that isn't true). Training is available.  Call Kimberly, in the church office, at 630-469-3096 x 10, if interested.
Flower Power
Make Our Altar Pretty!

We have a few upcoming dates that need flower donations! It' s simple, just contact our flower guru,  Jennifer  and she'll do all the ordering for you. Here are the open dates (all Sundays, natch!): July 22nd, September 2nd October 7th, 21st, and 28th, December 2nd and 9th. Thank you in advance for your generosity! (Sorry, dog not included :-)
Lots Going On with DuPage United 

Read the latest updates here to see what this impactful organiza tion and FCC are doing to make a better world and community.What is Dupage United?  Read here .

New Directory News
Families with College Students!
Have Your Pictures Taken This Summer

Lifetouch offers opportunities for families with college students (or with other factors) to have your pictures taken for our new directory on alternate dates from our scheduled Fall sessions when your loved ones are in town. Click here for info.
New Church Directory
Coming Fall 2018

Lifetouch will be coming to our church this Fall to take new church directory pictures Sept. 26-29th and Oct. 3-6th. This will be a great opportunity to update existing pictures and info and add all the beautiful souls that have joined since our last directory. In addition to a traditional paper directory (in a new convenient  size) we will also have a mobile directory  available  to everyone! Welcome to the 2000s ;-) Wanna see what the mobile directory will be like?  Click here !
Sing with the Women's Chorus on Father's Day 
June 17

New singers welcome - go grab someone 
from the congregation!  Rehearsals
begin TONIGHT 
Thursday, June 7, 7 pm,  Sunday,  June 10, 7 pm,  Thursday, 
June 14, 7 pm.  Contact Michele Hecht.

Watch our 2017 performance in worship:
  "Non Nobis Domine"
Sign up for Summer Music

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

Don't forget to click the tiny little blue " View Entire Message" link at the bottom left of this newsletter to see all articles!
Children, Family and Youth
VBS Supplies Needed!

We need your Donations to make VBS faith and fun possible!
1.Clean, lable-less, lidless GLASS jars (ex. jelly, salsa, baby food etc.)  
2.CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, Blu-rays
3.Stick about the diameter of a pinky finger - 8 inches or longer
4. Plastic caps from 2-liter beverage bottles, individual water bottles.

Please drop off the following items in the designated box at the church outside the Conference Roo
m. Contact Director of Christian Education, Catherine Curtis with questions .

The Great Lakes Regional Youth Event (GLRYE)  
July 5-8, 2018

Youth! You don 't want to miss this year's  GLRYE  at close-by beautiful Elmhurst College!
Contact Pastor Kendra  with questions at 630.469.3096 X 11 Register by June 15th.  
Tower Hill Beach Weekend
July 13-16th, 2018

Save the date for this annual fun-in-the-sun weekend with FCC members and friends! Families and singles are encouraged to experience the beauty of the Lake Michigan shore, the serenity of the woods and fellowship. Lots of chill time in store!

Sign Up to Teach a Sunday of Summer Church School 

 Teachers needed and lessons provided for this summer's Sunday School: "A Joyful Path". It's super fun and can't happen without you!  Sign up hereContact Catherine Curtis, Director of Christian Education for more information.

Summer Youth Dates

June 9 - 17  Sr Hi Work Camp
Sun., June 10-29 - 9:30 am Summer church school  preschool - entering 5th. Volunteers needed - sign-up online
Fri., June 15 - Deadline to sign-up for Great Lakes Regional Youth Event

Infant through College

Please take a minute to register. This helps us plan more efficiently and have all the proper information ahead of time.
Contact  Catherine Curtis 
with any questions. 
Visual Arts Ministry
Main Gallery
The Works of Gregory Deddo

A new exhibit, installed on April 28, features paintings by Gregory Deddo, Studio Associate and Gallery Manager at Wheaton College . His work explores themes of human relationships, family history, and memory. For him, the act of painting is an extension of his understanding of love and relationships, an attempt to see and know another person as truly as possible. See his work and read his complete artist's statement in the gallery.
Artist in Residence Gallery
Featuring Jan Rajeck

This week we say a fond farewell to Ed Kolar's wonderful paintings, and welcome the beautiful quilt art of Jan Rajeck! Here's how this all began for her, in her own words: "I started quilting inadvertently when a friend I was teaching with was retiring. A mutual friend suggested we make her a quilt as a retirement gift. I resisted, pleading lack of necessary skills. She insisted she could teach me, and the rest is history." See Jan's beautiful work, and read more about her, in the Artists in Residence Gallery (on the lower level, adjacent to the Parlor).
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