What's Happening at 
First Congregational Church
of Glen Ellyn, Il
Sunday Morning Worship
May 24, 2020

Scripture: Acts 1:6-14 NRSV

This Week:
(Most recent linked below)

5/21 - Happy Hour Bible Study (Reflection reading-No ZOOM)
5/21 - 7:30-8:15 pm Choir ZOOM Social
5/22 - 7 am Story Telling Friday
5/25 - 7 am Musical Monday
5/26 - 7 am - Story Teller Tuesday
5/28 - Noon Thursday EBlast
Stay Connected
Virtual Coffee Hour
You're Invited!
11:30 am

Please join us every Sunday at the link below and chat with your FCCGE buds! Join by clicking here .
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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.
Community Health
Thank you to member Michele Piver for supplying us with this helpful health information. Use this handy resource to answer many of your COVID-19 questions.
Take a Moment to Laugh!

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 224 pledges and $891,316  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. 
Giving During the Interim

We have a number of options for you to give during this interim period of At-Home Church:
Families, Youth and Children
We Celebrate Our 8th Grade Confirmands!
May 17, 2020

Last Sunday is the day our 8th graders would have participated in their Confirmation ritual in church. We are with them in spirit and prayer and rejoice with their families. Please watch the short video to celebrate.

Work Camp 2020 Update

Unfortunately, due the nature of this pandemic, we will no longer be traveling to Austin for Work Camp this summer. However, in this uncertain time we are trying to figure out if a Plan B is possible and regardless of what this summer holds we are excited to dive back into Work Camp next summer.

For those of you who made generous donations at the chili cook-off we are so grateful for your support and will use those funds for either our Plan B work camp or to help offset the cost and provide scholarships for next summer. We are grateful for your generosity and look forward to the ways it will transform the lives of our youth and the communities we will serve.

Do not hesitate to contact Danny Harman , Director of Youth Ministrywith any questions or concerns.
Show Some Love to Our Graduating Seniors
In an effort to show our congregation's love for this year's graduating seniors, we want to put together a video slideshow of them to be played during worship on June 7th. If you would like to include your senior in these celebrations, please fill out this form. Any questions, please contact Danny .
Uniting Together-Helping Others
Crisis Intervention Training Helps Officers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 4th, DuPage United (DU) leaders appealed to DuPage County Sherriff Mendrick to take action regarding de-population of non-violent detainees to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread in the jail.   Read more here.
New Bridge Family Needs Our Help!

Great news! We have a new Bridge family that has moved into the Bridge apartment. Dana, a single mom with her 2 teenage children, a boy and a girl. Our team of mentors is excited to be working with the family. Our family is in need of some assistance in regards to furniture. They could use the following items: a couch or sofa, living room chairs, a kitchen or dining room table and chairs, a TV, 2 Beds for each of her kids (tall children queen size if possible)
Bed linens even bean bag chairs for the kids would be appreciated. We will continue to update this list as items are found. Thank you for helping where you are able.  Please contact Leslie Dodge (630) 248-4335.
Precious Blood Ministries Needs Your Help

Imagine that you are trying to cope with all of the challenges the current health crisis has presented while also living in a neighborhood that is devoid of many of the services we take for granted like grocery stores, restaurants and walking paths. Imagine that staying at home means you are cramped in a small apartment with several other people. Imagine you are laid off from your job and the rent is due.
This is a reality for many families in the Back of the Yards where PBMR operates. Read more how you can help.
Quick Links
Sanctuary Renos (Updated!)
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