May 12, 2019
Mother's Day
Services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Scripture:  ACTS 1:1-9  (NRSV)

  Men's Chorus, Hecht Quartet


This Week at FCCGE
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5/11 - 11 am Robert Hotte Memorial
5/12 - 9 and 10:30 am Worship (Mother's Day)/Men's Chorus
5/12 - NO OASIS Group (rescheduled for Sunday, May 19th)
5/14 - NO Bible Study
5/14 - NO Prime Timers Meeting
5/14  - 9 am Parent/Child Playdate
5/14 - 7:30 pm Worship Ministry
This Week
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.
Meet Robin Lovett Owen, Summer Intern
June 2nd

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. She is especially excited about working with the youth at FCCGE because of the creative, engaging, and empowering way young people are engaged. In her spare time, she likes to run, cook and bake, go on long walks with her dog and spouse, and work on various art projects. She also loves good coffee, good podcasts, traveling and delicious food.
Help and Support

...And FCCGE is one of them!
Justice and Action
Social Justice Group
May 20, 7 pm

On May 20 at 7pm the Social Justice Discussion Group will view the film Segregated by Design, which examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America during the mid twentieth century. The film is 15 minutes long so we will have time for discussion, which will include ideas on how we can act to remedy the past.

All are welcome, including high school students. We will meet in the all purpose room. Questions? Contact Ida Hagman 630 660 3363.
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation: 
Mother's March - Disrupting  Violence
May 18th, 10 am

Everyone wants peace in their lives. Come join the Mothers for Peace and other organizations on May 18th at  PBMR ( 5114 S. Elizabeth, Chicago, IL) and do your part for peace.The march starts at 10AM and the program ends around 2PM. A lite lunch will be served. If enough people sign up to go, we can arrange carpools. Everyone who attended last years march said it was a rewarding and fun experience.  For questions or to RSVP to Chuck Lukavsky.

PADS Laundry Help Needed

Our PADS team is seeking a volunteer to coordinate the weekly linens exchange.  Every Monday morning, the soiled PADS linens are exchanged for clean linens at Central DuPage Hospital.  Each week there is a volunteer that does the exchange.  There is a need for an individual to manage the process and schedule the volunteers.   If you are able to be this volunteer, please contact Linda Davenport at  or 630-217-0751 or Tom Pulverat  or 312-816-0863.

Build Community

Please Join Our Muslim Neighbors!
Dear Friends and Neighbors of Our Community,

We extend this invitation to you to join us for an interfaith dinner on May 18th at 7pm. Program agenda to follow. This is an open to public event that we're hosting during the holy month of Ramadan.  Kindly  RSVP Here   and here  so we may plan properly!  We look forward to having you.

With thanks in advance,
Kamran Khan,  Director - Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Glen Ellyn  847.624.2442
Summer P.A.D.S.

Please consider volunteering to work a shift, purchase supplies or provide food for the following dates this summer: May 26-27, June 23-24, July 28-29, August 25-26, and September 22-23. To sign up for a shift,  go here or contact  Mandy Pope.  T o volunteer for food or to buy supplies, sign up  here
or contact  Allie Beyer

Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group
May 21st and 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.
Drop Everything and Watch This

Some of our 2-8 year-olds, our Angel Choir, performed last Sunday, singing "I Thank You Jesus". As always, their 
unpredictability  and 
innocence did not disappoint. Watch this - you won't regret it. Thanks and blessings to our parents that made sure this happened.
Girls Next Door Ac apella  Group to Sing at FCCGE
May 15th, 7:30 pm

The Girls Next Door Acapella group will be singing in our sanctuary for a special performance on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30 pm. Please join us for this fun and upbeat group of talented young women, featuring our own Charlotte Graham. The concert is free and open to the public and a free will offering will be taken.  Listen!
Summer Musicians Needed 

Solo singers and instrumentalists (youth and adults) contact Michele Hecht 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
*New Dates*

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 on NEW DATES and 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 participant or volunteer here.   Our theme this year is Celebrating God's Creation!  (We are limited to 100 participants so don't delay!)
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 and Church School Schedule

Our summer worship schedule begins 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.

Summer Worship and Church School Schedule 

Our summer worship schedule begins 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.
Spring/Summer Dates

Friday, May, 17th from 6 - 10 pm - 8th grade Confirmation Dinner, Rehearsal, & Party
Sunday, May 19th 9:30 am - Confirmation Sunday
Sunday, May 19th6 to 8:00 pm - Sr Hi Year-End Party 
Sunday, June 2 - Sr Hi Work Camp Commissioning during worship
Sunday, June 9th 9:30 am - 1st day Summer Church School Preschool - 5th grades
Vacation Bible School - July 17-21st - 9 am- Noon
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.

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