November 10, 2019
 Services at  and  10:30 am

Scripture:   Luke 20:27-38  (NRSV)
Choir, Emma Maaske, piano/vocals
This Week at FCCGE
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11/7 -  7 pm  Choir Rehearsal 
11/8 - 9:30 am Moderators (off-site)
11/8 - 6 pm Choir Dance Party (off-site)
11/10 - 11:45 Young Families Luncheon
11/10 - 12:30 Jr and Sr High Tamil UCC
11/11 - Church Office Closed for Veterans Day
11/12 - 9:30 am Prime Timer's Planning Meeting
11/12 - 7:15 pm Handbell Rehearsal
11/13 - 7 pm Yoga
11/13 - 7:15 pm Music Makers Meeting
This Week
Parent and Child Weekly Playdate
*New Time*Playdate
Tuesdays 9:30-Noon

Need a  relaxing  morning out with your little one? Come to FCC on Tuesday mornings for play and snacks. Very casual. Come for an hour, come for 10 mins. No need to sign up-just show up! Questions? Email Jessica.

OASIS is a Connection group for the local LGBTQI community on issues of faith. Hosted by FCCGE, we meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 6:30-8 pm in the Parlor (lower level). Discussions are be facilitated by Pam Trice, PsyD who is a professional counselor and a member of the LGBTQI community. Contact Pam with any questions.
On the Horizon - Christmas!
Advent Fest
 Sunday, December 1, 3-6 pm  

Join us for our annual family Advent Festival!  Come share the joy of the season with other church families and friends when we create holiday crafts and talk at the table.  Bring your own sandwich and side dish to share.  There will be a short service in the sanctuary afterwards when we'll sing carols of the season.  Sign up in the Main Lobby or here ($10 per family + .60 convenience fee).  Contact Mindy Post or 630-215-7496) with questions.
Light Advent Candle

Light the Advent Candle during Advent & the Christ Candle on Christmas Eve  If you are interested in lighting the Advent candles during Sunday worship or the Christ candle on Christmas Eve, sign up in the Main Lobby or contact Sherry Flugel The reading will be supplied to you via e-mail.

Order Poinsettias 

Today  Order your poinsettias to adorn the sanctuary for Christmas.  Poinsettias may be offered in celebration or memory of a loved one or dedicated to someone special.  Order forms may be found in the Main Lobby.  Cost is $16.50 per plant, available in red, pink or white; orders must be received by Monday, December 9. Contact Jennifer Darnall with questions.
Building Community

100th Birthday Gifts

Thank you to those who generously contributed $100 to FCC as part of the celebration of our 100th year, receiving $6500 in response. We have a long, rich history of spreading God's word in our community and look forward to many many more decades of welcoming all through our doors. You can still give by going here.

Prime Timers Brown Bag LunchPrimeTimers
Weds. Nov. 20th at Noon  

Join us on Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 noon, in Pilgrim Hall, for the Brown Bag Lunch.  Our program will feature church member, Tom Rausch, speaking about Climate Change.  Bring a sandwich and we'll provide the cookies and beverages.  No need to sign up-we'll see you there!  Our contact person is Rocki DeVoy.

Film Discussion Group
Tuesday November 12, 6:30 pmFilm

On Tuesday, Nov 12 at 6:30pm in the Starlight Cinema (2nd floor at church) we'll view Ingmar Bergman's film Persona (1966, b/w, 1h 23m, in Swedish w subtitles). Please join us for viewing and discussion. C ontact Alan Bayert with questions or just show up! Ebert review . 
How Can I Help?
Onward House Coat DriveCoats 
Deadline November 16th! 

Are you finding that your kids last years gently worn coats, boots, hats, gloves etc. don't fit anymore?  Or that you have too much winter gear and need to pare down? We are collecting gently used winter gear for Onward House.  Please bring any gently worn items, for both kids and adults to church and put in the white box in the Main Lobby marked "Winter Coats."  Have too many to bring to church?  Call/e-mail Laura Peccarelli
 at 630-205-8283   and we'll arrange pick up/drop off.  We will be collecting coats until November 16, 2019.  
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Thanksgiving Appeal 

T he Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will once again collect donations so that Thanksgiving meals are available to hungry neighbors. Consider helping the Pantry help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity. Any amount will help. Pantry clients will be able to select items they will enjoy for their holiday meal. Donation envelopes are in the Main Lobby or online donations are accepted hereRead more. 

GEYFS Fundraiser
Fri. Nov. 22nd, 5-8 pm

Did you know that we host Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Services in our building? Their mission is "to promote the mental health and well-being of  youth, families and the larger Glen Ellyn community through the  provision of professional counseling services and community based  support and education", helping so many in our community. Please join community members at this year's Soup and Bread Fundraiser at St. Mark's right here in Glen Ellyn.
Justice and Action

Social Justice Discussion Group

Monday, November 18, 7 to 8:30 pm.

Tom Rausch will lead a discussion on why climate change is a social justice issue and how we can work together for environmental justice. Everyone is welcome. Come to learn about the issues and for the fellowship. Q uestions? Contact Ida Hagman.


Jr Hi Singers 
Our Jr Hi Singers,  , led by Jeffrey Haeger, shared their gifts with us on Sunday.
Second Annual
Choir Homecoming Sunday
December 1, 9 and 10:30 am

Anyone who has ever sung with FCCGE choirs is invited to sing one song with us  in worship on this day. Just show up at 7:45 am for rehearsal!
You can even listen to the song in advance!
Sing with the Choir on 
Christmas Eve 

The choir are rehearsing music for the 10:30 pm Christmas Eve service; rehearsals on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. 
Contact Michele Hecht, Director of Music Ministry.
A Jazzy Sunday 

What a Wonderful World
Take Me to the Alley
(Audio Only)


Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
Hymn to Freedom
Families, Youth and Children
Christmas Pageant
Sun.,  Dec.  22, 10:30 am

Calling on Christmas Eve Pageant Players! Is your elementary-age child or middle-school youth interested in a non-speaking role for our annual Christmas Eve Pageant during our family service, Sunday, December 22, 10:30 am? See details and sign up here, or contact Director, Caroline Andres or Catherine Curtis, Director of Christian Education with questions.

Sun. Nov. 17th, 11:30

Heifer Market On Sunday, November 17, after 10:30 worship, Heifer Market will fill our Atrium and Main Lobby with calls of "Pigs!" and "Bees!" by our little ones, who are raising funds for Heifer International, an organization we have supported for years. Their mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Each year, with our help, we "teach a man to fish" and empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Attend. Help. Love.  Click here for photos from last year!
Autumn Youth Dates

Sunday, November 10 - Jr Hi & Sr Hi Youth Fellowships visit Tamil, UCC
Sunday, November 17 - 12:15 - 1:45 pm345 Fellowship Thanksgiving Thoughts 
Sunday, November 17 - NO Youth Fellowship due to Heifer Market
Sunday, November 17 - Sr Hi Youth Fellowship - Create College Care Packages
Sunday, November 24 - NO 345 Fellowship or Jr Hi Youth Fellowship
Sunday, November 24 - 3 to 4:30 pmSr Hi Youth Fellowship - Ice Skating 
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