October 20 , 2019
 Services at  and  10:30 am

Scripture:    Luke 18: 1-8
This Week at FCCGE
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10/17 - 5:30 pm Church Council
10/17 - 7 pm Choir
10/18 - 6:30-8 pm FCCGE Oktoberfest 
10/20 - 11:45 am Soul Sisters
10/20 - 12 pm Jr and Sr Hi to Precious Blood Ministry
10/20 - 7 pm Choir
10/22 - 7 pm Plenary and Committee
10/22 - NO Handbell Rehearsal
10/23 - 7-9 am Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
10/23 - 7 pm Yoga
Heads Up!
FCCGE  Co-Hosts, 
Service and Justice Committee/
Social Justice Group
 Invite You to a Special ShowingEmmanuel
Monday,  Oct.  21st at 7 pm 
 Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 am

C o-hosts FCC Service and Justice Committee and our Social Justice Group   invite you  to join us for the moving and significant film Emanuel: The Untold Story of the Victims and Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting. Come learn about the pain, grace and healing that occurred as result of this tragic event and how we as a Church can learn many Christian lessons.

There will be 2 showings at FCCGE:
  • Monday, October 21st at 7 pm with popcorn in Pilgrim Hall
  • Sunday, October 27th at 11:30 am, light lunch served in the Chapel
There is no fee for these events.  Please  r egister here .
Contact Ida Hagman or 
Nancy Bell with any questions.
"Fall Back" 
Nov. 3rd at 2 am!

Remember to change your clocks before you turn in Saturday  night November 2nd or if you're a night owl, at 2 am on Sunday November 3rd.

Progressive Dinner
Sat. Nov. 2nd 6-11 pm

Join us for a wonderful evening of fellowship and fun at the annual Progressive Dinner on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-11 pm. We'll start the evening off at the appetizer home and then will meet in smaller groups at individual homes for a potluck dinner. We'll all gather together again for dessert at the end of the evening. You'll be asked to provide some part of the evening's meal. Sign up today in the atrium or here. Please let us know if you're willing to host the large group for appetizers or desserts, or a smaller group for dinner in your home. *Note: Last day to sign up will be Sunday 10/20. Cost is $5 per person, payable at the appetizer house. Questions, contact Nicole Baedke at 203-246-3885.

Safety and Security
Fire DrillFiredrill
Sunday, October 20th After Both Worship Services

 A s part of our on-going review of safety procedures, we will be conducting a fire drill/mock evacuation on Sunday, October 20th after each service; the drills happening at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. You will receive full instructions from the pulpit before the alarm sounds and there is no reason for concern. For those needing a little extra assistance, please know you will not be required to run and additional assistance will be in place for those in wheelchairs.  There will be ushers and helpers directing all of us in an orderly fashion. View an evacuation graphic and instructions here. To thank you for your cooperation, we will be serving coffee and donuts on the front lawn after we evacuate.

At FCCGE we strive to provide a warm, welcoming and safe place for our community. In the unlikely event of a fire, we want to ensure that everyone knows proper procedures and is instructed to a safe location. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Building Community

Film Group
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 pm  Arcada Theater, 
St. CharlesFilm 

Join our Film Group Tuesday off-site at the historic Arcada Theater in St. Charles! View The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-spooky German Expressionism film -  on the big screen with live organ accompaniment.   You may drive yourself, or meet Alan in the church parking lot and he'll drive-leaving at 6:30 pm.  Purchase tickets before or at the theater here. After the movie, we can discuss at a place across the street from the theater. Any questions, contact Alan Bayert
Advent/Lent Devotional Writers Needed
"Light in the Darkness"

The seasons of Advent and Lent are a time of waiting; of reflection and connection with our God. We would like to share your thoughts and experiences in our yearly Advent or Lent Devotional booklet and are seeking members and friends to contribute for our 2019-20 editions. You will be assigned a passage of scripture and asked to reflect on its meaning in your life and submit a paragraph.  If you're interested, please contact Pastor Kendra or 630.469.3096 X 11. Here'a sample of last year's.
Newcomers Information Session 
Sunday, October 20, 

For those interested in learning more about joining FCCGE and the United Church of Christ, there will be an informal gathering for newcomers Sunday, October 20, 11:45 - 12:45 am in the Parlor (childcare for all ages available in the nursery).  Available joining dates following this session are October 27, January 26, March 29, 2020 (10:30 am).  For further information, contact Rev. Seth Ethan Carey( 630-469-3096 ext. 12). 

Tuesday Morning Study Group  BookGroup
1st and 3rd Tuesdays

The Tuesday Morning Study Group will take up the book, Love Beyond Belief: Finding the Access Point to Spiritual Awareness by Thandeka.  In her book, Reverend Thandeka, an ordained minister in the Unitarian Universalist Church,offers a hope filled book reminding us in historical and contemporary terms that we are loved always, even when we are lost and alone.  The group is open to anyone in our church; and will meet on Tuesdays, November 5, November 19 and December 3, 8:00 am in the Main Lobby.  For more info, email  Brian Hamilton.
Thank you 
Pilgrim Hall Update

A huge thank you to everyone that helped with the special Work Day last Sunday. Over 40 members and friends showed up to help us move PADS from their summer quarters in the Chapel and All-Purpose Room into Pilgrim Hall. This was our largest turnout for a Work Day in recent memory. Read more.
Yoga is Back! Yogayoga 
2nd and 4th Weds. 7 pm 

Cathy Christoff Kaminski will be offering Community Yoga twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, in the All-Purpose Room (no fee).
Please note that in November, yoga will be held the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday, November 13th and 20th due to the holiday. Questions? Contact Cathy.

Save a Life
Give BloodBlood 
Sun., Oct. 27th, 
8 am-12:15 pm

Come to Pilgrim Hall on Sunday, October 27, 8:00 am-12:15 pm, and share the gift of life-saving blood. It's fast and easy and can make a difference between life and death for someone. Sign up in the Main Lobby or you can walk in that day. Questions? Contact Marge Kovatch.
Onward House Coat DriveCoats  

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.  
Flower Dates Available

If you missed flower sign up on 10/13 and would like to check which dates remain, email Jennifer Darnall.

Jr. High Singers (grades 6-8)JrHiSingers 

Sign up now to sing in worship on Sun, Nov 3!  Only 2 rehearsals on Sundays, Oct 20 and Oct 27 @ 11:45am-12:30pm.   Contact Michele Hecht.

Families, Youth and Children
Autumn Youth Dates

Sunday, October 20  - 11:30 am Church School participating in all-church fire drill 
Sunday, October 20 - 2-5 pm  Jr Hi to PBMR. 
Sunday, October 27 -  3 to 4:30  pm-345 Fellowship Halloween & Reformation party 
Sunday, October 27 -  11:45 am to 1:15 pm Jr Hi Youth Fellowship - Halloween Fun & Games 
Sunday, October 27 -  7:00 to 8:30 pm Sr Hi Youth Fellowship - Halloween Party
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