Robin Owen Lovett, Youth Director
Communion/Children's Church
November 3, 2019
 Services at  and  10:30 am

Scripture:   Luke 19: 1-10 
Music: 
Junior Hi Singers, Jenny Fischer (flute), Taiz√© Ensemble
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Week at FCCGE
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10/31 -  NO  Choir Rehearsal - Happy Halloween!
11/3 - 10:30 am Children's Church
11/3 - 11:45 am Soul Sisters
11/3 - 11:45 am Jr Hi Fellowship
11/3 - 3 pm 345 Fellowship
11/3 - 7 pm Sr Hi Small group (off-site)
11/4 - 7 pm DuPage United Core Team
11/5 - 7:15 pm Handbell Rehearsal
11/6 - 11:30 am Men's Lunch at 7 Dwarf's
This Week
FCCGE -
 "Turn Back Time"  by The Skit Guys
Tuesday Morning Study Group  BookGroup
November 5, 8 am

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.
"Fall Back" Fallback
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.


Vespers Service of Eternal Life  and Church DinnerVespers
November 6, 2019, Dinner at 6:15 with Service at 7 pm

Come find solace and quiet in our Vespers  Service of
Eternal Life  Wednesday, November 6th at 7 pm in our sanctuary. Please join us for dinner at 6:15 before the service in our newly refurbished Pilgrim Hall, $5 per person. All are welcome and encouraged to join us. Sign up for dinner here online or in the church lobby.

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.
Soul Sisters Women's Group
1st and 3rd Sundays
Sunday, Nov. 3rd 11:45 am

Would you like to meet other women at church? Build some long-lasting relationships? Or just be able to pick out a friendly face to sit next to on Sunday mornings? Soul Sisters is a safe space for women to be their authentic selves, share, laugh, be social, support one another and have lunch. Read more.
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 $6300 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 pm

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?
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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. 

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.  
Music
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.

Families, Youth and Children
Young Families Lunch
Sunday, November 10, 2019YoungFamilies

Got a couple of little ones 3 or under? Mark your calendars for our annual Young Families Lunch on Sunday, November 10th. Relax and share a meal with other young families while your children play and are cared for by loving helpers.
Please register here by Sunday, November 3, 2019.
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.
Heifer
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.
Autumn Youth Dates

Sunday, November 3 - 3  to 4:30 pm345 Fellowship - Make-Your-Own-Pizza - 
Sunday, November 3 -  11:45 am to 1:15 pm Jr Hi Youth Fellowship - TBD 
Sunday, November 3 - Sr Hi Fellowship - time TBD by each small group for Small Group Night
Wednesday, November 6 - 6:15 All church Dinner, 7 Pm Vespers
Sunday, November 10 - Jr Hi & Sr Hi Youth Fellowships visit Tamil, UCC
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Glen, IL 60137
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