Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Fellowship Hall

Our Summer Mission Work Trip Delegation is coming together! We are working hard to raise funds to cover expenses to work on the U.S. Island of Puerto Rico.

In order to meet our fundraising goal, we are hosting a delicious spaghetti lunch. For a donation, enjoy homemade meatballs, pasta, garlic bread, and much more.

Mangia! Mangia!


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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

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 Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering - Friday, February 23, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Parlor

 Join us for an evening of fun and growth as we explore different spiritual practices. This inter-generational gathering is aimed at bringing women of all ages together. We hope you and friends will come and enjoy connecting with other women, share delicious appetizers, and refresh your spirit.


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Sunday School Winter Olympics Ceremony Sunday, February 18, 2018

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  This Sunday, February 18, we will be celebrating "team work" during the Children's Message as part of our Sunday School Winter Olympics.
 
We invite parents and grandparents with their children to celebrate a fun filled morning ceremony.
 
Our morning worship reflection is titled "Forty Days" led by our Director of Christian Education Martha Mendoza. It is our hope that you and yours will join us for morning praises this Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m.
 
Come and find comfort, warmth, and support in our community of faith.

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Advent Study Series

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The season of Advent is a wonderful time for personal growth as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. This year’s Advent Study is titled Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph.

You are cordially invited to join the Rev. Dr. Michael Daly, Rev. John Gibbon, and Martha Mendoza as they team up to lead us in the studies. Each session is unique to itself, and stands alone, so attending all four is not required, but welcomed.

Books are available in the foyer or church office for $10.00.

A bread & soup dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The studies start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

November 29th – December 6th -  December 13th – December 20th

For more information please speak to the above-mentioned persons or Heidi Linhart from our Church Christian Education Board.

We look forward to your participation on this journey.


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Join Us This Sunday, October 15th

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Join us this Sunday, October 15th in a community of worship. Together we will delve into the sacred scriptures from Philippians with the Reverend John Gibbon who will be leading us in a morning reflection titled " With Humility and In Unity".
Following Jesus' teachings about heaven being compared to a wonderful party where everything is ready and all are invited to enjoy, our Children's Sunday School Ministry is carrying out a party that your children are invited to.
 
 The fun begins at 10:00 am in the sanctuary.

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This Sunday @ First Congregational Elmhurst

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We look forward to your participation this Sunday, October 8th at our 
10:00 am morning worship service.
The Reverend Michael Nicolas Okinczyc will be sharing a message of "God's Call for Peace and Non-Violence".
It is always so inspiring to have Rev. Okinczyc be a part of worship.
So, come as you are to a relaxing environment where you can connect to God through community, reflection, and music.
As part of our morning praises we will enjoy the special Handbell music of
 Mary Grittani and Linda Lunt with Lisa Krueger at piano.

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See you at Sunday School

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This Sunday, September 17th we will be kicking off our
Children's Sunday School Ministry.
We hope that you will bring your children to the sacred space we call Sunday School where children of all ages explore bible stories. This year's theme is
Making Faith Connections.
This Sunday we will be learning from the biblical story from Genesis
of Joseph and how God is always working for good.
Our service will be led by the Reverend John Gibbon.
Lets never stop learning about God's power of good works in each of us.
Friends are welcome.

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Join us for our Youth Led Worship Service September 10th

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As we enter into the month of September, we would like to extend a special invitation to you and yours.
On Sunday, September 10, our church's youth will be leading us in worship.
Many of our youth have been rehearsing songs, writing prayers, preparing morning reflections, and practicing special readings.
Please save the date and plan on being a part of our 10:00 a.m. worship service on September 10th.
As part of the worship service, there will be a presentation highlighting this Summer's Mission Work Trip to New Orleans. Our morning theme is from Galatians 6:10
"Let us work for the Good of all". 
Please share this invitation with family and friends and make a special effort to be present in giving thanks to God for our church's Youth Ministry.

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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

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This Friday, August 25, our church is carrying out a Women's Gathering. This event has been carefully planned for the women of our church and their friends.
It is our hope that you will join us this coming Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the church parlor. Our guest speaker is the Reverend Deborah Jarvis. She will be addressing us on the importance of our everyday spiritual walk, at every phase of our lives.
This gathering is for women of all ages. We hope you and your friends will come and enjoy delicious appetizers, and refresh your spirit.
Please RSVP by emailing Margaret Chittaro at mchittaro@sbcglobal.net, call the church office at 630-832-2580, or just come!

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Sunday Service with Reverend Dr. William Grice

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Join us this Sunday, August 13th as we welcome back the Reverend Dr. William Grice to our pulpit.

It’s been some time time since Rev. Grice has been with us and his morning reflection is always so inspiring and helps us with our every day lives.

This Sunday’s sermon title “Trouble Waters, Troubled Times”, will truly intrigue you.

As part of morning praises, we will be enjoying the special handbell music of Linda Lunt and Mary Grattani with Lisa Krueger on piano.

It is our hope that First Congregational will be one of your stops on Sunday as you refuel your spirit.


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