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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September 10th Youth Led Worship 10:00 a.m.

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We hope we are included in your plans this Sunday, September 10th.
During our 10:00 a.m. worship our youth will be leading our service. Our morning theme from Galatians 6:10 is "Let us work for the good of all".
Through singing, music, reflection, and a special presentation, we will be up-lifting our Summer Mission Work Trip to New Orleans.
We hope that you will join us as we give thanks to God for our Youth Ministry.
Please share this invitation with family and friends and join us for a festive morning.

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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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Worship Service this Sunday with Reverend Dr. William Grice

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We are so excited to be having the Reverend Dr. William Grice leading us in worship this Sunday, August 27. It is our hope that you and yours will join us.
Together we will enjoy an uplifting time and bring our personal
and collective prayers to Christ.
Rev. Grice's morning reflection is titled "Word and Deed: Faith in Action".
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  • Ground Coffee
  • Baby Wipes
  • Beef Jerky
  • Handy Snacks - Packaged Rice Crispy treats, Granola Bars, Gum, Snack Packs, Ramen Noodles (No chocolate items, it melts)
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Looking forward to see you this Sunday!

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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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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

You are cordially invited to attend our upcoming get together.

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Place: Parlor, main level

            First Congregational United Church of Christ

            235 S. Kenilworth Elmhurst, IL 60126

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Our Guest speaker is the Reverend Deborah Jarvis. In a fun and casual forum, Deborah will reflect on the importance of our everyday spiritual walk at every phase of our lives. 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, have delicious appetizers, and refresh your spirit.

 

Please RSVP by emailing Margaret Chittaro at mchittaro@sbcglobal.net

Or call the church office at 630-832-2580


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Find Comfort and Strength in Summer Worship

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God is especially delighted when His people praise Him together.
This Sunday July 23rd Michael Nicolas Okinczyc will be leading us in worship again.
It is our hope that you will join us for our 10:00 a.m. worship and enjoy community and connecting with others.

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