Green Garden Fair Deadline March 31st

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Want a great garden this summer?  A good way to start is by purchasing the certified organic seedlings the Green Team is selling.   Order forms, with cash or check included, are due in the church office on March 31st.  Order forms are available in the Tree of Life Foyer or by clicking on this link.   Seedlings will be available for pick up at the Green Garden Fair, to be held in our church parking lot on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 to noon.  Proceeds from the seedlings sale benefit church ministries.  

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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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Youth Led Worship and Christmas Pageant

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Warm Your Spirit and Celebrate
the Advent Season With Us!
This Sunday, December 11, 2016
at 10:00 a.m.
Our Youth Led Worship
and Children's Pageant

A lot of love is going into the gift of this pageant. It is our hope that you will revisit the Christmas story through the eyes of our children as they present their pageant "The Messengers"

There isn't a more special occasion to prepare for Christmas with family and friends than to attend church together.

See you at the celebration!


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What’s Happening at First Congregational

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Join us for a festive service celebrating Advent and Holy Communion.

The second Advent candle representing Peace will be lit this Sunday reminding us of the peace we find in Christ. Rev. John Gibbon will be leading us this Communion Sunday.

Children will be busy learning about the seasons of Advent and Christmas  rehearsing for next Sunday's, December 11th, pageant.
A lot of hard work, time, and love is going into the pageant. It is a gift that the children of the church are presenting to us. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for "The Messengers", a wonderful interpretation of the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of our children.
Come Embrace the Season

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Experience The Full Joy of Easter

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Easter banner clip art

Holy Week observance includes:

Palm Sunday Lenten Music Service - March 20, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service - March 25, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service and Children's Celebration - March 27, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our guest minister the Reverend Timothy C. Rhodes, who along with our choir and York High School Brass Quintet, will fill your spirits with the  new beginnings of Easter

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Church Yard Sale and Pick-Up Service

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First Congregational Church of Elmhurst is having a Yard Sale on May 30, 2015 to raise funds for the Youth's upcoming 2016 Mission Work Trip. In order to make this a success please consider donating small items, such as, clothing, household decor' and housewares.


If you have items that you would like to donate to the Yard Sale and are unable to bring them to the church yourself the youth are offering pick-up service on Saturday, May 16th. Please call Tracy D'Alessandro @ 630-530-5861 or call Margaret Chittaro @ 630-279-2035 to arrange your pick-up time. Pick-up service restricted to the city of Elmhurst or close surrounding areas.

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