News of the Church
Living Waters for the World
We are looking for participants interested in potential involvement with Living Waters for the World. Go to https://www.livingwatersfortheworld.org/ for background on this organization. In short, the program would provide a mechanism for us to make a big impact on others, but we will need a variety of skill sets to make it a long-term success. We will need to build a passionate, committed core team and will need ongoing support from the congregation. All ages high school and above are welcome. Contact the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Church Picnic on September 8
Pulled pork, Dave's homemade BBQ sauce, chips, hot dogs, lemonade and iced tea on the lawn... Sounding good? Come to our church picnic immediately following the last “One Family” 10:00 a.m. worship service for this summer on September 8. Tables and chairs will be set up outdoors, weather permitting, and there'll be a variety of games for the kids. Click here or contact the Church Office at email@example.com to RSVP, and let us know what type of side, salad or dessert you'd like to bring to share.
We Also Need Picnic Volunteers...
Can you help set up tables and chairs, cook and wrap hot dogs, arrange food on the serving tables, make small flower arrangements for tables or clean up afterward? Let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the sign-up sheet on Sunday in the Narthex.
Let the good times ‘roll’ with Children’s Ministry’s bicycle collection for Working Bikes, September 10 through Saturday, October 5. Your donations of used, repairable children’s and adult bicycles, bike parts and accessories will be fixed up and sent to people in need. Contact Diane at email@example.com to set up a drop-off time or a pick-up.
Partnering with Parents in Ministry
All current and future Children's and Youth Ministry volunteers are invited to join us between services, 10:40-11:10 a.m., on Sunday, September 15 (our first Sunday back to two services) in Westminster Hall for a 'Partnering with Parents in Ministry' training gathering. Please RSVP to Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 11, so we have enough chairs and light refreshments for you!
Commuter Concert Series
Our next concert on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary features Mulligan Stew, a fixture in the Irish/Celtic music scene in Chicago since 1978. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering is received for the musicians. Join us for this special “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” concert!
Confirmation to Kick Off on Sunday, September 29
It is almost time to welcome our Confirmation Class of 2020. Let the journey begin! We are looking for 8th graders (and 9th graders who have not already been confirmed) to join the class. We'll kick off with an organizational meeting on Sunday, September 29, at 5:00 p.m. This will be a one-hour meeting for parents and confirmands in the youth room on the third floor. The Confirmation program runs from October through Confirmation Sunday on May 17, 2020, and weekly meetings will be on Sundays this year from 4:45-6:30 p.m. with dinner during the meeting.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS
If you're interested in joining the church or just learning more about First Presbyterian Church of La Grange (FPCLG), please contact the Church Office at email@example.com or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities.
Sermons Available in Podcast Form
Great news! You can subscribe to hear FPCLG sermons as podcasts through iTunes or your favorite content distributor. Search “FPCLG Sermons” for downloads.
“You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes
Many thanks to our generous congregation for supporting the “You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes project for people going through cancer treatment. If you are aware or become aware of anyone of any age to whom you would like to give one of these totes, please let your deacon know or contact the Church Office.
FOOD PANTRY’S “SPECIAL OF THE MONTH”
Donations for the La Grange Area Food Pantry may be placed in the designated box in the east cloister anytime. August’s non-food “item of the month” is facial tissue.
help tend the parking lot garden
If you enjoy gardening, sign up here to tend the church parking lot garden (water, weed and harvest) for a week this summer. All produce goes to the food pantry. Get the whole family’s hands dirty for a great cause!
SHARE THE HARVEST
Bring your gifts of fresh produce from the garden or market to our basket in the Narthex, and we’ll deliver them to the food pantry. You’ll make a big difference in the lives of neighbors struggling with food insecurity. Thank you for taking hands-on action to help end hunger in our communities!
‘Suits for Success’
If you have any men’s or women’s casual, business casual and dress wear (no ties, purses or belts, please) that you would like to donate, please label your items “Suits for Success” and hang them on the coat rack near the basement (parking lot) entrance, outside of Fellowship Hall. Donations will go to men and women being released from prison to wear for job interviews.
Sponsor a New Hymnal
Glory to God is the new Presbyterian hymnal. With a $25 contribution, you can sponsor a hymnal to help us cover our hymnal replacement costs and dedicate it in honor or memory of a loved one; a commemorative plate will be affixed to the inner cover of the hymnal. Click here to read more about Glory to God as well as our plan for the blue hymnals, and click here for the sponsorship order form, which may be turned in to the Church Office.
WE’RE ON AMAZONSMILE!
Did you know that every time you shop online at Amazon.com, you can donate a percentage of your purchase to our church? Click here to link your existing account with First Presbyterian Church of La Grange. From then on, the only thing you do differently is begin at smile.amazon.com whenever you shop Amazon.
2019 “PER CAPITA” AMOUNT IS $34.22
Each year, PC(USA) churches pay to support the work of their Presbytery, Regional Synod and National General Assembly based on each church’s total membership. You help us to cover this cost by paying the $34.22 per capita amount for each member of our church in your household. Per capita contributions may be placed in the offering, made through our website or sent in to the Church Office. Contact Lynn Huck at 708.354.0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
CLICK TO GIVE
Online giving on our website allows you to make one-time donations or set up recurring payments by charging your checking account, savings account or credit card through one of the industry leading vendors for secure payment processing. A confirmation e-mail is sent to you for each gift, and a record of your gifts is also visible to you. It is very quick and easy. To make an online gift, click this link. There is no need to set up an account, but taking a few minutes to do so will make it easier to track your giving history as well as make subsequent or recurring gifts.