News of the Church
Show Your FPCLG Pride
Our Membership Committee is taking orders for church logo T-shirts—get yours now! They are $10 each and are white shirts with green and blue print. Contact the Church Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.354.0771 and let us know how many shirts and what sizes you’d like (youth small through adult XXL available).
Cross Trainers Middle School Group
All 6th, 7th, 8th graders and friends, Cross Trainers has started up again during the 11:15 a.m. worship service (except for the first Sunday of each month). Come to the FPCLG Sanctuary, where you can sit with your family or meet other Cross Trainers and sit together in the Cross Trainer pew (it’s marked with white Cross Trainer signs). After the Time for Children, we will go up to the second floor Cross Trainer Room for a getting-to-know-you game, fun, friendship and a faith-filled discussion. Yes, you can bring a friend! If you have any questions, please e-mail Diane at email@example.com or Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 8th Graders—Preparing for 2017-18 Confirmation Class
Contact the Church Office if you have or know of an 8th grader (and/or a 9th grader not already confirmed) who would like to join us on the journey this year. Our Confirmation program runs from the first week in October through Confirmation Sunday in mid to late May.
FAMILY WORSHIP CLASS
Beginning this month, Pastor Krogh will lead a 20-minute class and conversation on the last Sunday of each month in Westminster Hall between services, 10:45-11:05 a.m., for families with elementary-aged children to learn more about worship. Parents and kids—join us on September 24 (come early if you attend 11:15 worship!) for the first gathering as we talk about Communion.
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. September’s non-food “item of the month” is shampoo.
Help Fill Up our Share the Harvest Basket
We’ve planted! We’ve watered! And now we’re harvesting! We are ready to receive your gifts of fresh, delicious produce grown by Share the Harvest partners. Just bring the best from your garden or from the market and place your gifts in the Share the Harvest basket in the Narthex. We’ll be sure they get delivered to our food pantry partner.
Please know that your gifts make a tremendous difference in the lives of our neighbors who are struggling with food insecurity. Thank you for your commitment to addressing poverty and for taking hands-on action to help end hunger in our communities. Thank you for being a witness to God’s abundance and hospitality. Continued blessings on your gardens. May our harvests be bountiful!
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.
Peace & Global Witness Offering
The Peace & Global Witness Offering is one of the four annual special offerings of the PC(USA). A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Designated offering envelopes will be in the pew racks September 17-October 1, or you can contribute through the online giving page of our website.
2017 “PER CAPITA” AMOUNT IS $33.38
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 $33.38 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 email@example.com 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.