News of the Church
Progressive Dinner on February 3
Join us for a Progressive Dinner on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m.! Participants will be divided among different host homes for appetizers and a catered dinner and then come together for dessert. The cost is $20/per person, and each person/couple will be asked to bring either a bottle of wine or an appetizer. RSVP through the online Progressive Dinner SignUp or by contacting the Church Office at 708.354.0771.
PLEASE USE THE COMMENT SECTION of the online sign-up to let us know:
1. If you'd prefer to bring wine or an appetizer;
2. If you'd like to request a vegetarian meal; and/or
3. If you need transportation.
*Along with this RSVP, your $20/person payment to the Church Office secures your spot! Please drop off or send in your cash or check payable to FPCLG, place payment in the Sunday offering labeled "Progressive Dinner", or use the Online Giving page of our website.
Your dinner home assignment will be sent to you closer to the event. Assignments will be random to encourage meeting and getting to know people. Sign up closes on January 24, so don't delay!
confirmation community celebration
Calling all 8th and 9th graders involved in Confirmation programs in the Greater La Grange Area...
We are gathering on February 10, 4:00-10:00 p.m. for an inaugural interfaith Confirmation CommUNITY Celebration to bring Confirmation classes and their adult leaders together from local Christian churches for a youth rally covering relevant missional and spiritual topics coupled with current events and entertainment, plus plenty of social time throughout the evening. Please RSVP at www.fpclg.org/community.
(Hosted by the 2018 Confirmation Class at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 150 S. Ashland Ave. at no cost to you.)
time to dig out that award-winning chili recipe
We are looking for 12 individuals or teams to enter this year’s Chili Cook-Off on February 11 at 5:00 p.m. Trophies will go to the top three as determined by our panel of judges. All are invited for a night of good food and fun in support of our youth ministry. Admission is $5 per person ($20 max per family), and you can vote for “fan favorite” chili with cash. We would also love donations of baked goods for a bake sale that evening. Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or with questions.
Seeking “Sound” Advice
Our Worship, Music and Arts Committee is seeking volunteers to control the sound in the Sanctuary during worship services. Since the sound is run from iPad controls, a strong comfort level with and enjoyment of using an iPad is recommended. Also helpful is a fairly good ear for sound. Volunteers are needed for both services. You can volunteer for one or the other, and assist on a rotational basis with others on the Sound Team. No experience necessary; members from the Sound Team will provide training. Contact the Church Office if interested.
Preschool Sunday School class
Children ages 2-4 years old are invited to join our new Preschool Sunday School during both worship services. They will remain in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service through the “Time with Children”, and then walk to the Nursery with their teacher for a Bible story, song and simple craft. The kids will then enjoy playtime for the remainder of the service.
Vacation Bible School/Vacation Cross Trainers 2018
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Vacation Bible School and Vacation Cross Trainers will be June 25-29, 2018.
Third Grade & Family Bible Class on January 21
We will be presenting Bibles to our third graders during worship on January 21. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a Third Grader & Family Bible Class in Room 203 to offer tips on using the new Bibles. RSVP to Diane at email@example.com for the class and to let her know which service your third grader will attend.
Family Worship Class on January 28
Pastor Krogh is leading 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 January 28 (come early if you attend 11:15 worship) to talk about songs and hymns in worship. We’ll enjoy a guest performance by our Crusader Choir!
Faith Forest/Cross Trainer Indoor Winter Olympic Games Day
Announcing the ‘2018 FPCLG Faith Forest and Cross Trainer Indoor Winter Olympic Games Day’ on Sunday, February 25, during the one 10:00 a.m. worship service and annual meeting of the congregation. Children and youth will leave the 10:00 a.m. service after the Time for Children. Down in Fellowship Hall, AKA ‘FPCLG Olympic Center’, they’ll enjoy indoor Olympic torch relay races, luge, curling and more. Enthusiastic teen and adult volunteers are needed! To volunteer, please e-mail Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Search Boot Camp
The Interfaith Career Network’s five-week job search workshop will be returning to our church beginning Tuesday, January 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Westminster Hall. It is open to everyone and there is no cost. Visit www.interfaithcareernetwork.org for more info.
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. January’s non-food “item of the month” is toilet paper.
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.
Donate Winter Clothing for Rogers Park
As you sort through your winter clothing, please set aside gently used coats, boots, hats and gloves for the Rogers Park Clothing Pantry. They are especially in need of men’s and boys’ coats this year. Call Linda Vebeck at 708.352.2513 to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.
Suits for Success
Cleaning out your closets and wondering where those business suits, dress wear, and casual or business casual articles of clothing you don’t wear anymore could best be used? If you drop them off at Breen’s Cleaners, 309 W. Hillgrove Ave. in La Grange, and mention that you are donating them to SUITS FOR SUCCESS, they will be delivered to men and women being released from prison to use for job interviews and out into the world. Don’t pass up this opportunity to give someone a hand up at no cost to you!
2018 “PER CAPITA” AMOUNT IS $33.61
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 $33.61 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
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