News of the Church
FAMILY WORSHIP CLASS
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 November 26 (come early if you attend 11:15 worship)!
Bake Sale for Feed My Starving Children
In honor of Thanksgiving and children, our children’s ministry is holding a bake sale on Sunday, November 26, during Church Perks (10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Narthex), with 100% of proceeds going to Feed my Starving Children. If you would like to donate baked goods, please drop off pre-packaged small/medium-sized portions (for easy distribution) on Sunday, November 26, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Westminster Hall Kitchen. Then stop by between worship services to purchase some goodies. Thank you for helping our children to feed hungry children around the world!
Giving Tree Update
Thank you to all who took a gift tag to purchase a gift for a senior supported by Aging Care Connections—the tree is bare!
We do still have tags on the Grandchildren’s Project tree for purchasing $25 Walmart gift cards for local children being raised by grandparents on fixed incomes.
Unwrapped gift cards as well as wrapped gifts for seniors are due back on Sunday, December 3.
You’ll also find a couple Mitten Trees in the Narthex, where we are collecting winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for Caring Place Children.
Christmas Potluck on December 1
Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a meal with your church family on Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Jonathan and Dani Krogh will provide ham and invite you to bring a salad, side or dessert to share—feel free to specify your dish in the comment section when you RSVP using our SignUp Genius, or you may RSVP by contacting the Church Office (email@example.com, 708.354.0771). Our special musical guest will be pianist Paul Johnson.
Trolley Caroling and Pizza Party
Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 p.m. We will trolley around the community sharing the sounds of Christmas with people of all ages and then enjoy a pizza party immediately following. RSVP by Friday, December 8, to the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.354.0771).
Change in Time for Family Christmas Eve Service
Invite your family and friends to share the true meaning of Christmas on Christmas Eve morning! The ‘No Shadow of a Doubt that God Loves You’ Family Service is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 24 (Please note that there is NO 4:30 p.m. service this Christmas Eve). All ages will enjoy our in-shadow version of the nativity story. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2.11
Note: The 10:00 a.m. Family Service will be the only morning worship service on Sunday, December 24. We will also have our traditional 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service.
new 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 18-22, 2018. Stay tuned for the exciting VBS theme reveal.
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. November’s non-food “item of the month” is single-roll paper towels.
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!
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.