News of the Church
sponsor a New Hymnal
It’s been 25 years since we last dedicated a new hymnal. Glory to God is the new Presbyterian hymnal, published in 2013. It contains 853 hymns, psalms, and songs. About 400 hymns are carried over from the 1990 blue hymnal—including most of the hymns we sing at FPCLG. There are more than 450 new hymns that come from older Presbyterian hymnals, other songbooks, and individual composers and authors. Our Session voted to purchase the new Presbyterian hymnal in 2018. We will begin using Glory to God as soon as they are delivered from the publisher; we will keep you posted on an expected delivery date. With a $25 contribution, you can sponsor a hymnal to help us cover the cost and dedicate it in honor or memory of a loved one with a commemorative label; 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. You can also sponsor a hymnal through our online giving page.
MONTHLY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS
Each month, alternating on a Saturday or Sunday, our Membership Committee will host a new member orientation. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities.
Sermons Now Available in Podcast Form
Great news! You can now subscribe to hear FPCLG sermons as podcasts through iTunes or your favorite content distributor. Search “FPCLG Sermons” for downloads.
Save the Date for Quiz Night!
Our TUXIS high school youth group will again be hosting a Quiz Night fundraiser for their 2019 summer mission trip on Friday, November 16, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. The cost will be $50 per person. Stay tuned for details on signing up (teams will have 6-8 members) and donating bake sale items!
TUXIS Coffee and Donuts
On the third Sunday of each month, beginning on October 21, our TUXIS high school youth group will be meeting in Westminster Hall between worship services (10:30-11:15 a.m.) for coffee and donuts. All high schoolers are invited!
MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
Grades 6-8, November 9-11 is the Stronghold Middle School Retreat! Click here for details. Questions? Email Diane at email@example.com.
“You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes
Many thanks to our most generous congregation for your cash and item donations for the Comfort Care Totes project. With your gifts we will be able to fill our original goal of 10 “You Are Loved” totes for people going through cancer treatment! Also, a special shout-out to our Sewing Circle for making the totes.
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. October’s non-food “items of the month” are combs and hairbrushes.
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.
‘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.
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 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.