News of the Church
New 'Worship on Wednesday' Service
This fall, Rev. Jonathan Krogh is leading a brief, contemplative service of prayer and reflection each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel (use Ashland Ave. entrance). All are invited to stop by for this mid-week time of respite and rejuvenation.
NEW Fellowship Opportunity for Families
On the first Sunday of the month, stay after 11:15 a.m. worship for 'Pizza in the Pews' (although the pizza will actually be served in Fellowship Hall)! Since Faith Forest and Cross Trainers do not meet those Sundays (so that our children can participate in Communion), we look forward to providing this alternative fellowship opportunity for both kids and parents. Open to families with kids of all ages...from infants through high schoolers! We are asking for a donation of $20 per family to help cover costs. If anyone has a gluten or dairy allergy, we will arrange for gluten and/or dairy-free pizza.
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 email@example.com if you are interested.
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FPCLG to Host Blood Drive in October
In conjunction with our October Commuter Concert, we will be hosting a blood drive in Westminster Hall from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29. Click here to sign up for a time slot to donate blood.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities.
Crusader Choir Offers Music and Theater for Kids
Our Crusader Choir, for ages 5 and up, provides children and youth the opportunity to participate in both music and theater activities in the church. The group rehearses on Sunday mornings between worship services (10:40-11:10 a.m.) in the second floor Faith Forest Room.
Adult Education Class
The History of Christian Theology adult education class meets on Sundays between worship services, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in Room G-9 (lower level). All are invited—no prior attendance required!
Commuter Concert Series
Our next concert on Tuesday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary features the piano and organ duo of Nicholas Schmelter and Tyler Kivel. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering is received for the musicians.
“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. October’s non-food “items of the month” are combs and hairbrushes.
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.
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 email@example.com with questions.
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