News of the Church

Sign Up for Quiz Night

Quiz Night is back (with easier questions this year), Friday, January 25, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in La Grange. Round up your table mates and hone those trivia skills for a great night! Admission is $50 per person and includes open bar. There will also be a bake sale and buy-an-answer ($5). All funds raised support the TUXIS high school youth group's 2019 summer mission trip. Sign up here to reserve your table (tables are for 8 but if you have 10 I’m sure we can squeeze)! Checks may be made out to FPCLG, or payment may be made through our Online Giving page. Tickets at the door will be $60 per person. Contact Lisa Nadle with questions at lnadle@fpclg.org.

commuter concert series—chamber trio

All are invited to attend a violin-oboe-cello concert in our Sanctuary on Tuesday, January 29, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wendy Benner, violinist, plays with Haymarket Opera Company and various other ensembles in Chicago. Deb Stevenson, oboist, has performed in the Chicago area for over thirty years and is a member of the Metropolis and Lake Forest Symphonies. Jocelyn David-Beck, cellist, has been an active member of Chicago's music scene for more than four decades, including Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering will be received for the musicians.

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 admin@fpclg.org or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities. 

Career Search and Development Five-Week Boot Camp

Interfaith Career Network (ICN) invites you to their five-week Career Search and Development Boot Camp in Westminster Hall (use Catherine Ave. entrance) beginning Tuesday evening, January 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Whether you are trying to find a new job, get a promotion or excel in your current job, this training can help you take control of your career. There are no dues/fees for attending, and no registration is required. For information on ICN programs, visit www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.

Sermons Available in Podcast Form

Great news! You can subscribe to hear FPCLG sermons as podcasts through iTunes or your favorite content distributor. Search “FPCLG Sermons” for downloads. 

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. You can also sponsor a hymnal through our online giving page.

“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.

Children's Ministry Volunteer Gathering

You’re invited! On Sunday, January 20, between worship services (10:40-11:10 a.m.), come to our Children’s Ministry Current & Future Volunteer Gathering to find out what’s new for 2019! Fellowship and refreshments will be flowing.

Third Grade Bible Class

All third grade families and friends are invited to a Third Grade Bible Class on Sunday, January 27, between services, 10:40-11:10 a.m. in the Cross Trainer Room. The joy of the Lord and light refreshments will be shared. RSVP to the Church Office by Wednesday, January 23.

Volunteer at A Caring Place for Kidz

Share the love of God, conversation, laughter, puzzles, reading, games, snacks, homework and more after school with children in need at A Caring Place for Kidz (ACP4K). After-school volunteers of ALL ages (kids-seniors) are needed on Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m., and Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ACP4K is located in the La Grange Community Center on 200 Washington Ave. For more information, please email Diane at dstapleton@fpclg.org.

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.

‘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.

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.  

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 lynnhuck@fpclg.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.