News of the Church
JOIN US FOR Dinner
We hope you will click here to sign up for one of our fall Stewardship Dinners, or contact the Church Office at 708.354.0771 to sign up. Each dinner for a dozen guests, prepared and hosted by Jonathan and Dani Krogh, will feature oven-baked chicken breasts, rice, bread and butter, cucumber salad, ice cream cups and beverages. We look forward to gathering around the table together to reflect on the power of our “Why” for 2018. New this year: Separate dinners have been arranged for our current Confirmation Class (October 18 at 5:30) and our TUXIS high school youth group (October 15 at 5:30).
Bereavement Support Sessions
Our Mary Anne Ministry Team would like to provide a six-week small group support series on Saturday afternoons beginning October 21 for those desiring companionship in doing their “grief work,” whether you have recently lost a loved one or it has been a long time. If interested or for more information, please contact the Church Office at email@example.com or 708.354.0771.
Welcome Baskets Now Available
The Membership Committee would like to provide our members with small Welcome Baskets to give to new neighbors. Each basket would include some goodies, such as cookies, a caramel apple, tea bags, etc. and an FPCLG pamphlet. We ask that the member delivering the basket add a short hand-written note welcoming them into the neighborhood and, if needed, providing general information about the area. Hopefully it will lead to an invitation to attend one of our services if they are looking for a church home, and new friendships will be made both socially and spiritually. Please contact the Church Office at 708.354.0771 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order a basket. Templates for welcome notes will also be available.
Congregational Meeting on October 29
A congregational meeting will take place on Sunday, October 29, immediately following 9:30 worship, to vote on a revision to the By-Laws and to elect our next Congregational Nominating Committee. If you attend 11:15 worship, please plan to come early that day for the meeting.
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 October 29 (come early if you attend 11:15 worship!) as we explore music in worship.
Cross Trainers Middle School Group
All 6th, 7th, 8th graders and friends, Cross Trainers has started up again during the 11:15 a.m. worship service (except for the first Sunday of each month). Come to the FPCLG Sanctuary, where you can sit with your family or meet other Cross Trainers and sit together in the Cross Trainer pew (it’s marked with white Cross Trainer signs). After the Time for Children, we will go up to the second floor Cross Trainer Room for a getting-to-know-you game, fun, friendship and a faith-filled discussion. Yes, you can bring a friend! If you have any questions, please e-mail Diane at email@example.com or Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
get your team together for Trivia Night
Our TUXIS youth group is holding their first fundraiser for their 2018 summer mission trip on Friday, November 3, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 900 S. La Grange Rd. Click here to sign up for Trivia Night! You can sign up as a team (of up to 10 people) or as individuals (“mixed group tables”). The entry fee of $60 per person includes premium open bar. There will also be a dessert sale and a 50/50 raffle. Pack your picnic baskets and bring your brains. Contact Lisa Nadle at email@example.com with questions.
Need Any Odd Jobs Done This Fall?
Our TUXIS high school youth group is looking for ways to give back to the congregation in gratitude for your support of their activities and mission trips. On Sundays, October 29 and November 12, 2:00-5:00 p.m., they will split into groups to visit peoples’ homes and lend a hand with any small household tasks that need to be done—fall clean-up, taking out winter/Christmas boxes, changing light lightbulbs, covering lawn furniture, etc. Please contact Lisa Nadle at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a visit or for more info.
“Pack the Pews” on November 12 - one service at 10 a.m.
On SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, we will PACK THE PEWS during a single worship service at 10:00 a.m. Invite your friends and neighbors to what promises to be a music-filled, inspirational gathering to the glory of God. All of our musicians and musical groups will be participating, as well as Spirito’s Bravura Women’s High School Choir, who will sing two selections during the service. Our Church Perks fellowship time will follow the service.
Blood Drive on October 29
The Presbyterian Church of Western Springs will be holding a blood drive on Sunday, October 29, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in their Jones Room. The church is located at 5250 Wolf Rd. To schedule your appointment, please call 877.543.3768 or go to www.lifesource.org and use code WS14. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed.
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.
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.