News of the Church

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Join with other congregations in our community for an ecumenical Thanksgiving service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, at First Congregational Church of La Grange, 100 6th Ave.

Piano Recital on November 20

All are invited to a piano recital in our Sanctuary on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Alyssa Conde, our Sanctuary Choir's accompanist, will be performing, and the Choir will be hosting a reception immediately following the recital in the Parlor.

Christmas Potluck on November 30

Take a break in between Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent to enjoy a meal with your church family on Friday, November 30, 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. Sign up at this link (and feel free to specify your dish in the comment section) or by contacting the Church Office. Our special musical guest will be pianist Paul Johnson.

Thanks for Feeding the Hungry

THANK YOU to all who donated to and volunteered for Feed My Starving Children. You helped to make 46,872 meals, which fed 128 children for a whole year! THANK YOU also for your continued support of our monthly 2 Cents-a-Meal collection. Each month we keep 25% of this offering for a local hunger cause and send the rest to the Presbytery to feed the hungry around the world. This month's "2 Cents" donations went to the Feed My Starving Children packing session. Thank you for making a BIG difference!

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.

A Caring Place 4 Kidz

This year, Children's Ministry is collecting soccer balls, footballs and mini-pumps for 32 La Grange-area children-in-need who attend A Caring Place 4 Kidz (ACP4K) after-school program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition, we will be having some ACP4K after-school parties (games, crafts, music...) with 32 goody bags filled with age-appropriate books, balls/pumps, toys and snacks. Please contact Diane at dstapleton@fpclg.org if you would like to volunteer at the after-school program; donate balls, pumps, books or other goody bag items; or for more information about ACP4K.

Take a Tag from the Giving Trees

Stop by our Giving Tree table in the Narthex and pick up a tag or two. Then purchase the requested Christmas gift for a local senior (due December 2) or for grandparents raising their grandchildren (gift cards are for both children and adults and are due on December 9) and help to spread Christmas to those in need!

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. 

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. 

Sponsor a New Hymnal

Glory to God is the new Presbyterian hymnal, published in 2013. 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.

TUXIS Coffee and Donuts

On the third Sunday of each month, our TUXIS high school youth group will be meeting in Westminster Hall between worship services (10:45-11:15 a.m.) for coffee and donuts. All high schoolers are invited!

“You Are Loved” Comfort Care Totes

Many thanks to our generous congregation for supporting 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.

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 lhuck@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.