News of the Church
Commuter Concert Series
Our next concert is on Tuesday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There is no admission charge. A free-will offering is received for the musicians.
music appreciation class
From Bach to Rock and even some Hip Hop... Come learn about how music has transformed the way we worship through learning about music’s role in the Church. We will also explore music notation and participate in some basic singing activities for those who are interested. There is absolutely no previous musical experience necessary to participate! The class will meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor on July 10, 24, 31 and August 7 and 14.
vacation cross trainers registration
All incoming 6th-8th graders are welcome to join Vacation Cross Trainers (VCT), July 29-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This year, after a fun and meaningful day of getting to know each other and doing mission preparation, we will be heading out to Working Bikes, HARPS horse rescue, Helping Hands and Sharing Connections local missions. Register online at www.fpclg.org/vbs! The cost is $50. Space is limited. If you have questions, email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST 4 WORSHIP IN THE PARK
On Sunday, August 4, we will participate in an Interdenominational Community Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. at Gordon Park in La Grange. There will not be a service in our building that morning.
school supply collection
We are assisting The LeaderShop with their annual drive to provide school supplies to students in need. Requested items are binders, washable markers, wide-ruled notebooks, packages of loose leaf paper, dual pocket folders (sturdy), school glue (stick or bottled), dry-erase markers, pencils, pens (black, blue, red) and scissors. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the Narthex or in the box by the Church Office by August 7.
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 email@example.com or 708.354.0771 for details on upcoming orientation opportunities.
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.
Tech Assistance Needed
The Worship, Music and Arts Committee is looking for volunteers who are tech savvy and would be willing to learn the behind-the-scenes role of service production/slides/tasks to provide back-up on an occasional Sunday as needed and for memorial services. If you feel you could be of assistance in this ministry for the church, please contact Tom Stapleton or Doug Cogan.
“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. July’s non-food “item of the month” is laundry detergent.
help tend the parking lot garden
If you enjoy gardening, sign up here to tend the church parking lot garden (water, weed and harvest) for a week this summer. All produce goes to the food pantry. Get the whole family’s hands dirty for a great cause!
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.
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 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.