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Welcome to the FPCE Connect Page. This is your “landing area” for all of the latest of greatest information about FPCE. This page is updated regularly, so stop by to keep up to date. Thanks!
Our Congregational Meeting to Elect Officers will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019, immediately following the 9 am Worship Service (at approximately 10:15 am). The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary, with agenda items to include the election of 2020 officers (elders, deacons, and officers of the Society), a preview of the 2020 budget, and approval of the church’s updated bylaws. For more information on these items, including the updated bylaws, clarification of the governance model, and a list of candidates up for election, visit https://firstpresevanston.org/meeting2019/.
The annual Open House Chicago Architectural Tour will highlight the FPCE Sanctuary as one of its stopping points, Saturday, October 19, 10 am to 5 pm. All of our FPCE family is encouraged to stop by, enjoy our beautiful architechture from a new perspective, interect with our organists as the offer demonstrations, and welcome our guests.
We have completed our improvements to the Crib Room! Please stop by and take a peek at our updated space. All are invited to help “shower” the Crib room by donating towards the purchase of new developmentally engaging and Biblically centered activities. We are hoping to raise $2,500 to cover the cost of these items. Donations should be made here. A list of items being considered for purchase can be downloaded here.
FPCE will hold its annual Service in Memory of All Souls, Saturday, November 2, in Walker Chapel from 9 to 10 am. The service is sponsored by Stephen Ministry and Friends in Christ. Those interested in having a loved one memorialized during the service are invited to add their loved one’s name to the Memorial List at the front desk. This is the only way we are collecting names. The deadline for submitting names at the front desk is Monday, October 28. Please note names submitted last year are automatically included again this year. All names collected will be read during the memorial service.
The Deacons’ Closet’s ONLY NEEDS for the new season are as follows: MEN’s jackets, parkas, overcoats and outdoor shoes and boots. We also have an ongoing need for clean towels and bedsheets. No other items are needed at this time. THANK YOU for your generous donations through the year.
The dates for FPCE’s participation as an overnight shelter have been set. We will offer overnight care for guests Sunday, December 29 through the morning of Sunday, January 19, 2020. More details to come!
The next Wednesday Prayer Gathering will be held October 23 in the FPCE Parlor (2nd Floor). All are welcome to join us as we seek God, offer him praise and lift up our concerns and thoughts. We’ll meet at 7 p.m.
A memorial service to honor the life of Peter Bodi will take place at FPCE on Saturday, October 12, at 2 pm. A reception will follow in the dining room.
The next Parish Nurse Book Club will take place, Tuesday, October 29, from 1:30-3 pm in Room 102. The book to be discussed is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. According to Goodreads, “The story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine. The first timeline describes the life and adventures of a young girl named Kya as she grows up isolated in the marsh of North Carolina from 1952–1969. The second timeline follows a murder investigation of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity of Barkley Cove, a fictional coastal town of North Carolina.” All are invited to participate.
Audio-visual volunteers are needed for Sunday morning services and other church events. FCPE is in need of volunteers who would be trained to operate AV equipment in the Sanctuary or Walker Chapel. If you are interested in helping in this vital ministry, please contact Neal Ostrovsky, FPCE A/V Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new season of Adult Education classes is underway. Click here to learn about our diverse class offerings.
Note: There will not be any Adult Education classes on October 20, due to the Congregational Meeting between services.
World Communion Sunday (October 6) Potluck – Sign up here to bring food and/or help out.
2019/2020 FPCE Children/Youth Registration Form
(Required for all children and youth taking part in FPCE classes and programming).