Trunk or Treat!

Join us for Trunk or Treat!
Saturday, October 30th
FPCE Parking Lot

Come in Costume!

There will be games, prizes and candy.

We are looking for families to host a trunk or table too!

You can decorate your car trunk or we will provide a table. It can include a fun theme or a game.

Contact Pastor Amanda by Monday, October 25th if you are interested in hosting a trunk or table.

This Wednesday we will watch virtually Dakota 38 as well as hear from Ms. Josee Star from the Mitchell Museum of Native American History. The showing will be at 7 p.m. with the discussion to follow. If you already have a link for the class or the last movie, it is the same zoom link. But you can always reregister to get that link again.

All of the info can be found on our Film Series page at

If you cannot watch the movie on Wednesday night but would like to, the link can be found on that same webpage with the registration info. It is free and can be watched by the site on the page, or even YouTube.

Feel free to share this link with friends too! The flyer for this week’s movie is shown below and can be posted on Facebook also!

The Board of Deacons is asking for your help with a Winter Coat Drive for our Souper Saturday guests. Please donate men’s or women’s winter coats that are clean and in good repair. We’d also appreciate warm scarves, as well. The Deacons plan to purchase new hats and gloves, so those items are not needed.

Please drop off your items for donation on the coat rack set up in the courtyard entrance vestibule between October 23 and November 2.

At this time, no other clothing items are being accepted. Thank you!

Parish Nurse Book Club meets to discuss ‘I Am Malala’ on November 2

Our next book club meeting will be on November 2 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Parlor. We will be reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousaufsei.
Goodreads introduces the book with the following information: “On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey form a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.” All are welcome to attend!
For more information email Julie Ruchniewicz at

FPCE is looking for a paid hall monitor for the children’s wing during Sunday morning service from 9 am to noon.  Please contact Janice at or 847-864-1472 x503 if interested.

A volunteer is needed once each month to help to receive an order of food from the Chicago Food Depository at First Pres. The delivery takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the morning. You would have assistance from one other person. For specific details please contact: Kris Economos at or Barb Spencer at

First Pres Film Series

First Presbyterian Evanston is doing an exciting film series on racial injustice using the lens of Jesus and teachings of our faith. This is a great place for those who are believers to join together to learn and have thought provoking discussions. We will be having well respected moderators to help guide discussions in proactive and positive ways. This is not in anyway limited to those who consider themselves Christians, and all are welcome to join. We just wanted people to understand that we are looking at these issues through that lens. Please feel free to share with anyone who you think might be interested. You can learn how to register and more about each of the films and topics at


All-Church Retreat
October 15 & 16, 2021
“Anxious Church:
Being Disciples in a
Mid-Pandemic World
Led by
Dr. Andrew Root
Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry
at Luther Seminary
$15 online or in-person
Thanks to everyone who has donated to provide two Welcome Kits for newly-arrived Afghan families! Items should be delivered to the church no later than Monday, October 11th.
If you have any questions, please contact: Sally Ivaska

The Parish Nurse Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, September 21 in the Parlor from 1:30-3. We will be reading The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

According to Amazon. “NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.”

All are welcome to join these lively conversations led by our parish nurse, Julie Ruchniewicz! Masks are required.

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