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Newsletter, July 2019

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In the July Newsletter, read about:

  • Service for Wholeness this Sunday, July 14, at 6 pm in the Sanctuary;
  • Interfaith Alliance Family Picnic Sunday, July 28, 4 pm at Crystal Lake Park;
  • Be sure to pick up your Pictorial Directory from the church office;
  • Youth and leaders are traveling to Purdue University for the Youth Triennium;
  • Updates from Mission.

Newsletter, June 2019

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In the June Newsletter, read about:

  • International Taste of First Pres is June 23 from 4-7 pm.  Story telling, music and fellowship.  Bring food from your culture or country of origin to share.
  • The church is seeking a wedding coordinator.
  • Pictorial Directories are here.
  • Vacation Bible School Sunday afternoons during June.
  • Southwest Farm Sale update.
  • Mission news.
  • ESL Program update.

Newsletter, May 2019

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In the May Newsletter, read about:

  • This Sunday, May 12, (Mother’s Day) is our Spring Music Sunday.  There is no worship at 8 am.  Join us at 9 am as the Sanctuary Choir presents Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C.  Contemporary Worship will be held at 11:15 am.
  • We will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, May 19.  Maggie Dougherty-Roberts will be the guest speaker at the 10:15 am Adult Ed class.
  • What is going on with your Children, Youth and Family ministries this Spring including the VBS in June.
  • We will celebrate graduates on May 26.  Turn in your graduates name(s) to Diane Mortensen.
  • Mission has had a busy month with the recent Cuba weekend.
  • ESL updates.

Newsletter, April 2019

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In the April Newsletter, read about:

  • Holy Week services including a Soup Supper and Communion Service for Maundy Thursday, April 18;
  • Join our six-weeks of Ted Talks beginning April 28.  The first presentation will be by Rabbi Sharon Brous.
  • Get up-to-date on what is happening with our Youth;
  • Make a difference with the DREAAM program by volunteering;
  • Annual ECIRMAC Fundraiser Saturday, April 27;
  • Participants needed for the 2019 Mission Possible trip to Camp Carea May 12-18;
  • Cuba Forum May 4 followed by the Cuba Fundraiser (Salsa dancing & dinner) on Sunday, May 5.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received on Easter Sunday.  Your support helps fund our neighbors-in-need around the world.

Newsletter, March 2019

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In the March Newsletter, read about:

  • High School youth hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, March 10, 10-11 am in Centennial Hall;
  • Learn more about this year’s Mission Possible at a potluck on Sunday, March 24;
  • Welcome to our eight new members!
  • Six-week study during Lent on Sunday and Wednesday mornings;
  • NO Sunday School on March 17.

Newsletter, February 2019

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In the February Newsletter, read about:

  • The Service for Wholeness this Sunday, February 10, at 6 pm
  • Mission Updates including Cuba news, Parkland College Project Read, empty tomb food deliveries, First Pres ESL program
  • Membership lunch this Sunday, February 10, 12:30 pm
  • Worship News includes Ash Wednesday Service set for Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 pm
  • The Gathering Service to Celebrate History of Jazz on Sunday, February 17
  • Children, Youth and Family hosting fundraiser sale of cookie mix to benefit youth program


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