Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It was a joy to welcome our guests to the community lunch this past Sunday. Thank you to everyone who participated in the logistics of hosting the event, from designing invitations to preparing the various components of our meal. This was the third Community Lunch we have hosted this ministry year and each time the number of guests has continued to increase. I hope you were as encouraged as I was to see new and returning faces among us as we continue to strive to be a church for the good of the community.
This week our sermon text is Acts 25:1-27. The link for the livestream of worship is here.
Congregational Meeting: Sunday, June 12
Members of FCC please join us for our annual budget meeting following worship on Sunday, June 12.
Men’s Ministry Outing to the Volo Museum (Saturday, June 18)
All men are invited to join in the Men’s Ministry excursion to the Volo Auto Museum on Saturday, June 18. Meet at the church at 9:00 am. If you have any questions, contact Larry LaBelle.
Neighborhood Food Pantry Donations
Please continue to bring your items for collection for the West Chicago Neighborhood Food Pantry to the box in the west coatroom. Items we are collecting include: toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish soap, deodorant, baby wipes, bath soap, shampoo, Kleenex, feminine products, laundry detergent, adult & children’s diapers. There is a box for our donations in the west coatroom by the mailboxes.
Baby Bottle Collection Continues
Remember to fill your Caring Network baby bottles with spare change for collection on Father’s Day, June 19.
Karla and Gary Van der Molen: Please continue in faithful prayer for Karla and Gary.
Ted Powers: Please pray for our friend Ted Powers as he is currently in Haiti serving with the Haitian Presbyterian denomination leading their annual General Assembly–attended by approximately 3000 people and radio-broadcast to over 2 million Haitians.
Finally, please continue to pray for the churches and community of Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and 2 teachers on Tuesday morning. We grieve deeply at such an act of violence and evil and we pray that God would move through his Holy Spirit in a powerful way to comfort this community and to spread the light of the gospel into such a tragic situation.