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Common Life May, 24th, 2020

Daily Bread

We are suspending our weekly E-News for now and will instead send an email on Monday and Wednesday with the title “Daily Bread.” It will provide encouragement, a devotion, a link to follow a way to stay connected, and updates about our common life together in this unprecedented season.

We will continue to provide virtual worship opportunities and we want the services to be a meaningful experience and we encourage you to stay home as much as possible, modeling love for neighbors by “flattening the curve” of COVID-19’s spread. As you hunker down at home, if you are able to continue to fulfill your pledge by mailing in checks or giving electronically via the fpcw website, that would be greatly appreciated.

We love you and the pastors and staff want to connect with you! Have a prayer request? Please be in touch. Have a need for groceries, a book recommendation, a Netflix suggestion? Have an idea of how we can respond to the pandemic and love our neighbors? Let us know. Plans are also underway to reach out to every member of the congregation on a regular basis.

With gratitude and hope in Christ,
Pastor Jeff

Current Mission Needs
 remains committed to caring for each other during this difficult time and we remain committed to caring for our community, particularly the most vulnerable. Below are ways you can help. If you have questions, please email Pastor Erin or call her at 847-858-0925.

Stock the Shelves
Going forward, we are unable to purchase enough inventory to continue to make deliveries (online retailers won’t allow us to purchase more than three items). In order to continue to serve refugee families, Stock the Shelves will send each refugee family registered with Stock the Shelves a Dollar Tree gift card for $25 – $30 to allow them to purchase what they need. We are culling through our database to determine the exact number of current refugee families – likely around 200 families. Please visit and make a donation. Your donation today can make a huge difference in the life of a refugee.

God’s Work, Our Hands: Fully Alive In Christ
Whether you have a little time or a lot, volunteering at fpcw is fun, easy, and rewarding. Join one of our standing committees or give your time to a mission partner or seasonal event. Not sure when you’re available, but want to help? We have plenty of “as-needed” opportunities as well. Click here to view the description and list of volunteer opportunities and click here to access the SignUpGenius link.

Family Matters
Volunteers are needed to tutor students in grades K-12. Tutor/mentors receive an orientation and on-going training and support and meet with students once a week during the academic year. Please contact Greg Korak if you have questions or wish to become a volunteer.

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