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We are in need of hosts for Fellowship Hour on Sundays after worship. To host fellowship is very easy, just a couple of plates of cookies will be all that is needed. Please help support this very special long-time fpcw tradition. This is a wonderful opportunity to check in with friends and stay connected. Please click this link to access the SignUpGenius link.
Troop 5 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Help support Troop 5 and Venturing Crew 5 on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. This year the breakfast will be outside under a tent in the fpcw parking lot. Come for a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast. This is a long-standing favorite tradition and this year is the 75th Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Come and celebrate with Troop 5.
Racial Justice and Equality Community-wide Conversation
On Sunday, October 24, members of FPCW are invited to join in a community-wide conversation about racial justice and equality. The gathering will take place in the Wallace Moore Fellowship Center from 4-5:30 p.m., and members of other churches have been invited to participate in the discussion. A representative from each church will be asked to give a brief summary of the ways in which his/her congregation has responded to the need to dismantle the systemic and structural racism that exists in this country for more than 400 years. After hearing from each attending churches, the discussion will shift to brainstorming ways in which we as a community can work together to bring about change. All are welcome to attend.
Giving Tree 2021
Giving gifts at Christmas is a time-honored tradition practiced all over the world. Its origins come from our Christian heritage of the Wise Men bringing gifts of tribute to the Baby Jesus after his birth.
Giving gifts at Christmas is also a time-honored tradition at FPCW as we reach out to our community purchasing gifts for children and adults served by our mission partners to brighten their holidays. This year’s recipients will be children from low-income and immigrant communities served by Erie Neighborhood House, disabled adults served by Orchard Village in Skokie, and families in homeless situations served by Family Promise of Chicago’s North Shore.
This year, the FPCW mission committee is asking for your help. Not just in purchasing the gifts for the 150 people on our list, but also in helping to coordinate the project. Half of our gift list will be made available to the congregation through Sign-up Genius and the other half will be hung on tags on the Christmas tree located in the narthex of the church for members to select before/after attending worship. We need help with both parts of the project.
If you love Christmas and want to find a way to share the joy of the season with others, then this is the perfect project for you. Interested in learning more details about how you can help? Please contact Mary Watt (email@example.com) or Jenni Holt, (firstname.lastname@example.org) co-chairs of the FPCW Mission Committee.
The Beatitudes Through the Ages – Sundays, 8:30-9:20 am, through November 21
Join us this fall as we study the Beatitudes together. Our guide will be an excellent book “The Beatitudes Through the Ages,” by Rebekah Eklund. Through a close study of Matthew and Luke, we’ll explore how the Beatitudes have affected readers across differing eras and contexts. What does it mean to be hungry, or meek, or pure in heart? Is poverty a material or spiritual condition? And what does being blessed entail? Drawing on poetry, politics, music, and biblical scholarship, this class will help us appreciate the wisdom of the Beatitudes and apply them to our lives of faith today. The class will meet in a hybrid format for 10 weeks through Nov. 21, 8:30-9:20 am. Join us in person in the downstairs Fellowship Hall or virtually over Zoom.
“Connect” is the keyword these days. There are nearly a dozen ways to connect to a small group ministry right now! Find your group, and grow your faith in new ways. Our small group ministry encourages all members to be a part of this wonderful way to grow in faith. Our small groups include three components:
1. Connect with one another through deep, meaningful, and authentic relationships. Doing life together leads to genuinely caring and supporting each other, and understanding more of who God made us to be.
2. Grow in faith through intentional prayer practices, scripture reading, and honest discussion around how our lives are connected to and shaped by the Gospel.
3. Share the Gospel through actively being the hands and feet of Christ in the world together.
Please click this link Small Groups to access the list of small groups offered here at fpcw