Johnson Family Connections – volunteers invited
The kick-off event for Johnson Family Connections was a great success with over 150 people attending! This program is a new community initiative made possible by a grant to, and leadership of, Trinity Lutheran Church. This was the first of planned monthly events held at Johnson Elementary School in Warrenville. Help for future events is needed with set-up, activities, and clean-up. For more information, please contact Barb S.
trunk or treat
CBC will be participating in Warrenville’s Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th, 1:00-3:00 PM, in the church parking lot. Come join the fun! Contact Barb S. for more information.
supporting food insecure households
CBC has long been a supporter of our local food pantry, with both donations and volunteers. About 2 years ago, we began keeping track of donations by weight. Our grand total over two years . . . .
4578.4 lbs. That’s right, over two tons of food, personal care, baby supplies, and household products. We bless your generous hearts every day.
Volunteers and supporters have made recent events a great success! Thank you to all who donated time, funds, or supplies for National Night Out and the School Supply Drive! CBC folks can always be counted on to show the love to the Warrenville community!
parents night out – new community initiative
Your are invited to volunteer to help plan and staff a new Warrenville community program Parent’s Night Out. Beginning in September, a monthly event held at Johnson School will provide dinner for parents and children, along with informational adult programs on children’s online access & activity, parenting skills, and other helpful topics. Children’s activities will also be available. The program is possible due to a grant awarded to Trinity Lutheran Church. Planning meetings will take place on the third Thursday of each month, at 1:00 PM, at Trinity Lutheran. The first Parent’s Night Out event held on September 21st was very well attended. Future events will be held on the third Thursday of the month.
food pantry news
It’s Back to School Time! For August, we’re helping local families provide lunch items for their children, especially sweet treats. Brownie, cake and cookie mixes, as well as packaged cookies & snacks, or anything for a lunchbag. Remember, many boxed mixes require eggs, often not available to food insecure households. Applesauce makes a good substitute, so consider providing that as well. Any other non-perishable food item is welcome. Or check out the list below of non-food items that are always needed. Thank you to everyone who donated hygiene and personal care products during July!
If you would like to donate some non-food items as well, we could also use the following:
Diapers Baby wipes
Dish soap Laundry detergent
Body wash Shampoo
Hand soap Toothpaste
coats for kids collection
It may be nice and warm now, but we all know winter will be back eventually. We’re collecting new and gently used children’s winter coats, snow pants, and boots for Bower Elementary School students, ages 5-10. Collection boxes will be in Fellowship Hall and the Education Building.
Agapè preschool news
We still have a few openings in our 2023-2024 classes. Just give a call to 630-393-4205 for questions or to set up a tour for you and your child!
Agapè wish list
You can now support our Agapè Preschool at any time using Miss Jayne’s Wish List. The ongoing Congregation support of our Preschool is always a blessing!
Update your contact iinformation
We’re working on updating contact information for our church family. Information sheets to be completed are available at Worship Services. You may also contact the church office to receive one. Please return your completed form by dropping in the collection plate or the church office.
worship Services – New in-person guidelines & Continuation of livestream
Moving forward, as we continue to worship in person in conjunction with the livestream, the Coordination Team will continue to review our guidelines each month and make changes as we continue to care for the safety and well-being of everyone.
The State of Illinois has suspended the indoor mask mandate. Mask wearing is up to the discretion of the individual. Extra masks will be available in the narthex. Please be safe and help keep yourself and others protected.
We have reinstated our beloved post-service Fellowship & Refreshment Time! Fellowship Hosts are always welcome, the sign up calendar is back and available in Fellowship Hall.
As always, we appreciate your prayers and are grateful for your support during this time of discernment.
Join our email list
Do you receive our weekly email updates? They are chockful of details about events, inspiring thoughts from Pastor Annette, scriptures for upcoming services, prayer requests, and more! Just call the church office at 630-393-9609 to be added to our list.
5th Thursday at the Food Pantry
On Thursday, Aug 31st, at 5:00 PM, join our volunteer crew at the Warrenville Food Pantry. Newbies welcome, it’s fun and with a quick training you’re ready to go.
Ongoing Food & Toiletries Drive
The Missions Team is sponsoring a food drive for the Warrenville Food Pantry on the first Sunday of each month. Donation of non-perishable food items are welcome. Priority items at the moment are condiments, dessert mixes, icing and other baking supplies (except canned pumpkin). All types of toiletries are also in high demand – toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, diapers of all sizes, and toilet paper. Collection box is located by the coat racks.
Food Pantry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the community food pantry at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Batavia Rd in Warrenville. Workers are needed when the pantry is open on Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons, as well as for food rescue and shelving on Friday and Saturday mornings. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cans for Agapè
Tom G. continues to collect aluminum cans for recycling with the proceeds going to our Agapè Preschool. You may support this ministry by depositing your empty cans in the labeled bin in the Education Building.