One Great Hour of Sharing
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is an ecumenical effort to provide disaster relief funds around the world. It serves individuals and communities who suffer from natural or man-made disasters, conflicts, poverty, or severe economic hardship. Assistance is provided for refugees and those displaced within their home country. Funds are dispatched quickly, and have served people in over 80 countries around the world. The OGHS offering will be collected on Sunday, June 30th, although you are welcome to donate at any time. More information can be found at onegreathourofsharing.org
School Supply Drive
Over the next few weeks we’ll be collecting school supplies for 30 first graders at Johnson Elementary. Each first grader needs the items listed below if you would like to purchase items to donate. Monetary donations are also accepted. Just drop your donation in the collection plate, make sure it’s clearly labeled for the supply drive. This year we’ll collect all school supplies around the Communion table and will bless them before the Back-to-School Block Party on Saturday, August 3.
- 2 boxes of 24 count crayons
- 24 pre-sharpened Ticonderoga wood pencils
- 1 pink eraser
- 1 pair of Fiskars scissors
- 3 giant glue sticks
- 1 box of 8 count Crayola Washable Broad Tip Markers
- 2 packs of 4 count BLACK dry erase markers
- 1 spiral notebook – wide-ruled 70 count
- 3 vinyl pocket folders – 1 red, 1 blue, 1 yellow
- 1 flexible binder – 1 inch
- 1 pencil box
Summer Book Studies
Pastor Annette will be leading two book studies this Summer that will complement the summer sermon series. The first study will be on spirituality and/or spiritual disciplines as we seek to cultivate a deeper relationship with God. The second will be about a Christian response to violence as we seek to live in peace with one another.
Book discussions will be on Thursday evenings at the parsonage. The first one will begin on July 11. Light refreshments and beverages will be ready by 6:30 with the discussion to begin around 7ish. Hope to see you there!
Summer Worship Hour
Beginning on Sunday, June 9th, Worship will begin at 9:30 AM. Same wonderful service and fellowship, just earlier to leave a little more time to enjoy the summer days!
5th Thursday at the Food Pantry
On Thursday, Aug 29th, 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. Most needed are canned vegetables, chunky soups, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, and mayonnaise. 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 email@example.com.
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.