Sunday, May 21, 2017 – Earth Care Sunday and Eco Fair. Rev. Amy Heinrich and members of our Earth Care team will be leading a special worship service focused on the care of God’s creation. Join us in Social Hall immediately after worship for our Eco Fair, where we will celebrate our designation as PCUSA’s newest Earth Care Congregation.
· The Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm will be here with some very special wildlife guests and representatives from the Lake County Forest Preserve, God’s Gardeners and SWALCO will also be here. Don’t forget to bring used alkaline batteries for recycling!
· You can also support the efforts of our Earth Care team by purchasing a travel mug with the new Earth Care logo. They will be on sale for $10 at the Eco Fair.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 —Steeplechasers. Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an evening together at Jan Schuett’s house. Dinner, art and fellowship! Plus the reveal of our new brochure!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Earth Care Team. Learn more about our Earth Care Team (formerly known as Caring For Creation) and the exciting plans we have for the upcoming programming year. We will be meeting the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room 207. All are welcome!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Officer Training and Examination. New officers are reminded that our final training session will take place in Fellowship Hall from 7 until 8:30 p.m. for all officers who are not in a “consecutive term” sequence. Then at 8:30 p.m. all officers, consecutive and non-consecutive terms alike, will be examined by the session for ordination and/or installation. If any incoming officer is unable to attend, please call the church office and notify the Assistant to the Pastor, Mary Kovatch, as soon as possible.
Sunday, June 4, 2016 —Baccalaureate Sunday. We will honor all of our graduates during worship and wish to share their names in Parish Life as well as in our summer issue of FirstWord. If you or a member of your family is graduating this year (high school, college or beyond), please call 847-362-2174, send an email to Kristen or stop in the church office after worship and share: graduate’s name, school, degree and any other pertinent information (such as honors). Submission deadline: Tuesday, May 31.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00 - 5:00 PM Earth Care Team Eco-Tips — Kids Nature Fest at Greenbelt Cultural Center1215 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago, IL 60064. There will be lots of family-friendly activities to connect with nature. Faith in Place will host a story circle to help people connect their migration stories with the migration of the Monarch butterfly. Register on-line at Faithinplace.org.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – PCS/YA Outing: Northshore Distillery Tour, 4 p.m.. Get together with other First Pres parents of young adults & enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail, if you prefer), guided tasting of spirits and tour of this Libertyville distillery. The cost is $25/person. Please contact the church office for additional details and/or to register for the tour. Deadline to RSVP — June 5.