Supplies Needed:  Beds Stock Up For Winter  Our 30th shelter season began October 1st at Saint Frances Xavier Church in La Grange and St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church. Last year, our shelters reached 306 people over the course of 224 days for a total of 13,516 nights of shelter. We relied volunteers to set…

Gifts of Hope 2018 Finding a Christmas gift for someone who has everything has just gotten easier. The annual “Gifts of Hope—An Alternative Gift Market” will be held from 9:30am to noon on Sunday, Dec. 9, at First Congregational Church of Western Springs (1106 Chestnut). Shoppers may stop by Plymouth Hall to meet representatives from…

First Congo Time & Talents 2019 Survey Please take some time to complete the First Congo Time & Talents 2019 Survey that accompanied the financial pledge documentation mailed in Oct.  If you would like to complete the survey online, you may access it by clicking here.  If you have any questions regarding the paper or online…

Monthly Styrofoam Collection in Western Springs Did you know that on the first Saturday of every month from 9am-noon you can drop-off your Styrofoam at the Village of Western Springs Recreation Center parking lot (1500 Walker Street, Western Springs)?  Did you also know that you can volunteer to help the First Congo Green Team collect…

High School Bible Study First Congo is beginning a new ministry for high school students! If you are interested in a bible study specifically designed BY and FOR kids in high school, then this is for you! The group will meet two Wednesday nights per month from 8:15pm – 9pm, usually in the Seim Room, beginning Sept. 26. The gatherings will begin with some guided…

2018-19 ACE Program Speakers Announced Adult Christian Exploration (ACE) program. All of the classes are from 10:15-11:30 am in the Seim Room (2nd floor in the Education Building). Complimentary childcare is offered in Room 108. The classes stand alone, so please come as your schedule permit. The programs are free of charge and open to…

Moms & Tots Playgroup The Mom & Tots Playgroup (dads welcome too) is held every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 pm in room 115 (Moonbeam Room) of First Congregational Church.  Children can play and parents can visit! For questions or more information contact Jeannette Lloyd at 708.246.1900, Ext. 211 or Jeannette@wscongo.org.

Thursday Night Book & Bible Study Thursday Night Book & Bible Study kicks off September 13 at 7pm.  The theme of session one is The Bible and Food. The Bible is full of food and drink. There are rules about what (not) to eat. There are feasts and famines, miracles and morals. There is a lot of…

Parents of Teens Fall Kick-Off Parenting teens is a wonderful blessing, but it can also be challenging.  Share the joys and the challenges with this wonderful group of parents as they share what they’ve learned with one another and also hear from various speakers. Contact Meredith at Meredith@wscongo.org to be added to the group so…

Compilation of Be the Church Weekly Devotions Thank you for coming together as a church community to explore the Be the Church principles. In case you missed any of the weekly devotions or would like to revisit a particular Be the Church topic, click here to access all of the weekly devotions.  Although summer is…

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