Dec. 6, 2020
Dear Federated Family,
Good morning! I'm looking forward to worshipping with you all at 10am on our Facebook Page via Facebook Live.
Today is the Second Sunday of Advent: we will be lighting the candle of peace on the advent wreath as well as sharing Holy Communion, so don't forget to have a piece of bread and juice--or whatever your substitutes are--on hand with you. As I light a candle in the sanctuary, I also invite you to bring a candle into your worshipping space this morning and light it as a reminder that the Light of God's Peace meets us where we are and connects us all.
Below are the links to join us for coffee hour as well as our Advent opportunities throughout the week. "See" you soon!
Together on the Journey,
NEW UPDATES & INVITATIONS
Thank you to the many of you who have already returned your pledges for the coming year! If you haven't yet turned in your pledge, you can still do so by mailing it (612 W. State St.). May God continue to stretch us in 2021, making more of us together than we could ever be or do alone!
Miss any of our inspiring Stewardship Testimonial? Watch them Here !
Advent Study: Names for the Messiah
Click HERE to explore & purchase the book; click the image to join Zoom group
To call in via phone, dial: 312-626-6799. When prompted, enter Meeting ID: 301 925 2557
Sundays at 10am via Facebook Live
Join us Sundays at 10am on our Facebook Page for our live-streamed worship serviceas we prepare our hearts, mind and world for the coming of Emmanuel, God-with-us!
Did you miss a recent service? All previous virtual services can be found on our website here.
To call in via phone, dial: 312-626-6799 and, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 301 925 2557
FROM THE COMMUNITY
Marilyn Montzka's new address at Oak Crest is: 2944 Greenwood Acres Dr, DeKalb 60115
From Jan Scheffers, Federated Preschool Director
Dear Friends of Federated Church ,
I worked long hours Monday taking mulch from the parking lot to the playground before the snow predicted on Tuesday. Since the mulch arriving was a surprise to me and changed my plans, I was a little frustrated. But when I returned home I found the most beautiful fall fresh flower arrangement along with a card and gift to open. The gift contained a Willow Tree angel—Magnolia, a gathering of blessings. The front of the card stated, “God’s love is all around us,” and contained such heart-warming words and affirmation for my passion at preschool. I collect the Willow Angels as they are such a precious piece of art. I so enjoy fresh flowers and the beauty of nature. The best gift was the card filled with words that I can read any day to fill my “love tank.” Thank you so much!
From DeKalb County Community Gardens, one of our community partners
Dear Federated Church,
Without your generous contribution, hundreds of DeKalb County residents would not have access to healthy food when their situations jeopardize feeding themselves and their families. Thanks to you, DeKalb County Community Gardens remains committed to working faithfully to curb hunger in our community in these current unstable times.
Thank you for your very generous ongoing sponsorship of the Grow Mobile. With our partnership, this enables DCCG and you to contonie to be frontline responders in helping to provide food needs in our communities. DCCG’s impacts to the COVID-19 crisis in our community since mid-March includes:
- Our Grow Mobile and Genoa Area Community Food Hub has served 9,857 households (31,713 individuals; 4,761 individuals 60+ years of age; 577 home deliveries)
- 371,225 pounds of food has been purchased or received via direct connect programs
- 75% of residents coming to our Grow Mobile pop-up pantries are first-time clients of food pantries
Thank you so much for caring for our families, friends, and neighbors,
DeKalb County Community Gardens Board of Directors