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DONATIONS NEEDED – Support the Island Lake, Wauconda Food Pantry and feed families in need.  There is a collection basket near the coat racks. They are specifically requesting plastic bags for carrying, high protein canned goods, and fruit. Find a list of other needed items here: Food Pantry Donation List

BACKPACK AND SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – We will be distributing school supplies to families in need of a little help sending their children to school.  Please consider donating supplies or making a small financial donation.  Outreach can purchase items in bulk at a significant discount.  Checks can be made out to the Federated Church  and marked “Backpack/ School Supplies”.  See Dan Baron if you have questions.

SUPER SENIORS LUNCHEON – Our next Super Seniors Luncheon will be Wed, November 1 at 11:30 AM. We will be going to Maggiano’s at 307 Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills. Please sign up on the sheet in the refreshment area if you would like to go with us.

CARE CENTER SINGALONG – October 25th at 3:00 PM at the Wauconda Care Center.  Pray, sing songs, or just pass on a smile.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to help residents down to the dining room.

PRAYER MEETING – Every 1st, 2nd,  and 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM.

PUMPKINFEST – On October 28 from 2-5 PM the Federated Church will host a wonderful family event called Pumpkinfest. There will be pumpkin decorating, storytelling, Bingo and treats for all. Bring your friends and neighbors for a fun, family afternoon!

BUILD-A-BED – Love INC is looking for volunteers to help with their bed building ministry. The Federated Church will be hosting a sanding and finishing event in our annex on Oct. 21 from 9:00 AM-noon.

PET BLESSING – We invite all of you to bring your furry, feathery or slithery friends to join us for a special pet blessing service on October 22 at 11:00 am. The service will be behind the church in the Duffin Memorial Garden or in the Chapel lounge if it is too wet or cold to be outside.

TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN – The Federated Church is participating in “Trick or Treat on Main Street” on Oct. 29. We will be accepting donations of wrapped candy. If you would like to help, please bring your donations to church by Oct. 22.

CRAFT NIGHT FRIDAY  Please come and help on Nov. 3 at 6:00 PM to complete some crafts for the Bazaar.  All supplies are provided with instruction.  Many hands make light work!  If you have a project and would like help with it, please let Candee know.  Contact Candee with any questions.

CHILI COOK-OFF – Bring a pot of your favorite chili to church on Nov. 5 and enter it into our Annual Chili Cook-Off. Each pot of chili is given a number, so we do not know the chef until after we have voted. Cheese, sour cream, onions, corn bread and desserts will be provided. Votes are cast by putting money into the jars next to each selection. The one with the most money wins. The money is then donated to a local charity.