Announcements

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NEW EMAIL FOR STAFF PARISH COMMITTEE – Do you have a question, concern, or words of encouragement regarding a member of the church staff? Reach everyone on the committee at once by emailing federatedstaffparish@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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. The first Sunday of every month  Food Pantry SundayWe will be collecting non-perishable items for the Wauconda Food Pantry.  Please bring non-perishable items and place them in the basket by the entry doors.  Thank you for helping those in need.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL DAY – Come join us for an International Cultural Day on February 24 from 9:30 PM until 2:00 PM. It is a day of praise, worship, prayer, fellowship, food, music, games and fun. Bring a traditional dish to share. We are looking for a few volunteers to share a few facts about their country. If you would like to participate please see Pastor Soon Sun. Everyone is welcome to attend. Invite your family, friends and neighbors.

WAUCONDA CARE COMMUNION SERVICE – A Wauconda Care Communion Service with sing-along is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:00 PM. Meet at Wauconda Care, just off Rt. 176, at 2:45 PM if you’d like to help pass out bulletins, songbooks and greet the residents. Join us as we bring communion and songs to the people at Wauconda Care. We will meet next on February 27 at 3:00 PM.

BLESSING BASKETS – The Outreach Committee is joining forces with Love, INC to provide “Blessing Baskets” for families in need. We will provide baskets for
you to choose from, each one having a label on it. One will be entitled, “Spring Clean”, where you could provide sponges, cleaning supplies, dish clothes, etc. Another will be titled, “Boo-Boo Bundles where first aid type items can be added. “Easter Joy” can contain coloring books, crayons, sweet treats, and “Unique You” can be your own design. The baskets are on a table in the refreshment area. Love INC will be picking up the baskets on Mar. 12 so please make sure to have your baskets back by Sun. Mar. 10.

 “180” MEMORY BOOKS and DVDs – On sale now. FOCW still has available a few of our new Memory Books containing historical information and wonderful stories from members of our congregation. We also have DVDs with copies of the 300 pictures which were part of the slideshow from Saturday. Memory Book $10; DVD $3 – proceeds will go to support the local Food Pantry. If you would like to purchase either, see Sylvia Chen.

CHOIR REHEARSAL BEGINS – Our choir practice begins at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4. We welcome anyone who loves to sing. If you are interested in joining our choir, please see Geri Meyer.

TEACHERS NEEDED – The Sunday School Ministry is looking to recruit Sunday School Teachers join the team and begin teaching classes  January 2019-May 2019 (once each month).  This will allow teachers who have taught for several years to experience Sunday worship service on a regular bases.  If you are interested please see Nancy Swanson or Pastor Crystal Calhoun-Johnson.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – We are in need of people to volunteer to be a greeter before the worship service. Anyone interested in sharing a smile, a hug, a handshake or just making someone feel welcome, contact Mary Taylor. Become a greeter at Federated and make a difference!

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP HOST NEEDED – Please consider signing up to be the coffee fellowship host for a week or two. There is a sign-up sheet on the table by the window.

PRAYER MEETING – We have added more prayer meeting times for those of you who cannot come in the evening.  In addition to our 7:00 PM meetings on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month, we will meet in the Sanctuary every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.  Our prayer meetings are a time to gather with other believers to lift our needs and our praises to God.