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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.

ANNUAL MEETING – The annual meeting will be held on January 28. Please plan to attend. This meeting is very important in the life of our church. It is an opportunity to celebrate the blessings and accomplishments of the past year and discuss plans for the upcoming year. We will vote on a slate of officers and committee members and approve the proposed budget. Come and celebrate with us and be a part of the very important decisions that affect the future of our church. The meeting will begin shortly after the regular Sunday church service. This year our meeting will be chaired by representatives of American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago.

UN-HANGING OF THE GREENS – The un-hanging of the greens will be January 14 after the worship service. Please stay and help us put away the Christmas decorations.

FOCW – The Fellowship of Christian Women (FOCW) meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Narthex. All women of the church are invited. Our next meeting will be January 22. Come and see what we are planning for the rest of the year.

SUPER SENIORS LUNCHEON – Join us for our next Super Seniors Luncheon on January 24 at 12:00 PM at the church. We will have the food catered. Please sign up by Jan. 17.

CARE CENTER SINGALONG – January 24th 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.