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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 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

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.

PRAYER WALK – There will be a prayer walk Sat. June 30th. This will be the 5th Sat. of the month. We will meet at my house on Farmhill at 10:30 AM. Cathy Mate

FOCW “MEMORIES” BOOK – FOCW has expanded their proposed Christmas Traditions book to include a variety of other memories. Life is a lot different now than it was when many of us were young. We didn’t have social media to tell us what the rest of the world was doing or the internet to surf for ideas. We’d like to share these memories. We have received several articles – stories about working in the church Nursery, teaching school in a one-room schoolhouse, music and movies, Christmas tradition, inspiration. We’d love to have more, so we’ve extended our deadline until July 29 so if you have an interesting story you’d like to share, we’d love to hear about it. Call Sylvia if you would like her to sit down with you and help you organize your thoughts. Please give (or email) your story to Sylvia.

WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK CLUB MEETNG – Ladies please join us every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 PM for four weeks of fellowship and bible study. Meeting dates will be June 12, 19, 26 and July 10. Childcare is provided at $5 per child per week (scholarships are available for childcare). For additional information please see Minister Cathy Mate. (Books can be purchased on-line from Amazon or Please Contact Pastor Crystal for Details. If you would like the church to purchase your book the cost is $12.91)

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.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Vacation Bible School will be held July 16 through July 19. This year the program will be exploring Holidays: what does holiday mean, how do we celebrate, what are some of our traditions, and how do holidays impact our Christian life. There will be games, crafts, stories and fun. Bring your friends and neighbors and enjoy Christmas in July and more!

RUMMAGE SALE – September 20, 21 & 22 Nancy Lucius has started to set up for the Rummage Sale. The annex will be open every Sunday until September 9 from 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM. If you can’t drop off your items during that time please call Nancy at 847-848-5023 to make arrangements for another time.

PRAYER MEETING – Our prayer meetings are a time to gather with other believers to lift our needs and our praises to God. We meet on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7:00 PM.