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.

SUMMER PROGRAM DONATIONS NEEDED – We are looking for donations of the following items for our Summer Program June 3-7 and June 10-14.

*Empty 2-liter Pop Bottles 

*Empty tin/aluminum cans 14 or 21 oz size 

SUPPORT DOWNS SYNDROME AWARENESS – Join Us on June 9 for a 5K walk or donate to Gigi’s Playhouse. Speak with Val Lucius for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Northern Illinois Food Bank & Wauconda’s United Partnership for a Better Community are providing FREE healthy lunches at Cook Park from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  This Summer Lunch Program begins June 3 and runs every weekday through August 9. This year we will be serving both children and adults and for this reason, we will need more volunteers than ever!!!   We will have two shifts: from 10:00 – 11:00 AM we will transfer food from WHS to Cook Park, and 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM we will be serving. Follow this link if you would like to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a4a828a31-summer

BIBLE STUDY CLASSESTuesday mornings at 10:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM. We continue to study the text book “Making Sense of the Bible” written by Adam Hamilton and the DVD starting again on May 7. As you are reading the whole Bible this year, it will be a great opportunity for you to take this class for understanding the Bible and reading the Bible faithfully each day according to the One Year Reading Plan.

PASTOR SOON SUN OUT OF OFFICE – June 2, 3 and 4. Pastor Soon Sun will be attending the NIC Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

EVANGELISM CLASS – June 8. When we share God’s love with individuals and love them, they come into God’s kingdom, and our church family grows. Not by our strength, but God’s. Take a couple of hours on Saturday, June 8 from 10 AM -12 PM and I will help you through the hard parts to make it easy. Watch for a sign-up sheet or contact Cathy Mate. You will need a bible and a notebook and pen.

SUPER SENIORS – The June outing for the Super Seniors will be at Stevens on Washington St. in Gurnee . The date is June 26 and the time is noon. Please sign up if you would like to join us. All seniors are invited. Hope to see you there!

RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS – Starting today, April 7, we will be taking donations for our Rummage Sale. The annex door will be open every Sunday from 8:30 PM – 6:00 PM. If you need to drop off donations during the week please call Nancy Lucius or Tabitha Lucius to arrange another time. The dates of the rummage sale are September 26, 27, 28.

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. Next service is June 26 at 3:00 PM.

WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP GATHERING – Our goals are to provide friendship as a means of support, care, prayer, and understanding to the single or widowed older women in the church. Our next gathering is June 20 at Krystal Thai at 12:00 PM and then Pastor Soon Sun’s house at 1:00 PM.

TEACHERS NEEDED – The Sunday School Ministry is looking to recruit Sunday School Teachers join the team and begin teaching classes 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.