This week’s announcements

PIZZA FUNDRAISER Mission Possible youth mission trip participants will be taking orders for pizzas during Fellowship time Sunday. Order your pizzas by January 26 for pick up on Sunday, February 2, just in time for the big game!

R.E.A.L COMMUNITY MEAL, a free meal served family-style with community guests and volunteers dining together. Held the fourth Sunday each month (except   December) 5 pm. Next meal: January 26. Sign-up to help at

HY-VEE’S BAGS 4 MY CAUSE First UMC’s Summer Lunch and More Program has been selected by Hy-Vee to receive $1 for every reusable red My Heart bag purchased from Hy-Vee (2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore) during the month of January.

FAITHFULLY FIT Do you need a place to walk now that the weather has turned cold? Is your New Year’s resolution to be more active? Join the Faithfully Fit group Tuesdays and/or Fridays at 8:30 am, for walking and toning with low-impact indoor aerobics. No commitment, simply come when your can.

SNOW DAY? The church office may be closed if an excessive amount of snow or ice is received which affects winter weather/road conditions. Such closures will be posted on our Facebook page,

SERMON SHAPERS in-depth Bible study with preliminary ideas for the upcoming sermon. Led by the pastor. Wednesday, January 29, 10 am at Oak Crest (3rd floor Game Room). We’ll look at 1 Corinthians 1:18-31.

UMW CIRCLES meet Thursday, February 6. Anna Circle: 9:30 am, at Oak Crest. Martha Circle, 1 pm, in the Dining room, guest speaker, Lesly Wicks from Hope Haven Ruth Circle: 3 pm, at Oak Crest Rattan Room, “Poetry” with Joe Pasteris

UMM BREAKFAST All men are invited for the monthly UMM Breakfast. We next meet Saturday, February 8, at 8 am at the Lincoln Inn Restaurant. You may purchase your own breakfast off the menu or not, as you choose.

SUNDAY SCHOOL RED BIRD MISSION COLLECTION Throughout the school year Christian Education is collecting items for Red Bird Mission. January’s collection item is Spray Bottles. Place new, empty items in the appropriate box in the sanctuary or church office. A full list of items being collected can be found on our Children Education page.