This week’s announcements

OUT OF OFFICE Pastor Jonathan will be out of the office June 17 through July 9 while he and his family enjoy some vacation time.

SUMMER LUNCH AND MORE Lunch is served Tuesday – Friday 12 to 1:30 pm in the church dining room through August 2.

KIDS’ CLUB is Tuesday – Thursday 1 to 2 pm in the education wing through – August 1. See Vicki Boone to volunteer or go to

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP meets the third Tuesday each month at 1 pm in the Heritage Room. June 18—The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser.

CHORALE FUNDRAISER at Tom & Jerry’s of Sycamore, Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 pm. Dine in, carry-out, drive-through, or delivery. Proceeds of all sales during that time period benefit the Celebration Chorale.

SERMON SHAPERS is on hiatus until July 17.

THURSDAY COMMUNION will resume on August 1.

RUMMAGE SALE hosted by Christian Education will be held this summer. As you are spring cleaning, bring items (arts and craft materials, household goods, book, and toys) on Sunday mornings during the months of May and June. Please no clothing items or electronics. Questions? Please contact Erin Grych or Danielle Rogowski.

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: June 23. Sign-up to help at

PATRIOTIC CANTATA Join the Celebration Chorale for their Patriotic Cantata, “The Patriot Song,” Friday, June 28, 7 pm (featuring Sailor Jerri); Saturday, June 29, 7 pm; Sunday, June 30, 3 pm at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at NIU. No tickets needed. Good will offering will be received.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL First UMC’s Vacation Bible School is a daycamp, which takes place July 8-12 at Walcamp in Kingston, is open for preschoolers (ages 4 or 5 by July 1), elementary (entering grades 1-6), and youth volunteers (entering 7th grade through college age). Online registration and payment now available. Final registration due June 28. Details and more information at