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2014 Events
Upcoming Events
February:
Feb 13 PW Valentine's Day Celebration

Feb 14 Prayer Vigil

Feb 16 A Service of Dedication to the Lord

Feb 23 All God's Children Get Together

May 1 National Day of Prayer

June 13 Feed My starving Children

July 20 - 27 Mission Aurora
PW Bible Study
Second Thursday of every month.

Join us for a Valentine's Day Celebration!
February 13, 2014
9:30 a.m. Graham Hall
6:00 p.m. at the home of Sue Johnson
All Women – Presbyterian Women (PW) invites all women to visit a PW meeting to see if it might be something that you would like to do for 2014. They meet once a month (second Thursday of the month) and there are two sessions to choose from. One group meets in the morning at 9:30 a.m. at church and the other group meets in the evening at 6:00 p.m. in homes.

The next meeting is Thursday, February 13th for a Valentine's Day Brunch or Dinner. Come to the Graham Hall at 9:30 a.m. or to Sue Johnson's House at 6:00 p.m. Contact the Church office for more information at 630-844-0050.


Note that there is a PW Workshop TBA, at 250 Kingsway Drive, Aurora.

Everyone is invited!
A Service of Dedication to the Lord
February 16th at 4:00 p.m. In the Sanctuary.
You are invited to attend A Service of Dedication to the Lord. In greateful praise to Him whom we worship and adore as we set apart the renovated Sanctuary to this Divine Office, Sunday, February 16, at 4:00 p.m. A light reception will follow in the Murray Room.
Family Skate day and Open Gym
February 17th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Family Open Gym - for KKC, the FPC church family, and anyone else who would like to have a good time. Please bring your own snack.
All God's Children Disability Ministry
Sunday, February 23, 2014
You are invited to join us on Sunday, February 23, at the Harkness Center from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. We will have a time of food, fellowship, and fun with the families of Haley's Playground. Bring a dish to pass and join us for lunch and then if you would like, you can watch or join in our play in the gym. This is a great opportunity to let these families know that we value them and are interested and care about their lives. If you would like more information, you may contact Sherrie Benoit at 815/786-4115 or by e-mail slbenoit6@gmail.com
Feed My Starving Children
June 13, 2014
Join us on June 13, 2014, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. as we join in "giving back" by packing meals that are distributed to hungry children around the world. Anyone from age 5 to 105 can help assemble these lifegiving meals. Those who distribute the packages also have the opportunity to share the gospel as well. Make a difference in a world starving for food and for the good news of Jesus.  Click here for the address and more information: www.fmsc.org
Mission Aurora
July 20 - 27, 2014
Mission Aurora 2014: We are preparing an all-church mission focus called Mission Aurora 2014 during the week of July 20-27, 2014. Picture a week of fellowship, worship, Bible teaching and service as each day we fling out mission teams into our community, working alongside ministry partners like Wayside Cross, Lifespring, Hesed House, Pregnancy Information Center and the MarieWilkinson Food Bank -- just to name a few. Imagine the impact we could make for Christ and His Kingdom! Imagine the ways our fellowship will deepen through common service. Picture every member a missionary. Stay tuned for more details!
EVENT TBA
2014 Events will be announced soon!
J-Walk Youth
Jr. and Sr. High Ministries
For the Youth Events Click Here.
2014 Events
Holy Ground Prayer Time 
Wednesdays at Noon
Join us for prayer time every Wednesday at noon at First Pres. in the Chapel, 325 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL, Corner or Downer and Fourth Street.

The purpose of these prayer gatherings are to regularly and consistently implore God to act and move through the congregation to make it a place of vital ministry, to have an impact on the community, and to make a multitude of new disciples. Everyone is welcome! If you have been prayed for, consider returning the favor for someone else who may be in serious need.
Spring WOW - Women of the Word
Tuesdays at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m
W.O.W - Women Of the Word:

Spring Session will start January 7 - April 8, 2014 Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Study: The Old Testament
The book cost is $10
Sign-up TBA.
Come to sign-up and stay for coffee and conversation!
Questions? Contact Cathey Bercaw at 630-892-3069 or CRBercaw@aol.com
Agua y Arena Preschool
January - May, 2014
AGUA Y ARENA PRESCHOOL - Our dual-language preschool will begin classes again on January - May, 2014. Agua y Arena meets on Tuesday and Thursdays. This unique preschool is for both English and Spanish speaking students. The rich experience prepares all the children for their kindergarten experience.  The $100 per month is a comparatively low price, and there are some scholarships available. Please contact the church office at 630-844-0050 or office@firstpresaurora.org for more information. Agua y Arena is taught by Mrs. Lucy Van Slyke. Click here for more information.
Kingdom Kids Club (KKC)
Winter Session
January 6 - April 9, 2014
Kingdom Kids Club is a safe and secure place, where each Boy and Girl can laugh and play, enjoy learning about Jesus’ Word. For the New Year, we will continue learning the "Armor of God". The purpose of this Bible Study is to consider and meditate on the Scriptural meaning of each piece of the armor of God, so that we might stand firm in the battles of life. We meet twice a week: Monday 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. & Wednesday 3:45 - 6:45 p.m. This after school program is open to children Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Children may enroll for both days or just one day. Monday’s focus is on Tutoring, and includes Bible memory, snack, gym and Bible story time. Wednesday’s include gym time, music, homework, Bible time and dinner.

In addition other special events are held during the year:

Summer Day Camp - Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in June & July for grades K - 5th and ages 12 - 15

Vacation Bible school - Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. In July/August

For information, please call Brenda Bustamante at 630-844-0050 or email her at bbustamante@firstpresaurora.org
Festival Choir
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
August - May
All of you who love to lift up your voice in praise of your Creator and Redeemer are invited to join our adult choir. It’s for any age past high school. We do a large variety of music and have a great time together. Will you consider joining us?
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
August 29th  - May 1st, in the Choir Room.
Youth Choir
September - April
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
We live in a culture that thinks singing is only for those who don’t play sports, that thinks it’s "uncool." Let’s be counter-cultural! Join the Youth Choir! For anyone from grades 6 through 12. The more that come the better the music! Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 11th - April, in the Choir Room.
Allegro Bells
September - April
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Don’t like to sing but can keep a beat? Join our handbell choir! It’s amazing the music that can from just ringing bells. For most ages. Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning September 12th - April, in the Crib Room (next to the nursery).
PW Bible Study
Second Thursday of every month.

February 13, 2014
9:30 a.m. Graham Hall
6:00 p.m. at the home of Sue Johnson
All Women – Presbyterian Women (PW) invites all women to visit a PW meeting to see if it might be something that you would like to do for 2014. They meet once a month (second Thursday of the month) and there are two sessions to choose from. One group meets in the morning at 9:30 a.m. at church and the other group meets in the evening at 6:00 p.m. in homes.

The next meeting is Thursday, February 13th for a Valentine's Day Brunch or Dinner. Come to the Graham Hall at 9:30 a.m. or to Sue Johnson's House at 6:00 p.m. Contact the Church office for more information at 630-844-0050.


Note that there is a PW Workshop TBA, at 250 Kingsway Drive, Aurora.

New Homebuilders Study
Please join us Sunday at 9:00 am for this new interesting study!
Volleyball Camp for Kids!
July 22 - 25, 2013
See you in July 2014!
Volleyball Camp for Kids!
Who: All boys and girls entering 3rd - 6th grade
When: July 22 - 25, 2013
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church at the Harkness Family Center, 60 S. Fourth St, Aurora, IL

Come have fun learning and playing volleyball!
Contact: Bonnie Keller to sign up! 630-947-3670
Kingdom Kids Club (KKC)
Summer Day Camp
See you next Summer 2014!
Kingdom Kids Club is a safe and secure place, where each Boy and Girl can laugh and play, enjoy learning about Jesus’ Word. For the New Year, we will continue learning the "Armor of God". The purpose of this Bible Study is to consider and meditate on the Scriptural meaning of each piece of the armor of God, so that we might stand firm in the battles of life.

Join us for Art & Crafts, Songs, Bible lessons, educational games, sports, field trips, swimming and more!

Summer Day Camp - Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $50 per child, per session.
June 3 - 14: grades K - 5th
June 17 - 28: grades K - 5th
July 8-12 ages 12 - 15

For information, please call Brenda Bustamante at 630-844-0050 or email her at bbustamante@firstpresaurora.org
Back-To-School Fair
August 2014
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Back-To-School Fair is a Community Event, not a First Pres Event. For more information go to the Communities In Schools website: http://aurora.communitiesinschools.org/2013-project-unitys-annual-back-to-school-fair/ 630-256-4500
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is Coming! Get ready to pack a shoebox with Christmas gifts for a child! These shoeboxes will be sent to a child in need somewhere in the world. "Every shoebox offers an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a hurting child." Shoeboxes will be available in the church office, or you can use your own. Boxes need to be returned to the church office by Sunday, November 10! You and your family can touch the life of a child in this fun, simple way.
Click here for packing information.
Blood Drive
TBA
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Our next blood drive will be Saturday, February 8, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Harkness Center. To schedule an appointment to donate, please go online to www.heartlandbc.org. Every donor will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win either a $25 gift certificate or 2 tickets to a Brewers baseball game. Please eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before giving. A photo ID is required. LIFE...LIVE IT AND GIVE IT!