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Help Plant the YMEN Garden, June 13, 2021

By Missions
Come, plant a vegetable garden with Young Men’s Educational Network (YMEN). Help plant the YMEN garden bringing food and community to this section of Lawndale. Bring your garden gloves and your favorite garden tool. Event Information Sunday, June 13 | 12:30-3pm | 2205 S Avers, Chicago Questions & Registration Contact...
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Montana Mission Trip 2021

By General News, Missions
Please join us this summer as we travel to the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeast Montana for our annual Mission trip, July 10-17, 2021. This intergenerational trip is one that First Pres has been leading for many years. We invite you to join us, participating in the Vacation Bible School,...
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Help Our Refugee Neighbors

By Adults, General News, Missions
Last March, when the pandemic began, it deeply impacted life for many in the DuPage County refugee community. Our mission partner, Exodus World Services, quickly realized many of the refugees with whom they were working had lost their jobs or had their hours greatly reduced, and needed help putting food...
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Child Sponsorship in 2020

By Missions
In the June 2013 issue of Christianity Today, results of researcher Dr. Bruce Wydick were published concerning the effectiveness of child sponsorship. The article included this summary: "...we find that sponsorship results in better educational outcomes for children. Overall, sponsorship makes children 27 to 40% more likely to complete secondary...
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Thanks from Partners in Mission

By General News, Missions
First Pres, we couldn't do it without you! Partners in Mission thanks everyone involved with helping to support a successful August 1st Bike to the Lake (BTL) event this year. Funds raised from the event will help support students and staff at Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School in Uganda. This...
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