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GEL GREEN: Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Earthlings group and First Congregation Church of Glen Ellyn Environmental Creation Care group are co-hosting a "Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange" on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The community plant exchange will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn located at 550 North Main Street, just north of downtown Glen Ellyn.

GEL CELEBRATES: Glen Ellyn Veterans Share Stories of Faith in Service

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Veterans Share Stories of Faith in Service from World War II through recent conflicts.


3 Glen Ellyn Veterans shared detailed stories of their faith in service.

Rev. Dr. Jean Ford, a 25-year resident of Glen Ellyn, was confirmed this year as a representative to the United Nations Geneva/New York with Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status out of the United Kingdom.

She now serves on the Spirituality/Values/Global Concerns, Human Rights, Environment, and Education Committees of the United Nations in New York.

GEL SHARE: Grace Lutheran Church to Collect 100 Bags to Celebrate 100 Years

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Grace Lutheran Church’s, church members embark on a project to benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.

Grace, located at 493 Forest and Pennsylvania Avenues in downtown Glen Ellyn, has been the home of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry for 30 years. During this time the members of the church have served as volunteers, food collectors, clerical helpers and numerous other positions that help the operation of the Food Pantry. Many local residents, community organizations and schools have actively contributed to the success of the Food Pantry.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn church seeking help for Haitian orphans

Glen Ellyn church seeking help for Haitian orphans - For about five years, parishioners at Glen Ellyn Bible Church have been trying to make life a little better for the 50 children living in a Haitian orphanage. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn native calls safe from Haiti

A Glen Ellyn native who had not been heard from in the aftermath of the devastating Haitian earthquake is safe.

Mallory Holding reached her mother, the Rev. Suzi Holding, Wednesday night to let her know she is alive. The connection was lost quickly but friends and family were relieved to hear she has been sleeping in a tent and is safe.

Westminster School, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Glen Ellyn at 550 N. Main St., will host two evening information nights for interested parents. Monday, November 30th beginning at 7:30 p.m. parents will hear a brief overview of the program and visit the classrooms, music room and gym.

Small group tours will be led by staff and ministry volunteers. A second session will be offered Tuesday, January 12, 2010. A RSVP is encouraged but not required, contact Sue Clary the director at (630) 469-2090 or e-mail Westminster@firstpresge.org.

Grace Lutheran Church, located at 493 Forest and Pennsylvania avenues in downtown Glen Ellyn, has had a busy year. The members are celebrating their 100th Anniversary as a thriving congregation in Glen Ellyn. If that wasn’t exciting enough, earlier this year an addition to the building as well as improvements to other areas of the complex were completed after five years of planning and construction.

GEL EVENT: The Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage Sale

The Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage Sale
October 10 & 11 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Come share the excitement for the first Great African Orphan Rescue Rummage sale to be held at 536 Crescent Blvd, next to Starbuck’s in downtown Glen Ellyn.

Proceeds from the sale go to benefit Juna Amagara Ministries, an organization founded in Glen Ellyn to save the lives of AIDS orphans in Uganda, East Africa (www.amagara.org).

The theme for this event is: Donate Stuff. Shop for Stuff. Save Lives.

Event Start Date: 
Oct 10 2009 9:00am - Oct 11 2009 4:00pm
Location: 
536 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn

GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Resident Opens Door for Ugandan Youth

Paula Maxwell, Raouf Radi, Jethro and Michael at Spokes Bike Shop

We don’t hear much about HIV/AIDS here in Glen Ellyn. We think of HIV/AIDS as a disease that exists way beyond our borders. And that’s partially true. While our community in the broader context is minimally impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, many residents have taken an active role in helping orphaned children in distant places live dignified and healthy lives, and offer spiritual peace and meaning. View more photos here.

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