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Published by jbuscher, 2020-01-28 12:01:13

2019 Annual Report

Annual Report 19 - Final

ANNUAL

FIR2R0SEPT1O9RPT RE
First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton

of Wheaton

Inviting All Generations Into a Growing Life with Jesus Christ


Contents A Message from Pastor Kellen

Message from May the God of hope fill you with all joy and
Pastor Kellen / peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by
At a Glance _________________ 2 the power of the Holy Spirit.
– Romans 15:13
New This Year _____________ 3
First Pres Family,
First Pres Preschool______ 4
It was a great joy and privilege to serve and lead our At A
Children’s Ministry ________ 5 congregation this year. Sarah and I feel so very blessed to call Glance
our church home. Each week, our kids can’t wait for Sunday.
LOGOS 6_______________________ Seeing their excitement reminds me of the wonderful ministries 1,017 members
that God has given us at First Pres. I’m humbled to recall all 26 new members
Middle School Ministry___ 7 that took place in 2019, as we impacted Wheaton and the world.
We welcomed 101 guests to worship in 2019, up from 63
High School Ministry______ 8 in 2018. As you read through these pages, remember that
numbers represent lives and that our efforts have an eternal
Music Ministry_______________ 9 impact. I pray that, through our faithfulness and generosity, we
will “overflow with hope" as together we fulfill our mission of
Community inviting all generations into a growing life with Jesus Christ.
& Mission_______________10-13
Blessings,
Finances________________ 14/15

Rev. Dr. Kellen Smith 11 baptisms

3,770 communions
served

811 Easter
attendance

993 Christmas Eve
attendance

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New This Year FIRST PRESB

Our New Visual Identity of Wheaton

Following the work of the Vision Team, a
new church logo was created in 2019. The
interconnected cross expresses the unity of
coming together in the words of our Christ-
centered mission. The colors represent all
generations of the church. The circular
design and Celtic-inspired cross reflect the
architecture of the historic sanctuary.

DEVOTED
COMMUNITY Committed to sharing life and ministry together

Summer Sunday Socials

Pastor Kellen and his wife Sarah enjoyed hosting
several socials in their backyard over the summer.
The socials created wonderful occasions to build
devoted community together with 130 new and
long-time members of our church.

Summer Kickoff Cookout 3

We celebrated the first day of summer with over
100 members of our church family at the Northside
Park Pavilion. The picnic provided a perfect
opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to enjoy
food and fellowship.


First Pres
Preschool

CHILDREN 153 • Over 100 families attended the annual
Fall Festival activities, including parents,
students enrolled in 11 classes grandparents and caregivers

22 • A Lincoln Marsh expert came to
preschool to share the mysteries of the
4 and 5 year olds participated marsh with our four and five year olds
in Art Enrichment classes
• Students participated in yoga with
40 a YWCA instructor once a week

three, four and five year olds • Ten teachers provided a nurturing,
participated in Victory Sports Christian learning environment

preschool camps

4


Children’s Ministry

• A new Sunday School program was implemented 37 children enrolled in
in the fall using a large group/small group format, Sunday School
and weekly attendance increased from 20 to 30
101 children enrolled in
• We had the largest VBS in several years, partnering with Vacation Bible School
Victory Sports to add a new program for grades 3-5
35 children led worship at the
• This year’s family events: Easter Party & Egg Hunt, Christmas Eve family service
Christmas in July Party, Drive-In Movie Night, Family
Nativity Night. Two new events: Fall Family Fun Night
and Pajama Movie Night

• Held a Sacraments and Communion Education Class
for first graders and their families

• Presented Bibles to 10 third graders in the fall

5


LOGOS Bible Study, Family Dinner, Mission,
Recreation and Worship for grades K – 8

YOUTH 70 25 • All new themes and dinner activities
were implemented in the fall
volunteers helped years of LOGOS
LOGOS have a was celebrated • Service projects: CASA, Christmas
successful year Sharing, Outreach Community Center
in 2019 Older Adults, senior visits, PADS, Feed
42 My Starving Children, Lisa’s Baskets for
30 Cancer Care, church projects
K-5th graders
enrolled 6th-8th graders • Helped lead worship through singing
enrolled and scripture readings

6


Genesis Middle School Ministry

22 34 29 All parents
have volunteered
average weekly middle schoolers participants in their time to help with
attendance at attended the fall Vacation Bible School Genesis ministry this year
Sunday Experience and winter retreats
Service Squad

• VBS Service Squad served at several local organizations: We Grow Dreams, DuPage Care
Center, Outreach Community Center, DuPage Pads, SCARCE, and Humanitarian Service Project

• Sunday School was transformed into Sunday Experience with middle schoolers enjoying
fellowship, group prayer, games, messages and small group discussions together. The new
Orange curriculum has brought our kids into an “asking questions” ministry with lessons that focus on how the Bible
applies to their lives.

• Held our first Middle School Family Competition night with 12 families participating in games with other families

• Supported a Compassion International child in Uganda

7


WF High School
Ministry
28 26
active youth at
students built two
Sunday night homes for families

youth group in Guatemala

34 14

students attended students on the
the fall and winter leadership team

retreats

YOUTH • Participated in 11+ special events,
including: Lock-in, Family BBQ,
Feed My Starving Children, Road
Rally, Dunes Trip, Senior Camping Trip,
Bonfire, Ronald McDonald House,
Progressive Dinner, Outreach Older
Adult Lunch, Alumni Pie Night

• Hosted the Annual Meeting Lunch and
Palms and Pancakes Breakfast

• Eight students and six adults served
meals at the Chicago Bridge Project

8


3 MUSIC MINISTRY

brand new
compositions/arrangements

written specifically for
Sunday worship

4

concerts hosted for the
Community Concert Series

70

singers and musicians
participated in a Community Choir
performance of Faure’s Requiem

9


COMMUNITY & MISSION Deacons Caritas Ministry

Deacons provide a supportive ministry 123
of sympathy, witness, service, and prayer,
following the example of Jesus Christ, meals supplied in 2019
responding to individual needs, joys,
and concerns of our congregation and Stephen Ministry
extending the hand of Christian fellowship
to our community and the world. 14

32 people received care

deacons ministered to church members Men’s Ministry
through calls, visits, meals, prayers, 8 8
memorial receptions, blood drives,
greeting and serving coffee weekly, attend the Thursday attend the Friday
in addition to hosting the spring and D.E.N. for Men Finding Fathers Group
fall senior lulncheons

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attend the Saturday First Light Men’s
Collaborative

Celebrating
Pastor Kyle

In October we celebrated Pastor Kyle’s 10
years of ministry at First Pres as she moved
on to a new chapter in her life. Over the
years, she provided wonderful care for our
congregation and community. We give
thanks to God for the gifts and grace that
Pastor Kyle shared with our family of faith.

10


Building and Abraham’s Children
Audio Visual
Enhancements This First Pres mission is dedicated to
supporting Christian communities in the
Long-needed building updates Holy Land in their efforts to promote peace
and AV improvements totalling among a variety of faiths.
$50,475 were initiated this year
as a result of the congregation’s • Proceeds from Dr. Gary Burge’s
generosity. Jesus and the Angry Mob presentation
in May will assist with humanitarian work
Sanctuary Hall for those marginalized in the Holy Land.
• Exterior doors were replaced with a half wall
• New siding and new windows • Two containers of donated medical
equipment and supplies valued at $400,000
Sanctuary Exterior were sent to Christian institutions in
• Concrete repairs and replacement of rusted railings Nazareth and East Jerusalem.

Windows • Despite ongoing efforts, the container
• New windows in the Cloister replaced leaky ones, and some of the intended for Augusta Victoria Hospital
older, most damaged windows in the offices were replaced was not received because of governmental
roadblocks in Israel. However, the St.
“Unseen” improvements Francis Elderly Home received much
• A new compressor for one of our rooftop air conditioning units, needed wheelchairs and beds.
maintenance and repair on the partitions in Stewart Hall, and roof
repairs

AV Improvements

• A new wireless microphone
system to improve the audio
in the Sanctuary

• Installation of new displays
in the Sanctuary, with the
related AV controls, updated
lighting and technology

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COMMUNITY & MISSION Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry organized events for all women
in the church, with many opportunities to meet in
small groups and gather for luncheons, monthly

outreach projects, educational programs and
other events throughout the year.

95 350 4 8

Circle participants attendees at monthly activities mission
6 Circles with 15 annual with 30-40 projects
events attendees
7 monthly meetings

Strategic
Planning Team

In June of 2019, the session
appointed a Strategic Planning
Team to help further the vision of
the church. The team met monthly
throughout the second half of the
year to focus on our how our vision
will be accomplished, through
strengthening our missional map:
worship, grow, serve, and invite.

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ABUNDANT
COMPASSION

Mission

Our congregation demonstrated great generosity of time
and resources this year, reaching out to those in need
locally, regionally and internationally in countless ways.

Matthew 25 In October, the session voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation.
Matthew 25 is a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) initiative that calls us to
actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to
new possibilities. As a Matthew 25 church, we will be working on building congregational

Matthew 25vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.

Matthew 25 in the PC(USA): Matthew 25 in the PC(USA):

A bold vision and invitation JOYFULA bold vision and invitation

We are a Matthew 25 church! We are a Matthew 25 church!

Our congregation has accepted the PC(USA)’s invitation to follow Jesus’
teachings in Matthew 25:31–46 by becoming active disciples and making
a difference in our community and the world.

As part of our Matthew 25 commitment, we pledge to embrace one or
more of these three areas of focus:
Our congregation has accepted the PC(USA)’s invitation to follow Jesus’
teachings in Matthew 25:31–46 by becoming active disciples and making
a difference in our community and the world.

As part of our Matthew 25 commitment, we pledge to embrace one or

Christmas Sharing GENEROSITYmoreofthesethreeareasoffocus:
• Building congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith • Building congregational vitality by deepening and energizing our faith

and growing as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with our
community as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed
and growing as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with our

First Pres invited over 100 families to shop in thecommunity as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed

• Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to

Ministry Center in early December as part of thisadvocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that
• Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to
advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that

annual community-wide event. Volunteers sortedunderlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color
underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color

• Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working
to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that
• Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working

donations, prepared food boxes and assisted duringto change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that
perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor

the distribution. Our mission is to provide a ChristianTo learn more and for ideas on how to get involved and do your vital part
To learn more and for ideas on how to get involved and do your vital part

connection to these needy families, while we helpas a member of a Matthew 25 church, please visit pcusa.org/matthew25.
as a member of a Matthew 25 church, please visit pcusa.org/matthew25.

clothe and feed them.Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Presbyterian Mission
Presbyterian Mission

$20,000 124 275 229 Hundreds
new toys
given by our congregation families served food boxes given of new and gently used
and local neighbors for food, given coats and hand-knit
new toys, gift cards and coats
mittens distributed

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Operating Budget Narrative

Revenues: $1,170,603

Contributions $1,106,536 Net Non-Operating Income $64,067

Total Expenses: $1,242,156 Net Revenue: ($71,553)

FINANCES Expenses Detail

Worship & Music $ 100,535

• Westminster Choir • Guest Musicians • Westminster Orchestra
• Community Art Gallery • Visual Arts • Audio Visual
• Community Concert Series

Mission & Outreach $127,065
• PCUSA Mission • Transitional Housing • Presbytery Per Capita
• Local Food Pantries • Immanuel Myanmar Church
• Disaster Assistance • Homeless Outreach

Pastoral Ministry $275,415

• P reaching • Celebrating Sacraments • Vision Casting
• Teaching & Bible Study • Pastoral Care • New Member Classes
• Session & Deacons

Program Ministry $190,624

• Children’s Ministry & LOGOS • Genesis (Middle School)
• WF (High School) • Adult Education • Small Groups • Stephen Ministry
• Men & Women’s Ministry

Administration $267,620

• General Office Support • Building Security • Insurance
• Communications • Stewardship & Online Giving • Website Maintenance
• Special Event Coordination

Church Campus $280,897

• 58,000 ft Campus • 39 Rooms • 9 HVAC Units • Four-Acre Property
14 • First Pres Preschool • Boy Scout Troop • Technology


Summary Statement Balance Report 12/31/2019

INCOME ASSETS

Pledge Receipts 995,911 Cash & Cash Equivalents 271,722

Unpledged Receipts 87,349 Investments 938,720

Per Capita Giving 10,761 Total Assets 1,210,442

Other Giving 12,516 L IABILITIES 72,387
Prepaid 2019 Pledges & Other 72,387
Non-Operating Income 64,067
Total Liablities
Total 1,170,603



EXPENSES FUND PRINCIPAL & EXCESS CASH 202,745
MMiinniissttrryyP ersonnel 506,350 RESTRICTED FUNDS
Designated & Restricted 816,635

Worship 36,327 Permanently Restricted 118,674

Youth 5,755 Total Restricted Funds 935,310

Christian Education 5,071

Member Life 13,070 Total Liabilities, Fund Principal & Restricted 1,210,442

Total Ministry Expense 566,574 Total Property & Equipment 7,434,271



Administrative

Administrative Personnel 267,701

Administrative Expense 82,440

Per Capita 31,776

Interior Maintenance 111,675 Mission Because of this year’s
Exterior Maintenance 34,113 G iv in g generosity, $41,152 in
Supplies 10,071

Utilities 45,405 additional mission giving was

Total Administrative 583,182 allocated to various missions.

Generous non-cash donations
Mission & Outreach 92,400
were also given for food pantries, Roseland Daycare,

Christmas tree gifts, and Christmas Sharing.

Total 1,242,156 Mission Outreach Budget: $92,400
Additional Mission Giving: $41,152
Net Operating Total (71,553) Total Mission Giving: $133,552

Local Mission: $83,478 Global Mission: $50,074

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

of Wheaton

715 North Carlton Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-668-5147

www.firstpreswheaton.org


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