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First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton



Contents A Message from Pastor Kellen _________________ 2 At A Glance ___________________ 3 Vision _________________________ 4/5

Message from Pastor Kellen First Pres Family, In 2018, I completed my first full year of ministry with you. It was an encouraging year of growth as we saw God work powerfully through the many ministries of the church. This was a year of building community, casting vision and hands-on mission. To get started, here are a few highlights:

Community __________________ 12

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Mission _______________________ 13

I’m humbled by all the ways we saw our church growing in ministry and in life with Jesus Christ over the past year. May God continue to lead all we do, and may we faithfully follow.

Finances_________________ 14/15

God bless you,

First Pres Preschool________ 6 Children’s Ministry __________ 7 Middle School Ministry_____ 8 High School Ministry_______ 9 Music Ministry_______________ 10 Special Events______________ 11

Sarah and I enjoyed meeting with many church members during 10 Community Dinners. We witnessed 23 baptisms, more than had been celebrated in 12 years. During Lent, Dr. Paul Bischoff taught the class, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A 20th Century Martyr" for 60 people each Sunday. In September, former PC(USA) Moderator, Dr. Neal Presa, spoke to 307 people as part of our Distinguished Preacher Series. In the fall, Kevin Garvey, Senior Vice President of the Presbyterian Foundation, offered a leadership training on generosity for 30 elders and deacons. During Advent, as part of the Community Gallery, calligrapher Timothy Botts shared an installation called “Messiah” of 17 original pieces of art. We introduced a new biblical translation and filled the sanctuary with 400 Common English Bibles.

Kellen Smith Senior Pastor



At A Glance

1,015 members

new members





communions served

802 1,047

Easter attendance

Christmas Eve attendance


First Pres launches a new mission:


Inviting all generations into a growing life with Jesus Christ


Following a series of Community Dinners, the visioning process began with a congregational survey in April, which was completed by 300 people. The session and staff also took part in two vision retreats. Starting in June, a Vision Pathway Team of 10 people met for five months to articulate a new vision for First Pres.

STRATEGY Invite Grow Worship Serve

Life Marks

A Growing Life with Jesus Christ Loving Actions Authentic Relationships Unceasing Prayer Studying Scripture Sharing Gifts

Values Abundant Compassion

We are moved to express deep love for others modeled by Jesus’ ministry.

Intentional Growth

We are focused on growing our relationship with Jesus Christ and seeking a greater understanding of God’s Kingdom.

Joyful Generosity

We are willing to give of ourselves knowing every gift comes from God.

Devoted Community

We are committed to sharing life and ministry together.



First Pres Preschool



students enrolled


4 and 5-year olds participated in the Arts Enrichment Program


family members attended the annual Fall Festival

Children’s Ministry Preschool


• Eleven 3rd grade children received Bibles in September • Four family events: Christmas in July, Drive-In Movie Night, Easter Party & Egg Hunt and Family Nativity Night • Sponsored one Hope4theOrphan child in Zimbabwe


children registered in LOGOS

Sunday School participants per week



children participated in Vacation Bible School

children led worship on Christmas Eve 7

Genesis Middle School Ministry





students enrolled in LOGOS

students attended Sunday School per week



students attended the Fall Retreat

participants in Vacation Bible School Service Squad

• Participated in six service projects with: Humanitarian Service Project, Willowbrook Wildlife Haven, Dupage Care Center, PADS, SCARCE and First Pres Seniors • Distributed poinsettias and 40 Advent flyers to our church neighbors • Sponsored one Compassion International Child in Uganda

WF High School Ministry



active students at Sunday night programming

students attended Wednesday night small groups


• Twenty-five students repaired homes in Chattanooga, TN on a mission trip

students attended the Winter Retreat at Timberlee


students attended the Fall Retreat at Stronghold

• Thirteen students served with mission partners in Chicago


students served with

• Sponsored one Compassion International child in Guatemala


Music Ministry


unique concerts held for the new Community Concert Series


in attendance at Lessons and Carols


Glory to God hymnals dedicated for the sanctuary in October

Special Events



people attended the Kirkin of the Tartans

people attended Homecoming Sunday



students confirmed

people took part in the Ramsey Smart Money Event





deacons ministered to church members through calls, visits, meals, prayers, memorial receptions, blood drives, greeting and serving coffee weekly

Stephen Ministry

Women’s Ministry



women participated, in six circle groups


missions supported, including: • Dress A Girl Around the World • Roseland Daycare • Outreach Community Services

new First Pres Stephen Ministers trained

Men’s Ministry

Staff Retirement


men attended the Saturday morning First Light Ministry


men attended the Friday morning Finding Fathers Gathering

We celebrated Mary Kinsey’s 15 years of ministry as the middle school director in May.

Abraham’s Children



families have received transitional housing assistance since the start of the program in 1995


$37,000 given to medical and education mission partners


Holy Land meetings and conferences held

total mission giving

60,000 meals packed at Feed My Starving Children

Christmas Sharing

166 400 75 225 75

families served

volunteer hours volunteers

foodvolunteers boxes donated 13

Revenues: $1,208,168 Contributions $1,190,348

Net Non-Operating Income $17,820

Total Expenses: $1,182,512

Net Revenue: $25,656

Expenses Detail

Worship & Music $79,577


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


Mission & Outreach $118,820 • PCUSA Mission • Transitional Housing • Presbytery Per Capita • Local Food Pantries • Immanuel Myanmar Church • Disaster Assistance • Homeless Outreach

Pastoral Ministry $267,416

• Preaching • Celebrating Sacraments • Vision Casting • Teaching & Bible Study • Pastoral Care • New Member Classes • Session & Deacons Program Ministry $179,273 • Children’s Ministry & LOGOS • Genesis (Middle School) • WF (High School) • Adult Education • Small Groups • Stephen Ministry • Men & Women’s Ministry Administration $249,743 • General Office Support • Building Security • Insurance • Communications • Stewardship & Online Giving • Website Maintenance • Special Event Coordination

Church Campus $287,683

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

Summary Statement

Balance Report 12/31/2018

INCOME ASSETS Pledge Receipts 1,046,248 Cash & Cash Equivalents 526,907 Unpledged Receipts 100,909 Investments 767,154 Per Capita Giving 14,729 Total Assets 1,294,061 Other Giving 28,463 Non-Operating Income 17,820 LIABILITIES Total 1,208,168 Accounts Payable & Deferred Expenses 10,768 Prepaid 2018 Pledges & Other 100,760 Total Liablities 111,528 EXPENSES Ministry FUND PRINCIPAL & EXCESS CASH 273,568 Ministry Personnel 476,282 Worship 27,697 RESTRICTED FUNDS Youth 11,868 Designated & Restricted 811,687 Christian Education 4,845 Permanently Restricted 97,278 Member Life 5,575 Total Restricted Funds 908,965 Total Ministry Expense 526,267 Total Liabilities, Fund Principal & Restricted 1,294,061 Administrative Administrative Personnel 258,106 Total Property & Equipment 7,434,271 Administrative Expense 68,355 Per Capita 34,820 Interior Maintenance 113,664 Joyful Generosity Exterior Maintenance 36,368 Supplies 10,289 $19,500 from Gifts & Memorials was given to fill Utilities 47,999 various requests to augment worship, enhance study, aid in our mission outreach commitment and Total Administrative 572,245 add beauty, or greater function in our facilities. Because of your generosity, $58,919 in additional Mission & Outreach 84,000 Mission giving was allocated to various missions in 2018. Total 1,182,512 Mission Outreach Budget $84,000 Additional Mission Giving $58,319 Net Operating Total 25,656 Total $142,910 Local Mission $72,745 Global Mission $70,174


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