75th Anniversary


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 YPC's 75th Anniversary

75 years ago, a group of people began gathering together as a church family at the corner of York Road and Lexington. So we are going to celebrate the ways that God has been with us as we've has grown and changed. The Anniversary Committee has planned several things to commemorate the past and look to the future.


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Saturday, September 22


 Mission EventGeneva-Volunteer-Photo

YPC has a strong history of mission work, and we are excited to offer a service opportunity to celebrate our 75 years
. We will be traveling to Northern Illinois Food Bank, which provides food to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry.


WHO: Ages 8 and up are welcome.

WHERE: Northern Illinois Food Bank, 273 Dearborn Court, Genvea,

WHEN: 9 a.m. – noon

Optional lunch after at Aurelios’ Pizza, 330 E. State Street, Geneva, IL

COST: FREE (optional lunch, approx. $10 per person)

CONTACT: Mike Baker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )



Scavenger Hunt & Pizza Party

All Middle School and High School youth are invited to an

intense (and potentially messy) scavenger hunt to celebrate our

75 years. Bring your “A” game, because you will want your team to win.

But more importantly, you REALLY don’t want your team to lose. scavenge 1063c

WHO: Everyone in Middle or High School

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.


CONTACT: Amy Wiesenmayer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Grace Wiesenmayer, and Grace Callen

Details were sent via email to all YPC youth families.




Saturday, September 29


Golf Outing - ALMOST FULL

Join us at Sugar Creek Golf Course for 9-hole, par 32 course. The course provides a challenge for the more experienced player, yet is short enough for the beginner.golf4cspot

WHERE: Sugar Creek Golf Course 500 E. Van Buren Street, Villa Park, IL

WHEN: 8 a.m. start

COST: $19 per person walking, $29 per person in a cart

CONTACT: Rich Peterson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Family Carnival

Celebrate 75 Years of YPC! Enjoy games outside on the lawn, food downstairs in Reid Hall, banner painting in the art room (basement) and more. Fun for all ages!

Games- inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, ring toss, bean bag toss, Bozo buckets and more!carnival 13811c

Food- pizza, popcorn, cuties, chips, cake, lemonade

Prizes- gift bags for all children

Help Create A Banner- add your hand print to a commemorative banner

Donate - Hygiene and Cleaning products will be collected for the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


CONTACT: Holly Kost (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Cathy Dykes, Heidi Moy, or Michelle Saltiel

We are looking for volunteers to work at the Carnival. Please sign up for the day, or for a 1-hour shift! We need your help to make this event a success!


Amazing Anniversary Adventure

Come one come all, to the Amazing Anniversary Adventure! Your team will follow clues, which will take you from one place to another around the Elmhurst area, ending at a "secret" location. Hopefully by following the clues correctly, you will end up at the right place!

You may sign up individually or in 4-person cars.

There will be a maximum of 12 cars, so sign up TODAY!Elmhurst under magifying glass

WHO: Adults only event (free babysitting provided at YPC)

WHEN: Starting at 4:00 p.m.

COST: $5 per person

CONTACT: Gary & Margaret Schiefer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) , Ken & Cindy Hurtig, and Janet Cox

Registration required by September 19 



Sunday, September 30


One Worship Service

At 10:00 a.m., we will join together for one worship service, which will include guest preacher, Susan Krummel, Chicago Presbytery Executive Director. Special music provided by YPC musical groups, led by Dylan Rehm. Commemorative paraments were designed by Tom and Caroline Wolfe.


All-Church Photo

Immediately following worship, all members and friends of YPC will gather on the front steps of the church for our first ever All-Church photo! Photographer, Steven Koch.


Celebration Banquet

The big event we have been waiting for! All are welcome. Come and celebrate YPC's 75th anniversary with great fellowship and food.star anniversary 75 blue red

Each guest will receive a copy of The History of YPC – prepared by our resident historian, Nancy Wilson. Allie Pleiter and Bill Shepard will emcee the ceremonies. Tim Balgemann has created a wonderful video highlighting our past 75 years. Share memories with our "Special Guests," Pastor Mike and Paulette Toburen and Marty Jewell. Enjoy the talented jazz combo of Dylan Rehm and friends. Decorations created by Jacki and Roger Lawrence.

Delicious luncheon buffet to include: beef/chicken/vegetarian entrees, mashed potatoes, broccoli, tossed salad, rolls, ice cream

WHO: Everyone!

WHERE: Diplomat West, 681 W. North Avenue, Elmhurst

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

COST: Adults $25; Children (ages 5 – 12) $10; children under 5 are FREE

Contact: Ann Raley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registration by September 10th


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The cookbooks and pictorial directories prepared earlier this year should be available in September too.


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You will have the opportunity to see the finished quilt in worship on September 30.


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