Feb 9, 16, and 23 — Adult Ed: Compare and Contrast the Four Gospels
Feb. 9, 12, and 23 — New member classes
Feb. 19 — Vespers service, 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 — New member breakfast and joining Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 23 — Fourth Sunday Offering: Pastoral services emergency fund
Feb. 26 — Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent; family-friendly service, 6:30 p.m.
Walking in the Dark
This Psalm [Psalm 119:105-106] reminds me that when I am (metaphorically) walking around in the dark, I should turn on the lights. That is, I should turn to God. I should open my bible and read, I should get on my knees and pray, I should quiet my talkative mind and just listen.
— John Edgerton
Feb. 23 — Junior and senior high youth groups outing for broomball
Feb. 25 — FUJI chili and cornbread cook-off, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 — Empty Bowls Community Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Oak Park-River Forest High School
March 1 — Prime Time outing to see the musical Newsies at OPRF High School with pizza dinner afterward; 2 p.m. pre-show discussion, 3 p.m. show
March 6-15 — One Earth Film Festival
March 13 — Dinner and a Movie, Three Identical Strangers documentary, 6 p.m.
Not Only, But Also
This is the good news: Jesus is inviting us not only to survive, but also to thrive. We know how to do this. When I first read the scripture to you today, the call of the text may have felt like an insurmountable task, or it may have just sounded wrong. But I hope by now you can hear the invitation. It is an invitation to wholeheartedly participate in the thriving of our community.
— Lydia Mulkey
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Information for newcomers
FUJI’s next project is a fundraising chili cook-off dinner to celebrate Mardi Gras at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. All are invited to enter your special chili or cornbread into the chili cook-off — or just come and enjoy some great chili! Winners will receive a prize and bragging rights for a year. We will enjoy good food, fellowship, and a festively decorated Centennial Hall. Suggested donations are $5 per person or $20 per family. You can click on the SignUp Genius link below to register your potential winning chili or cornbread and also to help set up, clean up, and act as a host.
Movies about saving the Earth
See films about saving the planet throughout Chicago at the One Earth Film Festival, March 6-15. The theme for the ninth annual festival is "The Power of We," reminding everyone of the need for collective action: that the environment needs more people to work together for the greater good. Several films will be shown in Oak Park and River Forest. Most films are shown for free, with an $8 suggested donation. For information about the films offered, including information about specific films, where they'll be shown, and how to order tickets, visit the One Earth Film Festival website at the link below.