Jan. 12, 19, and 26 and Feb. 2 — Adult Ed on Syria: The Burden of Memory and The Hope of the Gospel
Feb. 2 — Adult Ed: How Presbyterian churches have responded to the crisis in Syria
Feb. 9 — Scout Sunday
Feb. 9, 12, and 23 — New member classes
Feb. 9 — New member class, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 12 — New member class and dinner, 6:30-8:30 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
Senator ripped apart for health care vote…Mark Zuckerberg gets destroyed by Senator Durbin…Pelosi blasted… Trump torn to shreds… We’re seeing this so much because it sells. People follow these links and follow where this kind of language leads, deeper into realms of division and violence against the vulnerable. We as Christians follow someone very different. We follow Christ who healed without cost, who resisted renown, who taught in riddles so that those who heard him could work out for themselves the right way to go.
— John Edgerton
Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 — Women's Retreat
Feb. 2 — Music At First: "Northern Light" concert featuring the Oriana Singers and City Voices singing choral music by Baltic composers, 4 p.m.
Feb. 14 — Dinner and a Movie, One Child Nation documentary, 6 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 Newsies at OPRF High School with pizza dinner afterward; 2 p.m. pre-show discussion, 3 p.m. show
"And Christians, the world is hungry to hear about this God. More than that, the world is hungry for a community that lives out the values of this living God. That is what we are about here in the church. We are a community of people, rich and poor and everywhere in between, people trying to live by God’s values, the ones we read in the bible, the ones we read about in the prophet Micah."
- John Edgerton
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Warm up this winter with a Music At First concert! Northern Light: Choral music by Baltic composers, featuring the Oriana Singers and City Voices, will be performed Feb. 1 and 2. The music ranges from accessible and inventive pieces by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds (Only in Sleep; Long Road) to the majestic O Crux of Norway’s Knut Nystedt. The concert features the Oriana Singers, an a cappella group marking its 40th anniversary, and the community chorus City Voices, both directed by Bill Chin. The first concert is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Josaphat Parish, 2311 N. Southport, Chicago. The second is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at First United. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students 18 and younger will be admitted free. Advance tickets from Brown Paper Tickets are available at the link below.
Gifts We Bring: The beauty of quilts
As part of the church's celebration of the "Gifts We Bring" to all aspects of the life of First United Church, dozens of beautiful quilts were on display in the church Lounge. First United has a lot of quilting talent! Back row: Don Sibley and Bill Kerr. Front row: Kathy Pederson, Priscilla Sibley, Weeks Ringle, Katharine Thurman, and Pam Wiese. Not pictured are quilters Teri Omert and Joan Lennie, whose quilts also were on display. Bill and Weeks own Modern Quilt Studios in Oak Park.