Aug. 25 — Blessing of the Backpacks
Aug. 25 — Fourth Sunday Offering: Cluster Tutoring
Sept. 1 — Blessing of the Animals; pets welcome at outdoor worship
Through Sept. 1 — Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Sept. 2 — Church office closed for Labor Day
Sept. 8 — Gathering Day! Church School and Adult Education resume; worship returns to 11 a.m.
— Deborah Kapp
Aug. 13, 2019
Aug. 25 — Reception in honor of Rev. Deborah Kapp's last Sunday at First United, after worship
Sept. 8 — Church Committee Fair, before and worship
Sept. 8 — Root beer floats on church lawn, after worship
Sept. 8 — FUSH and FUJI back-to-school barbecue, 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 — Dinner and a Movie, Spotlight, 6 p.m.
Sept. 14 — First United Nursery School back-to-school carnival, 3-5:30 p.m.
"Brene Brown is a professor of social work who burst into prominence on TED Talks a couple of years ago with a presentation about vulnerability. Much of her research focuses on human capacities like compassion and empathy. She has much to teach us about caring. She thinks of compassion as a collective value: the deep belief that we are 'inextricably connected to each other in love and goodness.' Empathy, though, she thinks of as an interpersonal capacity, the ability to bring compassion alive. The Samaritan has empathy for the man lying on the side of the road. That is what compels him to stop and help."
— Deborah Kapp
July 14, 2019
About Us & Registration Forms
Take a Deep Dive into faith! Church School for children ages birth through 8th grade and Quest, our Confirmation class for 9th graders, start Gathering Day, Sept. 8. Adult Education classes, featuring guest speakers and timely topics, will meet Sunday mornings in Centennial Hall. For detailed information, visit our Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Adult Education pages. All Church School registration will be online at the link below.
If you're interested in teaching Church School, contact Lydia Mulkey, Associate Pastor of Education (email@example.com), 708-386-5215 (ext. 103).
Gathering Day Committee Fair, Sept. 8
Ever wondered how to get involved in the life of the church? Come to the Committee Fair before and after worship on Sept. 8 and see where your gifts and talents might take you. Maybe you're interested in joining a committee. Perhaps you're looking for a deeper commitment into one of our mission projects. Or you could be ready to join an on-call volunteer list. Our committee chairs and volunteer leaders will be available to answer any questions. To learn more, check out the full list of church committees at the link below.