Oct. 28-Nov. 18 — Adult ed: Climate Change, led by the First United Environmental Team
Nov. 12 — Church office closed for Veterans Day observance
Nov. 18 — Multi-faith Thanksgiving Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 and 23 — Church office closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 25 — Advent starts
Dec. 2 — Hanging of the Greens
Dec. 13 — Blue Christmas Worship, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 — Rev. Lydia Mulkey installation as associate pastor
Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve worship: Pageant 5 p.m., Candlelight Service, 8 p.m.
— Deborah Kapp, from a prayer by Elizabeth Tapia
Nov. 16 — Dinner and a movie: "First Reformed," 6 p.m.
Nov. 25-Dec. 16 — Alternative Christmas Store, before and after worship
Nov 26 — FUSH Cookie Bake orders due
Dec. 1 — Advent Book Fair, 9 a.m.
Dec. 1 — Midpoint Christmas party and White Elephant Exchange, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 and 9 — Music at First: Sing We Joyous, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 with 6:30 p.m. reception and 4 p.m. Dec. 9
Dec. 9 — FUSH Cookie Bake pick-up, after worship
Dec. 14 — Poinsettia orders due
Dec. 23 — Christmas pageant rehearsal, after worship
“'I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.' The greatest risk in preaching a text like this is that, in her eagerness to put flesh on this idea, a preacher says too much. We dare not confine the idea of abundant life to my definitions, or to images of material wealth, or to Western intellectual constructs about what constitutes the good life."
— Deborah Kapp
October 7, 2018
It's FUSH Cookie Bake time! The First United Senior Highs are getting ready to bake Christmas cookies to raise money for their mission trip next summer. Cookie order forms are available at the Elder Desk in the Church Lounge and are due by Monday, Nov. 26. Cookies will be available for pick-up on Sunday, Dec. 9, after worship. Questions? Talk to Alicia Reese, Pastoral Associate for Youth and Congregational Care, or any member of FUSH.
Mark your calendars for Sing We Joyous: Dec. 8 and 9
It's Oak Park's favorite holiday concert for the whole family! The 12th annual Sing We Joyous concert will feature the Oriana Singers, City Voices, the Pro Musica Youth Chorus, the Sing We Joyous Orchestra, and a rendition of "Twelve Days of Christmas" that's always a surprise. The concert is directed by William Chin and will offer audience sing-alongs of familiar carols, beautiful performances of old favorites, hilarious hi-jinks, and special effects. Dates are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with a 6:30 p.m. reception that includes a silent auction and raffle, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.