Oct. 6-27 — Newcomers class, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 6, 13, and 20 — Adult Ed: Three-part series on storytelling taught by Lizzy Bortoto
Oct. 6 — World Communion Sunday
Oct. 6 — Peace vigil, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 — Healing service, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 — Adult Ed: Three-part series on "Being Human in Religion and Science" taught by Linda Eastwood
Oct. 27 — Fourth Sunday Offering: Housing Forward
— Alicia Reese
Sept. 15, 22, and 29 and Oct. 6 — Sign-ups for Housing Forward's House-to-Home kits project, before and after worship. All items due back at church no later than Oct. 13.
Oct. 6 — Church Grounds Work Day, 2-5 p.m.
Oct. 11 — Dinner and a movie: Paris to Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Oct. 13 — Flu shot clinic, after worship
Oct. 15-Nov. 19 — 1619 Project discussion, Tuesday evenings
Oct. 19 — Music At First: The Oriana Vocal Collection, 8 p.m.
Oct. 24 — LGBTQ fellowship event, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 — Organ Spooktacular, 4 p.m.
Nov. 9 — Prime Time fall dinner, 5-8 p.m.
“'Whoever comes to me and does not hate mother and father, spouse and children, brothers and sisters, yes even life itself, cannot be my disciple…whoever does not give up all their possessions cannot be my disciple.' Hate…money…How can hate and money be what being a disciple of Jesus is all about? It’s enough to send a preacher hunting through his moving boxes looking for an ancient Greek to English dictionary to see if there’s any wiggle room on this hate stuff."
— John Edgerton
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Music At First opens its season Oct. 19 with No Land Beyond: Music at the intersection of civilization and nature, of utopia and dystopia. The concert features The Oriana Vocal Collection: The Oriana Singers, City Voices, and The Rookery, all directed by Bill Chin. It's a varied program of resonant music from Philip Glass's score for the movie Koyaanisqatsi, Peter Louis van Dijk's Horizons, Vienna Teng's Hymn of Acxiom, Veljo Tormis's Curse Upon Iron, William Byrd's Ne irascaris, Domine, and Ted Hearne's Because. The program is funded in part by the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. The concert is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the First United Sanctuary. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and free for students through college (with ID).
House-to-Home Kits for Housing Forward families
Transitioning from homelessness into a home of your own is a challenge. The First United Housing Justice Team, a subcommittee of Faith in Action, will collect home furnishings to make that challenge easier for five families moving into apartments with the help of Housing Forward. Needed items include sheets, towels, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, small appliances, and more — everything we take for granted but is necessary for everyday living. Sign up on Sundays before and after worship in the Church Lounge on Sept. 15, 22, and 29, and Oct. 6. All items are due back at church no later than Sunday, Oct. 13. A SignUp Genius link to volunteer to buy needed items is available at the link below. Too busy to shop? Monetary donations are always welcome! Stop by the Housing Justice Team table on Sundays.