August 19 — Blessing of the Animals, Backpacks, and Teachers, outdoors (weather permitting)
August 26 — Bluegrass service
September 3 — Church offices closed for Labor Day
September 9 — Gathering Day: Church school and Adult Education resume at 9:30 a.m.; worship moves back to 11 a.m.
A hymn which has become memorable for me is We Gather Together ; undoubtedly known to many people as a Thanksgiving hymn, maybe the Thanksgiving hymn. What’s probably less known, although the language of the hymn implies it, is that, like others, it’s music born of armed conflict.
Aug 19 and 26 — Congregational conversations with the Pastor Nominating Committee, 11:30 a.m. after worship
Aug. 19 — Outing to Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever, departure at 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 26 — 90-plus birthday party, after worship
Sept. 9 — Root beer floats, after worship
Sept. 9 — FUSH, FUJI Back-to-school barbecue, 6 p.m.
Sept. 14 — Dinner and a movie, 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 — Centennial Celebration Picnic, after worship
1 Kings 19:1-8
"What is wilderness for you? Is it hospitable or inhospitable? Or maybe a bit of both?
— Deborah Kapp
August 12, 2018
Church school for all children, infants through 8th grade, starts on Sept. 9. Parents can register children online. Children will learn Bible stories, do mission projects, and participate in worship through music and art. For more information, contact Lydia Mulkey, Associate Pastor of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-386-5215 (ext. 103). If you're interested in teaching a class at any level, Lydia would love to hear from you!
Celebrating a birthday and more at the Prime Time picnic
First United's fellowship groups always find new ways to have fun, as they did at the Prime Time picnic. No matter your age or interest, there's a group for you here. Check out options for Prime Time, Midpoint, PFLAG, and others on our Adult Fellowship page. Or find out more about groups for teens and middle schoolers on our Youth Ministry page.