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.
"This is actually the second time I’ve given a reflection at church about how much I hate waiting. Unfortunately, life doesn’t really seem to care about how much I enjoy having a plan. While I certainly don’t enjoy uncertainty, I like to think I’ve grown some in my ability to trust the journey."
Aug 19 and 26 — Congregational conversations with the Pastor Nominating Committee, 11:30 a.m. after worship
Aug. 18 — Prime Time Picnic, 5-8 p.m.
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!
Sanctuary construction update
Instead of worshipers, our sanctuary space is currently filled with scaffolding. Workers are plastering and painting. The pews, the pulpit, and the organ are all protected with plastic covers. The floor has a paper covering to protect the wood. But even though we're "under construction," we look forward to seeing people in worship in the lounge or outdoors every Sunday at 10 a.m.