April 28 — Adult Ed: Preaching in the Age of Donald Trump
April 28 — Fourth Sunday Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
May 5, 12, and 19 — Adult Ed: Three-week series on the Lord's Prayer
May 5 — Youth Sunday
May 19 — Election of church officers, after worship
May 26 — Summer hours start: No Church School or Adult Ed; worship moves to 10 a.m.
May 27 — Church office closed for Memorial Day
June 2 — Confirmation Sunday
June 9 — Pentecost
"On Palm Sunday I led the prayers of the people, and as I was reading the joys, I came across one that was illegible – in the moment. It was a child’s writing, and I inferred from the writing that the child is someone quite young and is still mastering the art of printing."
— Deborah Kapp
April 23, 2019
April 7, 14, and 28 — New Moms Flower Power Project donations accepted
April 7, 14, and 28 — CROP Hunger Walk donations accepted
April 25, 26, and 27 — Dinners for Eight: Prime Time and Midpoint
April 26 — FUSH year-end lock-in, 8 p.m.
April 28, May 5, and May 12 — Constitutional revision Q&A, after worship
May 4 — FUJI lock-in, 8 p.m.
May 5 — Prayer workshop, 12:30-2 p.m.
May 5 — CROP Hunger Walk, 2 p.m.
May 10 — Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m.
May 12 — Second Sunday Sundaes
May 19 — Church picnic, after worship
June 4, 11, and 18 — Summer Sings, 7 p.m.
I Corinthians 15, selected verses
"As humans, we know enough about [black holes] to speculate about them in pop culture, and we identify them as a challenge to scientific knowledge, a challenge that we pursue energetically. But we are a really long way from knowing everything about black holes that there is to know. The knowledge we lack far outweighs the knowledge we have. As we come to another Easter morning, we might well, as believers, say the same thing about the resurrection. The knowledge we lack far outweighs the knowledge we have. "
— Deborah Kapp
April 21, 2019
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Right now is a perfect opportunity to consider using your gifts and talents in a more formal way to serve the church. The Nominating Committee is compiling a list of people to serve as an elder, a deacon, or a committee member. One of those names could be yours! You can fill out a Nominations card in the pew racks or at the Elder's Desk and put it in the offering plate or Nominating Committee mailbox. Or use this online version and simply hit "submit." You can nominate yourself to serve in any of those capacities, or nominate another church member whom you feel would be a good leader.
Support the CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, May 5
Walk in the fight against hunger! The annual walk to raise money to fight hunger both locally and globally is the first Sunday in May, May 5. As always, walkers will convene at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St. in Oak Park. Sign-in time starts at 1 p.m., and the walk itself starts at 2 p.m. It’s the 36th annual walk operated by Hunger Walkathon West and will cover 4.2 miles, with an optional shorter distance of 2.6 miles. You can sign up to walk, donate in support of another walker, or volunteer for the event. You can donate at the link below or before and after church in the Church Lounge.
Last year Hunger Walkathon West raised $82,500. Can we beat that this year?