Throughout Lent — Interactive prayer stations in Sanctuary
Lenten Wednesdays — Deacon-led evening prayer, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Feb. 19 — Church office closed
Sundays, weekdays, and online Feb. 18-March 25 — Lenten book study groups
Feb. 25 — Adult ed: Bible study, Matthew 7:24-27, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 25-March 18 — New Members Class, 9:30 a.m.
March 18 — Fauré Requiem Lenten cantata in worship
"The reason I observe Ash Wednesday is because God doing incredible things with dust is central to our faith. God created the world out of dust, then created us out of dust." - Lydia Mulkey
Feb. 23 — Empty Bowls dinner at OPRFHS, 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 25 — Prime Time outing to see "Hairspray" at OPRFHS, 2 p.m. reception, 3 p.m. show, dinner afterward
March 2 — Dinner and a movie: The Zookeeper's Wife, 6 p.m.
March 8 — Evening Division: Earnest Hemingway's Oak Park Legacy, 6 p.m.
March 17 — Music at First concert: Bach: Fathers and Sons, 7:30 p.m.
March 17-18 — Our Whole Lives retreat for FUJI
Anne Lamott suggests that, at its heart, prayer can be boiled down to three mundane words: “Help, thanks, wow.” My friend Joanne Lindstrom says we should add the word “oops” to this list of simple prayers, and she’s got a good point. So, here’s a basic prayer: “Oops. Help. Thanks. Wow.”
— Deborah Kapp
November 26, 2017
First United's Environmental Justice Team is busy helping the congregation take a greener outlook on life. All are welcome to donate or take reusable shopping bags from the bag rack. We have new bins for trash, recycling, and composting as part of our Zero Waste Program.