Nov. 22 and 23 — Church office closed for Thanksgiving
Nov. 25 — Advent starts
Nov. 25 — Fourth Sunday Offering for OPRF Food Pantry
Dec. 2 — Hanging of the Greens
Dec. 13 — Blue Christmas Worship, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16 — Rev. Lydia Mulkey installation as associate pastor
Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve worship: Pageant 5 p.m., Candlelight Service, 9 p.m.
Dec. 30 — "Sticky Church" worship, including breakfast
I have more questions than answers about faith as it pertains to my life. However, I admire the causes the First United community is involved in and supports. Over the years, I have gotten involved in a few of the ministries. I still have a lot of questions, but I do know for a fact that this church does a lot of good in the community and I want to be part of that and help contribute to those causes.
That is why I am a member of First United and support its ministries; they deserve it.
— Bob Larson
Nov. 25-Dec. 16 — Alternative Christmas Store, before and after worship
Nov 26 — FUSH Cookie Bake orders due
Dec. 1 — Advent Crafts Workshop and Book Fair, 9 a.m.
Dec. 1 — Midpoint Christmas party and White Elephant Exchange, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 — Sponsor-a-Family gifts due
Dec. 8 and 9 — Music at First: Sing We Joyous, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 with 6:30 p.m. reception and 4 p.m. Dec. 9
Dec. 9 — FUSH Cookie Bake pick-up, after worship
Dec. 9 — Second Sunday Sundaes, after worship
Dec. 14 — Poinsettia orders due
Dec. 14 — Dinner and a movie: "Love, Simon," 6 p.m.
Dec. 23 — Christmas pageant rehearsal, after worship
“'I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.' The greatest risk in preaching a text like this is that, in her eagerness to put flesh on this idea, a preacher says too much. We dare not confine the idea of abundant life to my definitions, or to images of material wealth, or to Western intellectual constructs about what constitutes the good life."
— Deborah Kapp
October 7, 2018
It's FUSH Cookie Bake time! The First United Senior Highs will bake Christmas cookies to raise money for a mission trip next summer. Cookie order forms are available at the Elder Desk in the lounge or at the link below and are due by Nov. 26. Cookies will be available for pick-up on Dec. 9 after worship. Choose from Russian Tea Cookies, Buckeye Balls, Snickerdoodles, Gingerbread Biscotti, or an assortment of all four. Questions? Talk to Alicia Reese, Pastoral Associate for Youth and Congregational Care, or any FUSH member.
Mark your calendars for Sing We Joyous: Dec. 8 and 9
It's Oak Park's favorite holiday concert for the whole family! The 12th annual Sing We Joyous concert will feature the Oriana Singers, City Voices, the Pro Musica Youth Chorus, the Sing We Joyous Orchestra, and a rendition of "Twelve Days of Christmas" that's always a surprise. The concert is directed by William Chin and will offer audience sing-alongs of familiar carols, beautiful performances of old favorites, hilarious hi-jinks, and special effects. Dates are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with a 6:30 p.m. reception that includes a silent auction and raffle, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for those 18 and younger. Tickets are available at the door and online through Brown Paper Tickets.