Throughout Lent — Interactive prayer stations in Sanctuary
Lenten Wednesdays — Deacon-led evening prayer, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
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. 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: Ernest 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 offers a rich variety of opportunities for contemplation throughout Lent. Worshipers can visit interactive prayer stations in the Sanctuary, sharing prayers with deacons on Wednesday evenings. There are signups for book groups. Easter Week offers multiple worship services, including dinner and worship on Maundy Thursday, a peace vigil on Good Friday, and two services on Easter.