The Good News for February

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February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

July & August 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

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The Good News for January

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January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

July & August 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

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Upcoming Events

Below is a list of some upcoming events that we will be hosting or participating in. We would love to have you join us!

For details about any of these events, contact the church office.

Our Annual Report for 2019 is now available from the office.

On February 16th we will make no-sew fleece lap blankets after worship service.  This is fun for all ages and no experience is necessary.  Please feel free to bring your own fleece.  Fleece will also be provided.

 

Sunday, February 16
Pulpit Swap with First Congregational of LaGrange
Rev. Carly Stucklen Sather preaching

 

Ash Wednesday will be Wednesday, February 26. Joint worship service with Burr Ridge UCC and Highlands Presbyterian. Worship will be 7:00 p.m. at Lyonsville with  Rev. Mark Zimmerly preaching.

Easter dinners for our food pantry guests – Beginning in February we will collect money that will be used to purchase a ham and a $10 Aldi gift card for 20 of our food pantry guests.  If you are able to donate, please see a member of the Mission Team.

New Hats/Scarves/Gloves for the Lyonsville Food Pantry – During the winter months, we plan to collect new hats, scarves and gloves (for all ages). Please bring your donation (either home made or store bought) to church any Sunday, and either give it to a member of the Mission Board or leave it in the bin at the top of the stairs going into the fellowship hall.

Do you want to join the Lyonsville Prayer Chain? Want to ask for prayers? Email Nayna Byers, Chair of Pastoral Care. Prayer Chain requests can also be made through the office.

Pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
We are collecting pop tabs to take to the Ronald McDonald House.  We will have a collection container located in the fellowship hall. If you have any questions please see Cindi Fiandaca.

Box Tops for Education
We are also collecting Box Tops for Education to give to Byrne School.  Collecting Box Tops is an easy way for schools to earn cash.  It’s easy to find Box Tops (a list will be by the collection box). In fact, you may have some in your home right now.  All you have to do is clip the Box Tops from your favorite products and put them in the collection container located in the fellowship hall.  If you have any questions please see a member of the Mission Board.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
Community Nurse Collection
New onesies, new receiving blankets, baby hats, bandages designed for children, and small, soft animals (e.g. Beanie Babies) are being collected.
Please bring donations to church.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some upcoming mission opportunities you can help with:

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    
Please come join us to help volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am to11:15. We will meet at church to carpool at 7:45. We also go every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (meet to carpool at 5:15). The GCFD, Chicago’s food bank, is a non-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. They rely heavily on their volunteers to help repack bulk products, assemble boxes with assorted food, check expiration dates, glean produce, etc. Participants must be at least 14 years old. For more information go to http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org or see/call Cindi Fiandaca or Judy Birmingham to sign up.

BEDS Plus – BEDS Plus is looking for volunteers!  BEDS Plus is committed to reducing and ending homelessness in our communities.  Volunteers make their work possible.  Please join one of their volunteer orientation training sessions to find out how you can make a difference.  Please sign up directly on their website:  www.beds-plus.org or contact breitbarth@beds-plus.org (708-354-0858 x 137).

Do you enjoy making repairs, painting, gardening, or other building & grounds work? The Building and Grounds Ministry Board would love to hear from you, and help match the work you enjoy doing with our needs at Lyonsville. Reach out to board chair Tom McSweeney to let us know how you’d like to contribute.

LYONSVILLE FOOD PANTRY
The food pantry is only open on the last Sunday of the month. The hours are 11:30—12:15pm. We would like to have two or three people there to help assists our guests/visitors during this time.

We are looking for people who can serve as Sunday Greeters and/or Coffee Hour Hosts. If you can help, please sign up on the sheets in the Fellowship Hall or contact Sherry Suomi.