There are as many ways to pray as there are people in the world – if not more! This is not a list of the “right” ways to pray. This is a “jumping off point” for your own exploration.
Worship is the heart of the church! Sunday morning worship services are at 10:00 a.m.
Church school for children preschool through grade 8 is offered during the worship time September 8 through May. Children begin in the sanctuary for worship for the first 15-20 minutes, and then are dismissed to their church school classes following the Children’s Time.
The first Sunday of the month is usually a Communion Sunday and Family Sunday, No church school classes are offered on those Sundays. Children are invited to participate in worship with their families. All may participate in Communion, including young children, if their parents believe they have some understanding of the special nature and meaning of Communion.
Worship & Spiritual Growth Board has decided to hold worship downstairs June 3 – September 2, so we can have a comfortable and consistent worship space in the summer, as well as have the freedom to explore different styles of worship. The Church isn’t the sanctuary. The church is the people – and we look forward to being gathered for worship this summer.
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.
On Friday, July 20 at 6:00 we will get together for fun and fellowship. Bring your friends!
Outdoor worship and potluck at Walker Park Gazebo(7425 S. Wolf Rd., Burr Ridge), Sunday July 29.
Evening Walk – Tues. August 2 7pm, at Country Lane Woods. Note date change.
BOOK CLUB AUGUST 19TH 11:30-1:00PM, West Fellowship Hall
Everyone is welcome to come to our Lyonsville Book Club on Sunday, Aug 19th. We will be discussing the book, Still Alice by Lisa Genova. (Copies of the book will be available to check out at church around 7/22 through Laurie Tsukuno.) Any questions, please see Laurie.
In July we will collect items for an organization called Almost Home Chicago, Inc.
Since it’s inception in 2015, Almost Home Chicago has become a trusted and valued community partner. Providing assistance to the poor, the hungry, the needy, the homeless, and the broken, they strive to be the hands, feet, and voice of hope by providing food, clothing, shelter, jobs, and love to those who need it most. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Almost Home is proud to work within the communities of their underrepresented neighbors.
Their clients are also able to visit their “store” and pick up items they need at no charge. To keep stocked, they rely on donations from their friends and followers. The items they need most are:
Travel size baby and Gold Bond powder
Nail clippers and files
Hair brushes (no combs, please – they have thousands)
Cough drops, hard candy, and gum
Reusable water bottles
Decks of cards
Reusable shopping bags
LABYRINTH WALK—August 11
Please join us for a peaceful, restful and meditative walk around our candlelit labyrinth. It takes about 20 minutes to walk it. If you are new to the labyrinth, we have someone there to help you get started. Come and walk anytime between 4:00-6:00pm. (Please arrive no later than 5:30).
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.