A Message from
Friends of God,
This weekend we will celebrate our Independence Day. July 4th is a day for cookouts and fireworks, a time to gather with friends and family. I hope that you all have a chance to enjoy yourself and play...and to remember the liberties that we have because we live in this nation and not some others. I also hope that you remember that we do not have a flag to any nation in our worship space.
We worship a God of all Creation. We are all, no matter what nation we may live in, beloved by the same God. Citizens of the United States are not recipients of a special grace. We are not favorites. I know you all understand this and that is why the flag has not been present in our sanctuary for a very long time. That does not mean, however, that we do not pray for our nation. Of course we do.
May we pray this weekend for our nation's leadership, for our President, his Cabinet and Advisers as well as all levels of government in our nation. Let us pray that they may be righteous women and men, that they too might love the poor and seek relief for the "least of these." Let us pray that they may know God's love for all Creation, all the world, without exception, without exceptionalism.
May God bless all the people of the world. May we all know the liberty that God brings.
Peace and All Good Things,
Rev. Tripp Hudgins
Celebrating the Life of Tom Schworles
Tom Schworles passed on June 24th. Friends and family are gathering to honor him and uphold one another. Please keep the Shworles family in your prayers.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home
1100 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette IL 60091 (847) 251-8200
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 7:30pm
Community Church of Wilmette
1020 Forest Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-1760 | 847-251-4370
If you would like to visit the online obituary, you can find it here.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
St. Joseph College
PO Box 870
Rensselaer, IN. 47978
Adapt of Chicago
115 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL. 60654
2433 N. Lincoln ave.
Chicago, Il. 60614
Memorial gifts: send to:
773-549-5788 ext. 2207
Finally, The Deacons need a few people to bring baked goods/reception treats to church for Wednesday evening's reception following the 7:30 p.m. service. If you can help, please contact Sharon Wallin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship, July 3, 2011
Preaching: Rev. Tripp Hudgins
Worship Leader: Volunteer Needed
Usher: Bill Wallin
Greeter: Sharon Wallin
Coffee Hour: John & Betty Jacobs & Jenny McCaleb
Please contact the office if you would like to volunteer as a Worship Service participant this Sunday or any other Sunday at 847-251-4370 or email@example.com
From the Shared Directions Committee
Next COW Meeting July 10th
Please save July 10th, for our next COW meetings. Karen Hagen, the church consultant will continue to facilitate our Committee of the Whole conversations. She will lead our next discussion on Worship.
We will plan to gather at 5:30 at the church for a light dinner (pot luck) followed by conversation focusing on Worship at 6:00. We will adjourn by 8:00.
As always, keep our church and each other in your prayers as we navigate a challenging and exciting new landscape.
In faithful service......
Shared Directions Committee
The Dude Abides, This July
Join us as we read some portions of Cathleen Falsani's book, The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers.
We will gather in the Guthridge Lounge at 7:00pm for a movie, snacks, and a little faithful conversation.
July 6: The Hudsucker Proxy
July 13: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
July 20: The Big Lebowski
Copies of The Dude Abides, The Gospel According to The Coen Brothers is available in the church hallway.
All are welcome.
Have You Made YOUR reservation??
All-Church Green Lake Retreat
September 16 - 18
At Green Lake, Wisconsin
(Reservation deadline is July 24)
Join us for our annual Green Lake Retreat at the American Baptist Assembly. Besides being in extraordinary company and having a relaxing and renewing getaway, you'll find lots to do on the Green Lake Conference Center grounds or in town.
We will gather at the Tea House for our Saturday morning sharing session and Sunday morning worship. On Saturday evening we will share a potluck supper at C. Oscar Johnson, followed by campfire singing by the lake.
We have reserved the following lodge rooms and cabins with the nightly rates shown. In addition to lodging payment, we will collect a small amount to cover costs of coffee, tea, juice, donuts, etc.
Lodge Rooms: (update)
Kern @ $120 (capacity 1-4)
Roger Williams @ $88 (capacity 1-3) (two rooms taken)
Anderson Leader @ $190 (capacity 8)
Albert IV @ $160 (capacity 6)
Howel @ $140 (capacity 4)
Killian @ $140 (capacity 4-5)
St. Louis 1 @ $125 (capacity 4-5)
St. Louis 2 @ $100 (capacity 4)
St. Louis 3 @ $100 (capacity 4)
St. Louis 4 @ $125 (capacity 4-5)
To reserve your lodging, please contact Sharon Wallin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-256-4592.
Payment for the first night is due by Sunday, July 24.
The second night's payment will be due upon
arrival at Green Lake.
Accommodations not reserved by July 24 will be released.
Go to glcc.org for detailed information about accommodations, recreational activities, area attractions and travel directions.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. Want to go and need a roommate??
Contact Sue Hungerford
New Night Ministry Project
Wednesday, July 27th
Mission/Next Generation is taking on a new endeavor: The Night Ministry. Since 1976, The Night Ministry, a non-denominational, non-profit organization, has served Chicago's most vulnerable. They accept people where they are regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. Their "ministry" is one of serving others, being present with them.
Our first project with The Night Ministry will be at the Rogers Park location on Wednesday, July 27. It is a fairly new location for the Ministry that needs from 80-100 meals provided along with 50-60 snack bags (chips, granola bars, fruit, etc.). In the summer they request sandwiches, chips, fruit and drinks.
We will need folks to help assemble the sandwiches at church at around 5:30pm on the 27th and 2-4 people to drive to and serve at the Howard and Ashland location at around 8pm. Time spent there would be approximately two hours.
Please contact Monica if you would like to join Mission/Next Generation on this exciting new venture and support The Night Ministry!
Bridal Shower for Liz!!!!!!
You are all invited to a BRIDAL SHOWER
for LIZ JONESand HEIDI Woelbling
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Community Church of WilmetteFellowship Hall
Lunch and Cake will be served
Wear Your Apron, it's a 50's theme!
RSVP Sue Hungerford 847-363-9400
June Ministry Team
Meetings and Notes