June 30, 2020
Gathering Together

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you home and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

As we enter our fifth month of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding our world painting a picture of more uncertainty than perhaps even a month ago. We know that the state of Illinois is in Phase 4, working toward our getting back to normal. However, the “normal” we are living is a fraction of the life we knew in January 2020. Or is it?

We celebrate the creative and loving ways our Clergy, staff and members have identified to stay connected. In fact, some members have been introduced to one another during this time period, not really knowing one another previously. New and caring relationships have been formed and a renewed interest in our quest for social justice, as well as service to others has emerged for many members. Perhaps, our lives have been realigned during this time when some of our day-to-day responsibilities have been silenced?

The Congregation has been committed to seeking Ways to Serve, Ways to Support and Ways to Work even during this time of the unknown. 
The Church is Still in Business!
Thank you for your continued giving!
How do we stay involved when we don’t get to gather together?
The life of our Church is alive and well, in large part, because of the actions and love of our members. As the text in Jeremiah states, God will protect us, has given us a home in one another and most of all, will provide a path to a future filled with hope.

Sending peace and joy to you all,

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