June 27, 2019
Greetings!
Week at a Glance: June 28 to July 7
Friday (June 28)
9 am: Overeaters Anonymous
7:30 pm: Alanon
Saturday (June 29)
8 am: Kindermusik
8 am: Saturday Meals Program
Sunday (June 30)
10 am: Worship
11:15 am: Fellowship Hour
11:15 am: Green Team Meeting
6:30 pm: Youth Group Meeting
7 pm: Overeaters Anonymous
Monday (July 1)
7:30 pm: Alcoholics Anonymous
Wednesday (July 3)
4 pm: Be Still and Know 12 Step Meeting
Friday (July 5)
9 am: Overeaters Anonymous
7:30 pm: Alanon
Saturday (July 6)
8 am: Kindermusik
8 am: Saturday Meals Program
9 am: Styrofoam Recycling
Sunday (July 7)
10 am: Worship
11:15 am: Fellowship Hour
4:30 pm: Messy Church
7 pm: Overeaters Anonymous
Pastor Carly Has Left the Building (Temporarily)
Ministers need to recharge their batteries just like the rest of us. Ours is on vacation until July 4. Many thanks to Rev. Douglas Asbury, a retired United Methodist pastor who lives in Berwyn, for leading us in worship on June 23, and Jen Burney for leading this coming Sunday.
Show Them the Money! Confirmation Class Has a Little Request
Our youth are working with Youth Outreach Services , a Chicago-based nonprofit that expanded to Lyons Township last year, to buy furniture for two therapy rooms and they need your help ! A list of items and prices is in the Founders Room.
Junior High Group Meets SUNDAY at Church
Hope to see you June 30 , 6:30-8 pm in Rooms 104/105. And pencil in these dates:
  • Fri., July 19: Test your puzzle-solving skills at the Just Escape Room in La Grange (time TBD)
  • Sun., Aug. 11: Regular meeting, 6:30-8 pm in Rooms 104/105 (enter at 6th Avenue)
Help Wanted: Seeking Recycling Volunteers for Next Saturday (Rain or Shine)
Space is limited! Sign up in the church office for the next Green Team event. Families welcome (minimum age is 10). Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and dress for the weather.
Date : July 6
Two shifts : 8:45 am - 10:30 am and 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Where: Meet at Western Springs Rec Center parking lot (1500 Walker St.)
Questions?  E-mail Claudia Byrne  
Nope, that's not mountains of snow surrounding Bobbi Nunez; it's all the Styrofoam our group bagged on April 6.
Help Hooks & Needles Celebrate a Decade of Artistry
Don't know how to knit or crochet? No problem! You don't even need supplies; just show up, cultivate a new skill, and make friends.
Date : July 8
Time : 7 pm
Where : Debbie Llewellyn's home (4043 Anna in Lyons)
Questions? Contact Claudia by phone at 708-205-1409 or  e-mail .
Got a Child or Young Teenager You'd Like to Keep Busy for a Week?
Send him or her to Peace Camp to learn how to resolve conflict in a positive, productive manner . This year's theme: "Peacemakers Care for the Earth!" Ages: 4-14.
Dates :
Time : 9 am to 3 pm
The Best Excuse EVER for Eating Ice Cream (Not That You Need One)
Oberweis Dairy is donating 20% of the proceeds from whatever you buy to CROP Hunger Walk (which is Oct. 27, by the way). No coupon or flyer required; just tell the cashier you're a walk supporter. At least 20 of us must register by Aug. 1 and we have seven so far, which means we need 13 more of you to click on the "Commit to Eat" button on the fundraiser's website . Bring family, recruit friends, shame coworkers!
Date: Aug. 4
Time : 9 am to 10 pm
Where : 929 Burlington Ave., Western Springs
Only a Few Days Left to Donate Baby Supplies
Drop off food and formula for our First Baptist Church of La Grange partnership in baskets at the 6th Avenue entrance and both sanctuary entrances. If you don't have baby supplies, other shelf-stable foods are always welcome.
Top 10 Most Wanted School Supplies: Donate During July
Monday is the first day of our Missions Committee's month-long drive to collect school supplies for The LeaderShop , a La Grange non-profit that helps children K through 12 become civic-minded community-builders. Help them kick off the 2019 school year right this fall with:
  1. Binders
  2. Washable markers
  3. Wide-ruled spiral notebooks
  4. Loose-leaf paper
  5. Sturdy dual-pocket folders
  6. School glue
  7. Dry erase markers
  8. Pencils
  9. Pens (black, blue, and red)
  10. Scissors.
Place your donations in the collection box at the Sixth Avenue entrance. Thank you for your generosity! 
There's Plenty of Room for More Mentors (Not Tutors)
Many thanks to Kathy Donaldson for answering the call to oversee our Kids Hope USA partnership with Congress Park School in Brookfield. The program asks members of participating congregations to spend 1 hour each week (during the school day) building a supportive relationship with an at-risk elementary school student. Now we just need volunteer mentors! We won't just throw you in there; you'll receive training (done online and takes 1 hour, plus additional resources and support). 
Questions? E-mail Nancy Heil or call her at 708-482-3409.
About 10 Brave Families Have Taken the Plunge
They've signed up for the all-church campout less than 20 minutes from La Grange. There's room for plenty more! Online sign-up is coming soon, or e-mail Nick Redmond today if you can't wait. Don't like sleeping on the ground? Reserve a cabin or RV spot.
When: Aug. 16-18
Where : Camp Bullfrog Lake in Willow Springs
Questions : Contact Nick or Matt Davis
  Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. Please lift these friends, family, and members in your prayers.
Emil Balz
Prayers for Jim and Vi Clayton
The family and friends of Gina Dever
The family and friends of Fred Figge
Barbara Hultman
Evelyn Kelly
The Maley family
Stephanie McCollough
Margaret Melkonian
John Moellman, recovering at home after surgery.
Marth Ririe, who is both recovering from a painful time, and concerned about ther daughter-in-law's father
Christina Thomas, Joy Palomo-Clark's cousin, a young mother dealing with cancer
The family and friends of Vera Weiss
Those killed, the injured, and their families in acts of violence
Those at the border
Those living in fear and without hope, and those who use fear to control others

To send your thoughts / prayers to someone listed above, place a completed Touch Card (they're in your pew) in the offering plate and the office will address and mail it. Let us know if you or someone you know is hospitalized or receiving medical treatment because HIPAA privacy laws prohibit doctors and hospitals from contacting us. If you know someone who'd like a visit from the Called to Care Ministry team, contact Called to Care Ministry Leader Jennifer Burney by calling the church office at 708-352-0800.
C an’t Get To Church?   Join Us in 'Virtual Worship'
Click here at 10 a.m. on Sunday to watch the service or follow these instructions to watch through your Roku Device. Made possible by the estate of Ginny Palansky and maintained by your gifts, offerings, and pledges, our Livestream viewership is much appreciated by members and families who can't attend in person. Contact the church office to have the bulletin emailed to you on Fridays.