November 8, 2018
This Week:
Friday 11/9: OA at 9 am, Alanon at 7 pm
Saturday 11/10: Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am
Sunday 11/11: Confirmation Class at 8:15 am, Reclaiming Jesus, Bible Study 8:30 am, Worship at 10 am, Fellowship Hour at 11:15 am, Children’s Musical Rehearsal at 11:15 am, OA at 7 pm
Monday 11/12: Hooks and Needles at 7:00 pm, AA at 7:30 pm
Wednesday 11/14: Be Still and Know 12 Step Meeting at 4 pm, Harvest Home Dinner at 6:30 pm, Carillon Handbell Rehearsal at 8:00 pm
Thursday 11/15: Chancel Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 pm
Friday 11/16: OA at 9 am, Alanon at 7 pm,
Saturday 11/17: Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am
Sunday 11/18: Confirmation Class at 8:15 am, Reclaiming Jesus, Bible Study 8:30 am, Worship at 10 am, Fellowship Hour at 11:15 am, Children's Musical Rehearsal at 11:15 am, OA at 7 pm
Youth Group Meetings
Parents with Junior and Senior High kids are encouraged to attend a meet and greet with our new volunteer leader, Nick Redmond, today following worship. The first youth meeting is also today from 6:30 to 8 pm in Rooms 104/105. All 7 th and 8 th graders and their friends are invited for games, snacks, and more! Parents of 7 th – 12 th graders are encouraged to complete a survey about the FCCLG youth program. Email Nick Redmond for more information.
Hooks and Needles
The knitting and crocheting ministry meets at 7pm on the 2 nd and 4 th Monday each month in the Family Room off the Chapel. The next meeting is November 12. Call Claudia Byrne at 708-205-1409 or email her if you have questions.
Harvest Home
Tickets for Harvest Home Dinner on Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30pm in the Dining Room are now on sale each Sunday during coffee hour. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 4-12 years old, children under 3 are free.

Many hands make light work and we look forward to the memories made while working together to prepare and serve our Harvest Home Meal - if you are interested in assisting visit the table in Coffee Hour to sign up to help with food preparations, serving, or clean up.
Called to Care Ministry
Come and learn with others how to support families, friends, and other loved ones with effective Pastoral Care training. Learn more about techniques like active listening, Spirit of Presence, and comforting individuals and families experiencing everyday life challenges with words of prayer. We will meet November 25 th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Drawing Room. Led by Marietta Hebert-Davis.
Hanging of the Greens
Come help us decorate the sanctuary for Christmas! Please join us for Hanging of the Greens after church on Sunday, November 25th. All ages are welcome. Please contact Janet Bednar for more info.
Food Pantry
In November let’s help local families with their Thanksgiving dinner. Please bring stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, boxed mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie filling, and other shelf-stable foods.
Green Team News
Microfibers in Your Food
Did you know that synthetic fabrics like polyester and acrylic shed plastic microfibers that end up in waterways and in the fish you eat? For example, one researcher found that the average synthetic fleece jacket releases 1.7 grams of microfibers with each washing. Wastewater treatment plants can't filter out these microfibers, so up to 40% of them travel to rivers, lakes, and oceans, where they can be consumed by fish and other wildlife. Watch a future Tidings for suggestions of things you can do to minimize this problem.
Music News
Music Program Rehearsals Start Dates
If you’d like to join an ensemble, contact Ryan Cox to be added to the mailing list for any of these programs:
Chancel Choir rehearsal continues on Thursdays at 7:30pm
Carillon Handbell Choir rehearsal continues on Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Join the Orchestra!
The Joyful Noise orchestra is playing on November 25 and you and your instrument are needed! Children, youth, and adults are invited to play the instrument you regularly practice, or the one you need to dust off. Pros and amateurs alike will combine their talents to play hymns. You will get music ahead of time to practice at home and we will rehearse as a group the morning of at 9:15am. Please contact Ryan to sign up.

Tiny Toes Music
Tiny Toes Music continues its partnership with First Conservatory and is the local offering of the nationally recognized program, Music Together. This program is for children 0-6 and their guardians and meets at First Congregational on Wednesday mornings. More info and registration here.
C an’t Get To Sunday Services?  
You can watch them live on Sunday at 10 a.m. on the web.  Click here   to see Sunday worship streamed live and to view past worship services as well.  Or follow these instructions on how to watch through your Roku Device. Contact the church office to have the worship bulletin emailed to you on Fridays. This ministry is brought to you by the estate of Ginny Palansky, and maintained by your gifts, offerings, and pledges.
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  Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. Please lift these friends, family, and members in your prayers.
Emil Balz.
Tom Pitman, recovering at La Grange Hospital.
Jeff Berman, Carol Berman’s son, who is in ICU.
Prayers for the Clayton family.
Charlotte Doerfert, Kim Bart’s mother.
Audrey Johnson, a Friend of Saturday Meals Program.
Renee Meier, who is dealing with cancer.
The Maley family who mourn the sudden loss of mother and grandmother Pat Maley.
Prayers for Margaret Melkonian.
Fred and Vera Weiss.
Brian White, who awaits healing.
The people of Indonesia.
Those recovering from Hurricane Florence, including our friends on Edisto Island.
Those killed, the injured, and their families in acts of violence.
Children at the border.
Those living in fear and without hope, and those who use fear to control others.

If you would like to send your thoughts and prayers to someone listed above, please use one of the Touch Cards in your pew. Place the completed card in the offering plate and the office will address and mail it. Thank you for reaching out to others. We encourage you to let us know if you or someone you know is hospitalized or receiving medical treatment. Due to HIPAA privacy laws, we are not notified by hospitals or doctors. If you know someone who would like a visit from the church, please advise the minister or the office.