February 6, 2020
Greetings!


Week at a Glance: February 6 to February 16
Friday (February 7)
9 am: Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
7:30 pm: Alanon
Saturday (February 8)
8 am: Saturday Meals Program
Sunday (February 9)
8:30 am: Adult Ed - The Screwtape Letters
10 am: Worship
11:15 am: Fellowship Hour
11:15 am: All Teams Meeting
7 pm: Overeaters Anonymous
Monday (February 10)
7 pm: Hooks and Needles
7:30 pm: Alcoholics Anonymous
Wednesday (February 12)
4 pm: Be Still and Know 12-Step Meeting
7:30 pm: Carillon Handbell rehearsal
Thursday (February 13)
7:30pm Chancel Choir rehearsal
Friday (February 14)
9 am: Overeaters Anonymous
10 am: Spiritual Directors
7:30 pm: Alanon
Saturday (February 15)
8 am: Saturday Meals Program (SMP)
Sunday (February 16)
8 am: Adult Ed - The Screwtape Letters
10 am: Worship
11:15 am: Fellowship Hour
11:15 am: Ring & Sing/Treble Choir
1:00 pm: Teacher Training
7 pm: Overeaters Anonymous
Adult Sunday School
It’s not too late to join us for conversation on C. S. Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters in the Drawing Room on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. We’re on Letter 13, but don’t worry about Letters you’ve missed. We'll have lively discussion over coffee and doughnuts. See Susan Steinmiller if you have questions.
Earthquake in Puerto Rico
Amanda K. Sheldon, a program associate from the UCC Refugee and Asylum Ministries & UCC Disaster Ministries, has reached out to us. A giving page has been launched to help those affected by the earthquake in Puerto Rico. There is a goal of raising $250,000. To donate, click here .
Any questions, you may reach her at 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, sheldona@ucc.org , or 216-736-3210.
FCCLG Shirts
The office is selling shirts with the FCCLG logo. We have a variety of sizes and colors. Get one for that special someone for Valentine’s Day! Shirts are $15 each.
Green Team News
What's wrong with bottled water? Quitting bottled water is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to reduce your environmental footprint. Click here for the article and visit earth911.com for more info.
Volunteer Opportunities
Can you spare an hour or more a week to drive an older adult? Interfaith Community Partners is a non-profit organization that works with volunteers to provide rides to older adults in the Lyons, Proviso, Riverside, and the western suburbs. Volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, bank, hairdresser, and church. There is no cost to clients and donations are accepted. Contact ICP at 708-354-9328 for a volunteer application or visit them on the web . They provide training and work with your busy life!
Thrive with Pride Cafe
February 13 from 1 to 3 pm will be the first meeting of Thrive with Pride Cafe, a group supporting the needs of older LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied) community members. Cafes will be held twice a month on Thursdays in Rooms 100 A and 100 B. This program is sponsored by AgeOption through a grant from The Community Memorial Foundation.
Youth Group Meetings
The youth group meets twice a month; on the 2 nd and 4 th Sundays from 6:30-8 pm (in April and May, we will meet on the first and third Sundays to avoid holidays). Our Youths are on a retreat at Tower Hill this weekend. There is no group youth meeting today.
 
Our next meeting will be on February 23 th at 6:30 pm.
Book club
Join us to discuss the intrigue and suspense of life in occupied France and the story of an architect who creates hiding places for Jews trying to escape Nazi persecution. Our book is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure and the book club meeting is March 6th at 7:30 in the Chapel Family Room. Hope you can join us!
Music News
Ring and Sing and Treble+ Choir
Rehearsal begins today after the postlude. Regular rehearsals will start next week. Ring and Sing is for all children and youth K-8 and rehearses 11:15-11:45. Treble+ Choir is for 3rd-8th and rehearses 11:45-12:15.
 
Chicago a cappella
Chicago a cappella, an ensemble of 10 voices, of which our music director is one, presents Fiesta Coral Mexicana on February 9, 15, 21, and 23. Music from the 16th century to today will be presented in venues throughout Chicago including the National Museum of Mexican Art. Visit chicagoacappella.org for dates, venues, and purchasing tickets.
FCCLG: 140 Years and Counting!
March 2021 marks our 140th anniversary and we'll start planning the celebration in October . If you'd like to help commemorate this momentous occasion, raise your hand! Better yet: Sign up in the church office.
  Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. Please lift these friends, family, and members in your prayers.
Emil Balz at Meadowbrook La Grange.
Jim and Vi Clayton.
Tom Doyle, a longtime volunteer at Saturday Meals.
Ron Kloss at Plymouth Place.
Stephanie McCollough.
Margaret Melkonian, at home.
The family and friends of Pierre Dwyer Roche, Marie Roche’s father, who passed away January 19.
Bob Taylor, who is fighting stage IV liver cancer that has spread.
Dick Tobin, who is in hospice.
Peter and Kendra Van Kempen’s son John, being cared for at home.
The family and friends of Sylvia Stella Weigle, Lex Bart’s sister, who died January 17.
Sarah Carr’s cousins, the Wilson family, with Liam, who was born 13 weeks early.
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.
Victims of wildfires.


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.
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