March 7, 2019
This Week:
 Friday 3/8: OA at 9 am, Alanon at 7 pm
Saturday 3/9: Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am, Tom Pitman Memorial at 1 pm, Trivia Night at 7 pm
Sunday 3/10: Confirmation Class 8:15 am, Adult Education: Chaos and Kingdom at 8:30 am, Worship 10 am, Fellowship Hour 11:15 am, Ring and Sing/Treble Choir at 11:15 am, All Teams Meeting 11:15 am, Galaxy Theater at 2 pm, Junior High Youth Group Meeting at 6:30 pm, OA at 7 pm,
Monday 3/11: Galaxy Theater 6:30 pm, Hooks and Needles at 7pm, AA at 7:30 pm, Social Concerns Book Club at 7:30 pm
Tuesday 3/12: Galaxy Theater
Wednesday 3/13: Tiny Toes Music Class 10 am, Be Still and Know 12 Step Meeting at 4 pm, Galaxy Theater 6:30 pm, Carillon Handbell Choir 7:30 pm
Thursday 3/14: Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm, Evening Book Club 7:30 pm
Friday 3/15: OA at 9 am, Galaxy Theater 6:30 pm, Alanon at 7:30 pm
Saturday 3/16 Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am, Green Team Cooking Class at 3 pm
Sunday 3/17: Confirmation Class at 8:15 am, Adult Education: Chaos and Kingdom at 8:30 am, Worship 10 am, Fellowship Hour at 11:15 am, Green Team Meeting at 11:15 am, Ring & Sing/Treble Choir at 11:15 am, OA at 7 pm
Food Pantry
It’s paper products month! In March, we’re collecting paper towels, napkins, diapers, bath and facial tissue, for the Second Baptist Food Pantry. Non-perishable foods are always welcome as well. Thank you for your generosity.
Hooks and Needles
Hooks and Needles makes prayer shawls and baby blankets for the church, and blankets and newborn hats for Pillars Community Health in La Grange for new moms. If you would like to make any of these, whether or not you can attend the 2nd and 4th Monday get-togethers at the church, we would be delighted to pick up your crocheted or knitted items!

Hooks & Needles will meet next on March 11 at 7 pm in the Family Room off the Chapel. Contact Claudia Byrne at 708-205-1409 or email her if you have questions or would like a pick-up.
Social Concerns Book Club
There There by Tommy Orange examines what belonging and memory mean for Native Americans. The Cheyenne and Arapaho author follows a large cast of Native Americans as they journey to a Pow Wow in Oakland, California. Join us for this pilgrimage on March 11 at 7:30 pm in the Family Room off the Chapel. This novel has made many best books of the year lists for 2018, so reserve soon if you want to get a copy from the library.
Evening Book Club
Evening Book Club will discuss The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskins on March 14 th at 7:30 pm in the Family Room off the Chapel. This is a sequel to The Life We Bury by this award-winning author. New members welcome!
Vegetarian Cooking Demo
On Saturday, March 1 6 at 3:30pm, please join Angela Harrison (an avid cook) in the Drawing Room kitchen. She will demonstrate the preparation of the Ultimate Veggie Burger, Potato-Leek Soup, a Rainbow Veggie Sandwich and more. Afterward you can stay to enjoy your tasty supper. BYO wine. Sign up in the church office by March 8 th . An offering will be collected to cover the cost of ingredients.
Green Team News
Calling children of all ages! On Sunday March 17 th , during fellowship hour we’ll be making posters to advertise our April 28 th Earth Day Fair.  We need lots of hands to color and cut out pictures of butterflies and decorate the posters. Hope to see you there!
Your Green Tip:
All that’s needed to sanitize cutting boards (wood or plastic) is…. a lemon! Cut it in half, run it over the surfaces, let it sit for ten minutes, then rinse away. For more scrubbing power, sprinkle with coarse salt, then rub with lemon.
Click here for more green Spring Cleaning tips!
Special Opportunities to Sing
Holy Week at FCCLG is a musical journey from the triumphal entry on Palm Sunday (April 14) to the Last Supper and Crucifixion (Maundy Thursday, April 18) to the joy of Easter (April 21). All singers high-school and up are welcome to take this journey together. Rehearsals for Holy Week begin on March 14 at 7:30pm and will be 45-60 minutes. Contact Ryan Cox for more info.
On May 19 the Chancel Choir and friends will sing Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms as the Choral Sermon. Rehearsals will begin after Easter and take place on Thursday evening and Saturday morning. This will be a multi-generational choir and all singers 3 rd grade and up are welcome. It’s a challenging piece and I’m confident we can do it! For our younger singers, participation in the Treble Choir is preferred. We will also perform the piece the afternoon of May 19 at Oak Trace Retirement Community in Downers Grove. Please contact Ryan Cox for the complete schedule and to say yes to singing!
Save the Date
On Saturday, May 18th from 2 - 4 pm, our church will be packing food at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora. This is an all church activity for ages 6 to 96. Please put the date on your calendar. Details and sign up will follow.
Thank You Note from Vera & Fred Weiss
“Our sincere thanks to the many who have sent cards & notes of encouragement. They have lifted our spirits. Our thanks also to those who have remembered us in their prayers. They have helped our bodies”.
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.
Prayers for Jim and Vi Clayton.
Jameson Hogan.
The Maley family.
Prayers for Margaret Melkonian.
The family and friends of Tom Pitman.
Charlene Tobin, prayers for healing.
Prayers for Jean Tomkinson's recovery and rehab at home.
Healing for Robin Vesperman.
Fred and Vera Weiss.
Brian White, who awaits healing.
Our United Methodist kin.
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.

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.