June 7, 2018

This Week:
Friday 6/8: OA at 9 am, Spiritual Directors at 10 am, Alanon at 7:30 pm
Saturday 6/9: Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am
Sunday 6/10: Worship at 10 am, All Teams Meeting at 11:15, Fellowship Hour at 11:15 am, OA at 7 pm
Monday 6/11: AA for under 30s at 7 pm, Tiny Toes Music at 5:30 pm, AA at 8 pm
Wednesday 6/13: Be Still and Know 12 Step at 4 pm
Friday 6/15: OA at 9 am, Alanon at 7:30 pm
Saturday 6/16: Saturday Meals Program at 8 am, Kindermusik at 8 am
Sunday 6/17: Worship at 10 am, Fellowship Hour at 11:15 am, OA at 7:00 pm
All Teams Meeting
The next All Teams Meeting is this coming Sunday, June 10th.
What Makes your Heart Sing?
Ministry is the work of each of us. Where would you like to focus your time, energy, and passions to be a part of God's Revolutionary Love and Extravagant Grace?   Tell us here!  Our Volunteer Coordinator will link you with others with the same interests.
Coffee Hour Pantry
The Ministry of Nurture gives our sincerest thank you to those who stocked the pantry with donations for our Summer Coffee Hours. The pantry is full! Thank you to all who have volunteered to host a coffee hour in the past year. You help provide a gathering place for the congregation to catch up, connect, and turn our "house" into a "home."
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Music for All Ages
Summer Musicians of all ages are invited to play, sing or ring starting in June. The choir is off for the Summer, so we need you! Not a soloist, but want to lend your talents? Ryan will work to find an ensemble for you. Please contact Ryan Cox to sign-up.

First Conservatory: Music lessons taught by excellent teachers are offered throughout the week at First Congregational Church. Children and adults alike are welcome! Instruments taught include piano, voice, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, and bass. Other instruments could be made available with interest. Click here to visit the website.

Tiny Toes Music: Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers also have a great opportunity in our building. Tiny Toes Music is the local offering for Music Together, known internationally for educating little ones and their guardians together. Click here for the website.
H ooks and Needles
The next summer meetings will be in our homes. The knitting and crocheting ministry meets at 7pm on the 4th Monday of the month, June through August. Please call Claudia Byrne at 708-205-1409 or email if you have any questions.
Summer schedule
  • June 25: Barbara Hultman - 4739 South Johnson Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558
  • July 23: Margaret Melkonian - 437 South Brainard Avenue La Grange, IL 60525
  • August 27: Mary Forester - 315 North La Grange Road Apt. 138 La Grange Park, IL 60526
Nurturing Spirits
Summer Musical Camp
Rescue in the Night! -- Featuring Lions! Daniel! and God! coming to Music Camp 2018. This awesome opportunity to sing, play, learn, and have fun will be July 23rd-July 27th from 2-6 p.m. Performances will be July 27th at 7pm and July 29th at 10am. See Ryan Cox, or email him for registration information. Click on the image for the flyer !
UCC Summer Camps 2018
Illinois Conference UCC Outdoor Minitries sponsored events. Beyond Belief! The Universe of God! Contact 815-447-2390 or visit the website for more information. Click here for the full flyer.
Food Pantry
In June, we are collecting canned meat and beans, or any shelf-stable items for the Second Baptist Food Pantry. Thank you!
Messy Church
The next Messy Church will be August 5th. See you then!
Evening Book Club
Ever wonder what it was like to be part of a top-secret government project during WWII? Come join us August 23 for a discussion of The Girls of Atomic City - The untold story of the women who helped win World War II by Denise Kiernan. Could you have done what they did for the war effort? All are welcome - we meet in the Chapel Family Room at 7:30.
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.
Attracting Friends Retaining Members Nurturing Spirits 
Developing Partners
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  Prayer is at the heart of our relationship with God. Please lift these friends, family, and members in your prayers.
Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of Maria Balz, who died on May 19th.
Prayers for Jerry Byrne, as he recovers after knee replacement surgery.
Prayers for the Clayton family.
The family and friends of Mary Hendrickson, who died April 24 th .
Renee Meier, who is dealing with cancer.
Prayers for Margaret Melkonian.
Betty Ost’s friend Walt is recovering from surgery and gives thanks for all the prayers.
Petra Palmer’s granddaughter’s friend Summer who is having chemotherapy for leukemia.
Prayers for Tom Pitman, who is living with cancer.
Prayers for Steve Roper, as he recovers from open heart surgery.
For Vera Weiss to regain her strength and fight cancer.
Brian White, who awaits healing.
Those living in fear and without hope, and those who use fear to control others.
Prayers for those killed, the injured, and their families in acts of violence in Texas.