July & August Worship Series - 8 Steps to Turn a Stressed life into a Blessed life. Join us Sunday morning at 10 am this Summer as we focus on the Beatitudes and why these eight steps are destressing for the attentive Christian. Remember God doesn't ask you to be perfect in your faith walk. God askes you to try every day to follow the plan God has laid out for you.
Rail Road Days Parade July 15 Traditionally we are one of the few congregations to participate in West Chicago's parade. We welcome young and old participants to walk or ride our float. We hand out fliers to the crowd and share the good news that Christ is alive at our church. After the Parade join us at the parsonage for picnic potluck. Bring a side dish or dessert to pass. Beverages, meat, drinks and tableware will be provided.
Outdoor Worship July 29 Plan on coming to Reed-Keppler Park's North Pavilion for an outdoor preaching in the Wesleyan tradition. 10 am worship, guitar music accompaniment. Potluck follows. Bring your own tableware and dishes to pass.
Vacation Bible School July 23 -27 Holy Kid Heroes is our 2018 theme. We start at 6:30 pm. Kids are blessed by an energetic staff of adults and older youth. Your children will be talking about music, the crafts and the unique snacks. Most of all they will learn about the children in the Bible who were heroes and want to be just like them in life.
Pet Blessing - August 18 at 10:30 am Bring your pets, leashed or in personal carriers, for a short service and personal prayer for each animal. The definition of a pet is open ended for kids. Pictures are permitted where pets cannot attend.
Blessing of the Backpacks & School Planners - September 3, 2018 Let's get the school year started right with prayers over back packs and planners. We lay hands on every child attending as we bless them and the year ahead of them.
Adult Bible Study this Fall - Creating the Covenant 1 - In eight weeks you will learn why the Bible was written for a community and not for individuals. Daily readings are emailed to you. A $10 workbook brings additional information to the readings. Our weekly meetings will be led by Pastor Nancy Blade-Rethford at a time to be decided. They include a short video and interaction with classmates. Everyone in our congregation needs to experience this three course Bible Study. Our graduates from our first time through it can testify.