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10:00 a.m., Sunday, June 5

The Grand Finale of our Sanctuary Choir will be a service of music on Sunday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m. The choir will be offering their praise to God by singing some of the best loved anthems from the past year. Minister of Music Joel Raney always puts together a spectacular program that gives praise to God and inspires the congregation. Join us on Sunday and invite your friends!

New Stephen inister CommissioningSunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.Rachael Godinez Wallace is being commissioned as our new Stephen Minister. She has received 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and joins a team of ten active Stephen Ministers serving our congregation and community. Please pray for Rachael—ask God to bless her ministry and work through her to bring hope and healing to those whom she serves. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of our current Stephen Ministers

10:00 a.m., Sunday, June 12

The Education Team, along with church family, want to celebrate those within church family who are graduating. If you or someone you know is graduating from middle school, high school, college/university, and/or graduate school, let us know by calling the church at 708/848-4070, or e-mailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please give us the name the graduate, and the school from which they are graduating.

7:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, June 24;
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25;
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26

Our Garage sale has become an annual event for which people look forward. This year it will be held Friday—Sunday, June 24 – June 26.

Bible Study

Classes for all ages are offered. We hope you will want to start the fall off right by deciding to grow in your understanding of scripture. The following is a summary of our offerings.
Adult Opportunities
Matthew Studies: 9 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick Teacher
Living Waters: 9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Class: 11:30 a.m. in Parlor. Teacher: Harry Parker
Youth Opportunities--September to June
Youth Bible Study (6th-9th Grade)--11:30 a.m., Youth Room (in basement); Join Lauren Visser, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, and discover what it means to be a dedicated follower of God. Classes will be interactive, conversational, and hands-on as students discover how the messages in the Bible relate to their everyday lives. Topics last year included Bible study methods and the gospel of Mark, which was chosen by the students.
Children’s Opportunities--September to June
Children’s Church (4 years old and up)—10:10 a.m., 2nd floor; Teacher: Sharon Mullins
Preschool-2nd Grade: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in 2nd floor room across from the nursery, Teachers: Neil Lane & Kathy Ogundipe.
3rd- 5th Grades: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on 3rd floor; Teacher:s Norma & Amy Gavard. Both classes will use curriculum from Gospel Light and and Christian Book Distributors, and will supplement lessons with activities crafts, videos, and songs. Children will be encouraged to learn memory verses and to master such Bible skills as learning the books of the Bible in order.

Weekly Events


9:00 a.m. Matthew Studies Adult Bible Study Class
9:00 a.m. Living Waters Adult Bible Study Class
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
10:20 a.m. Children's Worship
10:30 a.m. Latvian Baptist Church
10:30 a.m. India Telugu Church


4:00 p.m. Young Adult Gathering


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

June 2016 Calendar

June 1
5:45 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
June 3
6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Graduation
June 4
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Church Work Day
9:30 a.m. Sanctuary Choir Bonus Rehearsal
5:45 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Outing
June 5
Day In Our Village
10:00 a.m. Choir Sunday
June 7
7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
June 8
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
June 12
10:00 a.m. Graduation Sunday
11:30 a.m. Stephen Ministry
11:30 a.m. Service Team
June 13-17
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Spotlight Youth Theater
June 13
Sarah Circle
June 14
5:30 p.m. Property Committee
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
7:30 p.m. Education TEam

May 15
11:30 a.m. Evangelism Team
May 17
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team
June 19
11:30 a.m. Evangelism Team
June 20
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
June 21
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team
June 23
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Board
7:00 p.m. Leadership Team
June 24
7:00-9:00 p.m. Church Garage Sale
June 25
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Church Garage Sale
June 26
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Church Garage Sale
11:30 a.m. Stephen Ministry

Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016 08:01