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Gratitude Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Sunday, November 23

You are cordially invited to the Gratitude Luncheon that will be held immediately following the worship service on Sunday, November 24. Together we will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast catered by Robinson’s #1 Ribs.  Spiritual giants throughout the ages have identified gratitude as one of the keys to spiritual growth. As we recognize all that God has given us and done for us, our hearts are overwhelmed with thankfulness. This in turn draws us closer to the Lord, growing into an intimate friendship. We trust that this dinner and program will lead you to a closer walk with Jesus. A free will offering will be received. Please invite your family and friends!

"Celebrate the Season" A Festival of Christmas Music
4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21

We are excited to be collaborating with First Presbyterian Church of River Forest on our 2014 Christmas Concert, “Celebrate the Season.” The concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21 in our church sanctuary. This will be a thrilling afternoon, filled with a large variety of both new and familiar Christmas music. There will be a small chamber orchestra to accompany the 60 voices of the combined choirs and we will feature vocal artistry of Douglas Anderson, Elizabeth Harrison, and Susie Raney. Get ready for ‘dueling pianos’ as a second grand piano will be brought in for Joel Raney, Diane Duncan, and Jane Holstein to present some exciting keyboard music, and the new Rodgers organ will be featured as Jane and Joel premier a new composition by Joel entitled Christmas Excursions for Piano and Organ. “Celebrate the Season” will be a concert you do not want to miss!!

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—9:00 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick, Teacher; The Stories of Samuel, Saul, and David in 1&2 Samuel, whose main issue undergirds the Gospel of Matthew: “Does God Speak Best through Prophets, Kings, or Otherwise?”
Living Waters9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; Starting Exodus September 7, coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Bible Study—
11:30 a.m., Parlor; Dr. Harry Parker, Teacher; This class will be studying Tim Keller's The Reason for God
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


10:00 a.m. Reason for God Study


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
10:30 a.m. Latvian Baptist Church
11:30 a.m. Bible Study for Youth, & Children
11:30 a.m. Reason for God Study
11:30 a.m. Paul the Apostle Class
12:00 noon India Telugu Church


4:00 p.m. Youth Group Hangtime
6:00 p.m. Youth Group Bible Study


5:45 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir



7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

November 2014 Calendar

November 1
10:00 a.m. Reason for God Class
10:00 a.m. Spotlight Youth Theater
6:00 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Dinner
November 2
Time "Falls Back"
November 4

7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
November 7
6:30 p.m. India Telugu Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m. Women of Faith
November 8
9:00 a.m. women of Faith
10:00 a.m. Reason for God Class
November 10
7:30 p.m. Sarah Circle
November 11
7:00 p.m. Service Team
November 12
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast

November 13
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten BoardNovember 14
5:30 p.m. Spotlight Youth Theater
6:30 p.m. India Telugu Prayer Meeting
November 15
10:00 a.m. Spotlight Youth Theater
November 17

12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
November 21
6:00 p.m. India Telugu Prayer Meeting
November 23
Thanksgiving Bake Sale
11:30 p.m. Gratitude Festival
November 27
Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving
November 28
Church Office Closed for Thanksgiving

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 15:25