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6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14

The annual Spring Cook County Jail Ministry Dinner will be held in our gym Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. You are invited to join us for delicious meal and an inspiring program of testimonies and music. This annual event is a fundraiser for a ministry that has ministered to thousands of inmates and their families for more than thirty years. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under the age of 12. A free will offering will also be received. Prepare to be blessed!
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., Saturday, May 21

The final class of The Better Way will be offered on Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. The subject of this session will be suffering. No one likes suffering, but it is a tool that God uses to make the greatest transformations in our lives. Copies of all previous chapters will be available.  —Pastor Parker

12:00 noon, Saturday, May 21

Calling all seniors! We’re gathering in our church dining room for a Sharing Seniors Lunch on Saturday, May 21 at 12:00 noon. Please bring a dish to share and a friend or two.

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

Our Education Team, along with our church family, want to celebrate those within our church family who are graduating. If you or someone you know is graduating from middle school, high school, college/university, and/or graduate school, please 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 .

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


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

May 2016 Calendar

May 1
2:00 p.m. CROP Walk
May 3
7:00 p.m., Spiritual Life & Worship Team
May 7
5:45 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Outing
May 8
11:30 a.m. Service Team
11:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry
May 9
7:30 p.m. Sarah Circle
May 10
5:30 p.m. Property Committee"
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
7:30 p.m. Education Team
May 11
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
May 14
6:00 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Dinner

May 15
11:30 a.m. Evangelism Team
May 17
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team
May 21
10:00 a.m. The Better Way Class
12:00 noon Sharing Seniors Lunch
May 22
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
May 23
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
May 30
Office Closed for Memorial Day

Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2016 10:28