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August and this fall exciting renovations are happening.

Sanctuary and roof work will begin.  A new state of the art organ is also being installed!


There is always a need for volunteers to help with the upkeep of our facility.

 

 

Received gift contributions. Thank You!:

 

 

  • fellowship hall window treatments 2014
  • mulch for the flower gardens 2014
  • book case for the nursery 2014
  • Brick work repair in fellowship hall 2013
  • rebuilt vent windows in cloister room 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Baptist Church of Oak Park's present facility was built in 1921 with the Community Center and Preschool added in 1927. It was designed by E. E. Roberts, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright's.

 

 This early photo (circa 1920) shows the bell tower and the east Ontario entrance being built.  The cornerstone 1921 will be placed near center of the base at a later ceremony.


 Same area in 2009   
 
Building 1

Our Church has undergone many renovations in the past ten years. Our Gifts of Glory Campaign has made possible the restoration of our sanctuary, organ, sound ministry, chapel, dining room, parlor, handicap accessible washrooms, and handicap ramp.

 

  If you would like to be a partner in donating materials, time or funds, please contact our office 708/848-4070 or e-mail John Hyndman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . God be with you!

  Four leaded story windows from our
Preschool and Kindergarten circa 1927


 
 Rip Van Winkle  Cinderella
  
  
 The Water Babies  Peter Pan
  
The Gambil Rose Window (detail) reminds us of the beauty of God's creation. 1955
 
  
 

 Florence Nightingale with her candle is flanked by Abraham Lincoln holding the broken chains and the Declaration of Emancipation (left) and George Washington Carver (right) with the significant symbols of his work, the retort and peanut plant.  This shows the Christian as nurse, statesman, and scientist.

Sanctuary east window

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 09:11