Welcome Meal Fundraiser
The Welcome Meal invites you to see TimeLine's production of "A Raisin in the Sun."
Welcome Meal 2014 costs for the meals are estimated at $20,000. Thankfully we have volunteers who provide desert and beverages. Rarely do we feed less than 60 people on a weekly basis. The cost of the Welcome Meal ministry has been generously supported by a few donors through the years, but now we are being gracefully challenged to fully embrace this ministry, including the costs.
So, you can support the Welcome Meal ministry by attending a special fundraiser onTimeLine Theater’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” This powerful drama “changed American theater forever” (The New York Times) and resonates across generations. Reception will start at
Tickets are $100 each. For reservations, contact Kathy Engert (847) 251-4328 – You may also go to the on-line registration form. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Youth Spiritual Information
The REYG youth are going on Wisconsin Dells trip from June 21-23 and will be having a mid-summer all-night lock-in on Wednesday, July 31st . Through your generosity, they’ve raised over $2000 to help partially fund their trip and remodel the new youth room. Thank you!
Respond to Disaster
UCC Emergency USA Fund
The tornadoes in Oklahoma are the most recent disaster among hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, ice storms, chemical spills. Gifts to the UCC Emergency USA Fund enable the UCC to go the "extra mile" in responding to disasters. You can contribute to disaster relief via the UCC website – ucc.org – Respond to Disaster. If you wish to designate your gift to Emergency USA for a specific disaster, be sure to write it in the comments. You may also contribute by check. Checks payable to United Church of Christ, marked for Emergency USA Fund may be sent to 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
UCC General Synod
Pastor Kevin was elected to be an Illinois delegate to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod which is the gathering of the wider church in order to do denominational business, voice justice concerns, and celebrate the work of the 5300 churches that make up our denomination. He will be gone from June 27 to July 3 in Long Beach, California. Pastor Kevin and Pastor Bill Bordonaro will be presenting the resolutions to be considered by the delegates at the next Cluster 2 gathering on Tuesday, May 28th at Bethany UCC (6:30 PM), to which all are invited.
Ask The Pastor
Adult Spiritual Formation
One Book, One Epiphany Summer Book Club will be reading Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. You’re asked to read this rich and thoughtful novel through the summer months and join us on Sunday, August 25 after church to share your thoughts and insights on the book.
Ask The Pastor sermon series will be ongoing throughout the summer—please
Theology on Tap will continue to meet on the following dates at Black Rock Pub on Damen on the following Mondays: June 3, July 8, and August 5 (all 6:30 PM). Look for the thought provoking material a few weeks before each meeting—all are invited for beer, food, and thoughtful conversation!
Common Pantry is looking for volunteers
Common Community offers social service assistance, referrals and a free lunch to Common Pantry clients every Wednesday from 11am-4pm. In addition to a meal and a place to gather, participants of Common Community have an opportunity to work with dedicated staff and volunteers who are able to assist them in accessing resources such as completing SNAP applications (food stamps), find medical care, or providing referrals for other social service needs.
Volunteers are needed for two shifts every Wednesday – from 10:30am to 2:00pm, and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. A positive and compassionate attitude, willingness to work with a team and computer skills are required. Weekly attendance and conversational Spanish skills are highly preferred.