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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 on Friday, October 18: TimeLine 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 6:30 pm at Wellington Ave. United Church of Christ (615 W. Wellington).  The pre-theater talk will begin at7:15.  The 3 hour show with one intermission starts at 8:00 NO LATE SEATING. 
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!
Can’t attend the October 18th event but would like to donate.  Please use the Epiphany on line via our website or put a check in the offering Memo Welcome Meal.

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.orgRespond 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

Our annual summer “Ask The Pastor” sermon series is back, and your questions are needed. A recent tradition has emerged at Epiphany where members and friends of the congregation are asked to submit questions or thoughts for the pastor to engage with during Sunday worship in the sermon. If you’ve got a question you would like answered or have simply struggled with (some answer may never come from him or anyone on this side of eternity…), please email them to Pastor Kevin as soon as possible (for his planning purposes) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call him at the office at 773-281-4144. Questions or ideas can be submitted up until the early summer.


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.

This week at Epiphany
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