Upcoming Events

Advent Vespers
In the run-up to Christmas Eve, we will pause nightly from December 17-23 to savor Advent with 30-minute candlelight services of scriptural texts and meditations. Join us in the Chapel on any or all nights to await our Lord. Questions? Call the church office at 708-383-4983.

Advent study: “Prepare the Way” to get our hearts ready for Christmas
During Advent, even as we repeatedly hear the words “prepare the way”, we often get sidetracked and allow Advent to slip away in a rush before we have prepared our hearts to welcome the Christ into our lives once more. All are invited to participate in an Advent study called “Prepare the Way” at 7 pm on Monday evenings.  This study includes daily meditations as lead-up to the Monday evening discussions along the themes of peace, justice, fearlessness and faithfulness.  If you wish to join in, please contact Elizabeth Loudermilk so that a book can be ordered for you.

Worship Services on December 24
  • Morning Worship at 10:00 am: Appropriate for all ages. No nursery care provided.
  • 5:00 pm Family Service with Carols, Candles and an Interactive Retelling of the Christmas Story with the Children. (Approximately 50 minutes and children are welcome to wear pjs)
  • 7:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with choir and organ.  No nursery care provided.  Please let the ushers know if there is something you need to make the service enjoyable for all.  Bags with crayons and toys will be available.

Jim Winkler: Peace in Israel & Palestine

Photo from NCC
January 14, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Jim Winkler is the President of the National Council of Churches, where he works with staff, board members, Christian and interfaith leaders. Prior to his work with the NCC, he was General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. Join us to hear Jim’s talk on Israel and Palestine.
Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land has gone on for 50 years. The bible proclaims that ‘you shall hallow the 50th year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family’ (Lev. 25: 10). This is the jubilee year. It is time for Palestinians to return to their land.