Church Life

Sep 14 2018 - 5:00pm - Sep 16 2018 - 10:00am
Sep 22 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Oktoberfest celebration

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

While not as rowdy as the one in Munich, this Oktoberfest Celebration has everything needed: German Food, dancing, and German beer. This year it takes place in the lovely gymnasium at First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario St., Oak Park. Once again Paul Collins from Ethnic Dance Chicago leads us in easy dancing for all ages. Tickets for food and dancing can be purchased in advance. Beer and wine is sold at the venue.  So get out your lederhosen or dirndls or other party clothes, bring your friends and enjoy the gemütlichkeit. 

  • Adults: $12
  • Children $6

Kurtenbach Farm Trip

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm - Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 10:00am

When is the last time you enjoyed a day on a farm?

Saturday, September 15 we have a whole day to enjoy this treat at the Kurtenbach Farm in Chatsworth Illinois. This 1800 acre farm, which has been in the family for over 150 years, is less than 2-hours away. Saturday begins with a tour of the many animals: chickens, goats, pigs and more. Then we cool off in the huge pond. Little ones will enjoy a sandy beach. Older ones will enjoy the paddle boat and swimming dock. We might even get to use the tower and zip line. Saturday ends with a campfire by the pond. Those who like to camp are invited to start on Friday, September 14 or stay through Sunday, September 16. Pick up a brochure at church for more information and the address.

Flock O'Readers

Come join us!  We meet on the following Wednesdays at 2:30pm. Our meeting places will be changing - if you are interested in joining us, please touch base with Gail Frost at gsfrost@comcast.

September 26 - Summer reads - at Linda Bernat's home

October 24 - A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

November 28 - TBD

 

Consider joining us - as we discuss new books, favorite reads and favorite authors.  If you like to read and share what you have read, come check out our group.

Time for Greece!

Follow in the Footsteps of Paul to visit places found in the Bible from September 8 - 20, 2019. Visit Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon and baptized Lydia, the first European convert. Visit Byzantine churches with their ornate mosaics and see the monasteries of Meteora that seem to hang between heaven and earth. After several days in Athens, board a cruise ship to sail through the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini on the way to Kusadasi, where you can tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. Download the brochure or contact Pastor Kathy for details.

 

Meal Shepherds

Imagine that you are recovering from surgery or dealing with a sick loved one. Now imagine that a friend shows up with a basket filled with a warm dinner for your family. That is what the Meal Shepherds do. From time to time there are several families that need meals, but each Meal Shepherd is responsible for one or a few meals. Call the church office if you would like to be on the list of people who make meals.

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