Donate to the Rebuild and Modernization

It's official! Floor boards were taken up in the ceremony to start the rebuild and modernization project. Would you like to donate towards the effort? This link will take you to the donation page. 

Bishop Yehiel Curry is Installed!

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Congratulations to Bishop Yehiel Curry who was elected to be the sixth bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, at this year's assembly on Saturday, June 8, 2019. 

Installation Date and Location: Bishop-elect Yehiel Curry, will be installed as bishop on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477. All are invited to the installation and reception that follows. His term officially began on September 1, 2019. He is replacing Bishop Wayne N. Miller who is retiring August 31 after two terms as bishop.

 

Construction Kick-Off Celebration!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

Come and make some noise on Saturday, September 14 at 5pm as we officially kick-off the construction project that will get us back into 611 Randolph! Construction project leaders from Bulley and Andrews will be there, along with leadership from Good Shepherd. Be ready for a few activities: planting flowers on the street corner, making banners for the fence. There will be a "Build-Your-Own" sandwich station and other treats. Those present will receive a memento of the day.  

Jazz Prayer

Friday, September 20 at 7:30 pm

Acceptance — God always wants a connection to us. When we feel lost we need to ask ourselves who is hiding - God or Us?  Doors open 7:10 with refreshments; music begins at 7:30 p.m. This month you'll hear Duke Ellington"s tune Warm Valley and Reinhold Niehbur's Serenity Prayer. This gathering is designed to be meaningful and comfortable for people who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious” and for people who love jazz music performed well.  All are welcome.

Another Success Story for Kidz Express

After 17 years with Kidz Express, Marco Dodd is ready to move on. He started with the program at 10 years old, eventually serving as the assistant director. In December 2019, Dodd will graduate from Concordia with a degree in Middle Grades Education (double major math/social sciences) and transition immediately to teaching grades 6-8 at a neighboring Chicago public school. According to Dodd, his experience at Kidz Express prepared him every step of the way. Here more about his story Read more »

Enneagram Workshop, Oct 12

Explore Your Spiritual Path through the Enneagram

The Enneagram is very helpful tool to understanding ourselves, our relationships with others, and our spiritual journeys.  Join us on Saturday, October 12 for a day-long exploration of the Enneagram. The day’s schedule includes: Read more »

Register for Sunday School!

Sunday School begins on September 8 at 10:30am*. Before then, register your children for classes. This will help Deaconess Debbie in her planning for the year. Find an online registration form here or pick up a paper copy next time you are at church.

* Please note the change in start time! Beginning on September 8, we will be worshiping at 9:00am. Sunday School will begin at 10:30am in the Chapel. Please contact Deaconess Debbie if you have any questions.

Oktoberfest celebration

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 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: $15
  • Children $5

Temporary Quarters

The Randolph Street building is now a renovation work site. We have moved operations temporarily to the First Baptist Church, 820 Ontario Street, Oak Park. Entrances are directly across from Scoville Park. The sanctuary is on the second floor. Parking is found on the surrounding streets or the Parking Garage on North Blvd, east of Oak Park Ave. Worship at 9:00 am and Education Hour at 10:30am (September through May).

 

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