Just as we FINALLY get summer to start, the days start getting shorter! WHAT?!? How can that be?
Just remember: every blessing carries a shadow side, and every shadow a blessing.
And remember this, too: "God works all things for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28). Our challenge is not just to remember this, but to live it every day. By being grateful. By celebrating each moment, each day.
You won't notice those shorter days if you are busy filling them gratitude for all that each one brings.
Sundays - Every Sunday - Worship Service - 10:30 am.
6/2 - Communion Sunday
6/30 - Coin Collection for Benevolence
Tuesdays - 6/11 - Ladies Lunch - 11:30 am - Hearth Rock Cafe
Wednesdays - Every Wednesday - Bible Study - 7 PM - Fellowship Room - Everyone invited.
Thursdays - 6/13 - Church Board - 7 PM - Fellowship Room - note different date.
6/27 - Community Dinner - 5:30 PM - Poplar Grove Church - Eat and/or serve. See Sandy Free.
Other News -
Ladies Lunch - Come out for lunch on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:30 am and get to know other women in the church! Join us inside Benson Stone in Rockford for lunch at the Hearth Rock Cafe. Talk to Leslie if you are interested.
Refreshments - Everyone seems to enjoy the treats on Sunday, so let's all try to participate in the new format. It is basically like a potluck each Sunday. Bring something when you can!
Coin Collection - Don't forget to bring your jar of coins on Sunday, June 30. We collect these coins for our Benevolence giving. Next date will be Sunday, September 29.
New address - Correspondence to Dylan Dosett (and Angela) should now be sent to:
Comer Children's Hospital / Attn. Dylan Dosett / Room 606 / 5721 S. Maryland Ave. / Chicago, IL 60637
Challenge - Remember the challenge- what else should we be doing as a congregation? Share those ideas!
Looking Ahead -
Holocaust Museum - If you would be interested in going to Skokie to visit the Holocaust Museum sometime, please talk to Jennifer. Sara Akerlund is very involved there and she would be our tour guide.