For our complete schedule for the month of June, see our Calendar of events (PDF).
Upcoming Special Events
ANNUAL 'WALK FOR PEACE'
Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am
Join the Alliance of Local Service Organizations and community members for the kick-off of a Safe Summer. The 23rd annual neighborhood 'Walk' will begin at Potomac and Spaulding in the Humboldt Park community—an area that has experienced more than 50 people shot or killed this year. Let's not just talk about Peace; let's walk the 'Walk'!
CELEBRATING DADS AND GRADS
FAMILY TRIP TO BROOKFIELD ZOO
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am
Take the whole family to Brookfield Zoo for a day of 'wild' fun! Invite your friends; pack a picnic lunch; celebrate the Dads and the graduates. A limited number of discounted tickets are available. Adults are $5; children and youth are FREE. Download your registration form HERE. (En Español: AQUI). We will also provide transportation at no extra charge.
Sunday, June 17, 12:00 pm (Note the Time)
During our Worship service we will take time to recognize the fathers and mentors in our congregation; and we'll pray blessing over our graduates as they prepare to enter High School. Our service will begin following our monthly meal for the hungry at First Lutheran Church. We serve the meal at 11:00 am.
MENTAL HEALTH MOVES FORWARD
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
Those who are working on our signature drive for the ballot referendum are invited to meet with others who are working on the project. If you want to help with the campaign to bring a mental health center back to the community, please see Pastor Ray.
ILLINOIS CONFERENCE (UCC) ANNUAL CELEBRATION
June 8-9, 2018
Pastor Ray will participate in the UCC Annual Conference that will be held at Elmhurst College.
JUNE SUNDAY DINNER
Sunday, June 17, 11:00 am
We'll serve a great meal prior to our worship service. We're always looking for volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal. Contact the church for more information.
Ongoing Services & Ministries
Sunday Bilingual Worship Service - 10:30 am (12:00 pm on the 3rd Sunday of the Month)
Along with the Nuestra Señora De Las Americas congregation, we express our worship of God through music, praise, Scripture, responses, prayer, and weekly celebration of the Eucharist. Our worship style reflects our diverse cultural traditions. Songs are sung in Spanish, English or both. The sermon is usually in English, but there is always a summary in Spanish. The first Sunday of the month is designed to engage children and youth. Occasionally, we "make our own Sunday" where members are encouraged to use their talents and gifts to encourage one another.
Godly Play & Youth Group - As announced
As we transition to our new location at 1st Lutheran, we're expanding 'Godly Play' and our youth program. 'Godly Play' is a unique Montessori-based approach to teach children (K - 6th Grade) spiritual truth. Youth in grades 7 and up have their own age appropriate faith formation discussions. See the home page each week for updates.
Sunday Dinner - 11:00 pm (on the 3rd Sunday of the Month)
Once a month, we prepare and serve a Sunday Dinner to anyone in the community that is hungry. We serve the meal at First Lutheran Church, 3500 W. Fullerton Ave., starting at 11:00 am. Our worship service begins at 12:00 pm following the meal in the church sanctuary.
The North Side Prayer Fellowship - 11:00 am on Thursdays
This prayer circle meets in a member's home. Contact the church for details.
Monthly "Wellness Check" Bible Study - 7:00 pm (on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month)
Using a variety of spiritual practices such as Lectio Divina, guided meditation, and our labyrinth, this group supports one another to experience spiritual growth.