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KANSA CoNEXTion Newsletter

Our bi-weekly newsletter (PDF) has all the details of upcoming special events and activities

LENT 2021 "Breaking Down Walls: Our Journey To God's New Humanity"

From February 14 - April 3, we will offer the following events and groups during Lent.

40 Days of Reconciliation - Monday - Saturday, starting February 17.
Check out a daily Scripture and prayer on our Facebook page or our Lenten blog related to our themes.

"Breaking Down Walls" Bilingual Worship Service
- 10:30 am each Sunday of Lent, starting February 21
God broke down the dividing walls of hostility at the cross of Jesus. But we keep rebuilding them. Together, we will identify the walls that continue to divide us and learn how to live into God's new humanity.

Lenten Book Club Discussion - Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting February 24
We are reading How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi to learn how we can break down the wall of racism. If you would like to participate, contact the church for the Zoom link.

"Wall Demolition Crew" Sermon and Scripture Discussion
- Thursdays at 10:00 am, starting February 25
Sermons aren't supposed to be lectures or monologues. So, we're offering a weekly discussion group to specifically look at the Scriptures and theme of our Sunday sermon. (Via Zoom). Contact the church for the link.

Occupy Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 28 Time TBA
We will join with the other congregations of the Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance to take action to break down a wall of inequity and hostility. Watch for specific details.

Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday - April 1 Details to be announced.
Good Friday - April 2 Details to be announced.

Easter Sunday
- Sunday, April 4 at 10:30 am. Location to be announced.

Ongoing Services & Ministries

ONLINE Bilingual Worship Service - 10:30 am each Sunday
As a bilingual/bicultural, multi-denominational congregation, we express our worship of God each Sunday 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 normally in English, but simultaneous translation is provided. Several times a year, our children and youth "take over the church" or we "make our own Sunday" where members use their wisdom, talents and gifts to encourage one another.

After School 'ZOOM'-ba for Pre-K - 6th Grade - 4:00 pm every other Wednesday
Meet friends, have fun, dance, feed your faith, tell jokes, get support via a Zoom group. See the KANSA CoNEXTion for specific dates. The group is conducted in English.

(Due to our 2021 Lent activities, Stay Alive (AM and PM) will resume following Easter.
This Bible study, prayer and support group meets online each week. 'STAY ALIVE' is conducted in English.

"Community Dinners" Partnership NEW
"Community Dinners" serve meals for anyone who is hungry every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon starting at 4:00 pm. Starting in 2021, we are collecting food and funds to provide their meal on the last Thursday of the month. During the pandemic, all meals are served "take-out" at St. Nicolai United Church of Christ, 3000 N. Kedzie Ave.

Oasis Garden Gathering
- Will resume in Spring 2021
Come to the Garden (weather permitting) to enjoy a time of in-person fellowship, refreshment and spiritual renewal. Face coverings are required and CDC guidelines for physical distance will be maintained. If you are interested in having a plot at the garden, contact the church.

'Godly Play' Time
- Will resume when schools reopen for in-person learning.
'Godly Play' is a unique Montessori-based approach to teach children (Pre-K - 6th Grade) spiritual and Biblical truth. Join old and new friends online for stories, activities and movement. 'Godly Play' is conducted in English.