• Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings friends, There is a bit of consternation in my social media feed about when it is permissible to decorate for Christmas. I have always been a staunch defender of waiting until after Thanksgiving. I don’t want to be sick of Christmas carols before Christmas actually gets here! But more

  • Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings friends, Since the shooting in Sutherland Springs last week, a number of conversations have sprung up around faith communities about safety. Some of my colleagues in various parts of the country are hearing from anxious congregants, wondering how their church should address the situation. I got a call on

  • A Word from the Worship Ministry

    Over the past few months, and particularly these last weeks, the Stewardship ministry has done a wonderful job of reminding us how our church makes a difference – in our lives and in the world.  Hopefully all who are able have made their pledge. But this month’s article comes from

  • Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings Friends, I grew up in the United Church of Christ, but my extended family were all a part of the Church of Christ, a fundamentalist Christian church. They believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, no instrumental music, no women in leadership (except in Sunday school classes), baptism

  • PADS Help Needed!

    It’s Only Once a Month! PADS help is needed and it’s only once a month (the second Wednesday of every month through May)! We need help with our homeless shelter in the evening setting up and washing dishes. Then, in the morning we need help with cleanup! Talk with Susan

  • “Sleep Out Saturday” Collection for PADS

    The Junior and Senior High youth groups will be participating in “Sleep Out Saturday” on November 4. The Junior High youth group was inspired, after learning facts about homeless in DuPage County, to have a collection for our PADS guests here at the church. They will be collecting sizes 3,

  • Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings Friends, This Sunday we get to celebrate Reformation Sunday on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. We also get to consecrate our pledges as this year’s Stewardship campaign, and in addition to these exciting celebrations, we also get

  • Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings Friends, A lot happens around here between Sunday morning services, and a lot goes into preparing for those services! It’s not just our wonderful paid staff who make it happen—as wonderful as they are—it’s the result of many hours and lots of thoughtful work that keeps our church moving

  • Resettlement Celebration Picnic

    On October 1, our teams held a celebration picnic with our two newly resettled families. You can find some of the photos here. We have two good neighbor teams working with two refugee families from Syria. The families have faced many challenges resettling despite support: obtaining employment, transportation,medical issues, obtaining a

  • Advancing God’s Love and Justice

    Greetings Friends, From hurricane after hurricane, to a summer of fires in the northwest, to the present fires in California, to earthquakes in Mexico, the earth is clearly showing a capacity to create chaos. The horrific shooting in Las Vegas last week reminds us of the ongoing scourge of gun