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Nov
18
5:30 PM17:30

Feed My Starving Children

Part of our church's Statement of Identity and Purpose says "there is room for all at the table...to be fed and to feed."

In this season when we celebrate how God Provides, we will both be fed, and we will feed--experiencing God's providing, and then being part of God's providing for others.

We will have appetizers and desserts at the church from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, followed by carpooling to eed My Starving Children in Libertyville to pack meals from 8:00 – 9:30pm.  FMSC is a non-profit organization empowering volunteers to pack meals for the malnourished in nearly 70 countries.

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Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Saints: Justice

Tonight we consider what it means to "do justice" as the prophet commanded us. We will learn from two 20th century saints of God's family: Frances Perkins and Martin Luther King, Jr. Each worked systemically from the foundation of their faith to build a better world for all people. Their life experiences and their deep faith combined to make them hard workers for God's kingdom here on earth, especially looking out for those the world often left behind. 

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Saints: Love

This week we consider the character of love through the eyes of the poet George Herbert and the musician JS Bach. Each created beautiful things to proclaim the love of God, and they did so because they knew that love themselves. Learn how they saw their art and their life and their faith as all intertwined, and be inspired by the beauty of God's glorious love made audible in their words and music.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Saints: Courage

Another unlikely pairing who teach us a lot just by who they are and how they talk about themselves: Perpetua and her companions, who were martyred in the 2nd century, and Enmegahbowh, an Ojibwa medicine man with Methodist influences, who became an Episcopal priest. Each of them faced incredible difficulty and opposition even from their own families, and they faced these difficulties with courage and grace.

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Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Saints: Wisdom

This week we're back at Panera, learning about Hildegard of Bingen (who lived in Germany in the 11th century) and CS Lewis (who lived in 20th century England). At first glance they don't seem to have much in common, but they are each purveyors of God's wisdom in their own unique ways. Come and learn about what they understood and how they passed that wisdom on to others.

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Nov
22
5:00 PM17:00

Unexpected Bounty: Potluck and Worship Service

Come to PCOP on the Saturday evening before Thanksgiving to celebrate in gratitude for all God has done, and commit ourselves to another year of living gratefully. Invite a friend or neighbor! Everyone who uses the building throughout the week is also invited. Bring a dish to pass, and we will feast on the luck-of-the-pots!

After dinner, we will have a communion service around the tables together.

Sunday morning, we will enjoy an Unexpected Sabbath with no commitments. (No worship service on Sunday November 23rd.) You are encouraged to actually practice Sabbath during this "found time"--rather than using it to finish up the to-do list, use it to rest in God, to remember that God is in control and you are not, and to remember that God has set us free from slavery--even slavery to the chores and honey-do lists! Relax, be renewed by the Spirit, spend time with your family, and allow God to care for you.

 

If you have a recipe to contribute to the PCOP cookbook, this is a great time to make it and bring the dish! We will have a photographer on hand to take pictures of food that will soon be published in the best cookbook the NW Suburbs have ever seen.

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