THURSDAY EVENINGS @7:30 P.M.
ARE BACK THROUGH OCTOBER!
So MORE S'MORES AND MORE
and Frozen freezer pops too!
"Set a fire down in our soul. That we can't contain that we can't control. We want more of you God."
Time to donate your gently used coats!
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is Collecting Coats Now!
The Irving Park Food Pantry is collecting for their annual Coat Drive in October. If you would like to donate ...any WARM, gently-used winter coats for men, women, or children, please bring to one of the following drop-off locations:
- IP Food Pantry at 3801 N. Keeler ONLY during Pantry operating hours (Wednesdays 9am-12pm or Tuesday 10/10 6pm-7:30pm)
- Either Disney II Magnet School Campus at 3815 N. Kedvale or 3900 N. Lawndale
- Old Irving Brewing at 4419 W. Montrose Ave.
- The Linnemeyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp Ave.
-You can also bring coats to Faith Church on Sunday during services, or by arranging a drop-off time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collections are being accepted now through 10/25, which will be the last date of distribution to clients.
Our Statement in Response to Events of Hate and Violence in our Country and the World
We at Faith UCC remember as Christians the victims of violence, of bigotry, and of intolerance. We pray for comfort and hope for the families and friends of those killed and wounded by racists, and hate groups. We affirm with one voice the principles of human dignity, freedom and justice that provide the foundation for social, religious, and civic life in this nation and throughout the world.
We call upon all people of good will to speak out unequivocally against all ideologies and actions which advocate the ideas of white supremacy, racism, neo-Nazism, and bigotry against Jews, Muslims, other religions, races, ethnic groups, and other minority groups.
Our Annual Church Picnic and Rally Day Gathering
September 10th we worshiped outside in the street in front of the church and then had our annual Church Picnic/Block Party. After all the food and fellowship we gathered for our Rally Day activity and discussion about our Spiritual Gifts as we hope to discern how the Spirit entrusts us to steward and use them for the building of God's Kingdom in the world and within us. To facilitate our discussion we are using the Spiritual Gifts Test. If you do the survey and wish to share your results with us please forward the email you will receive with your top five gifts identified for you to email@example.com.
Daylight savings time falls back 11/05/2017
FOR October IS
Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ has identified priority positions for special funding. These mission priority positions have been received by Global Ministries from partner churches and church agencies and will be filled on the basis of a special fund raising project. These fully supported positions provide the missionary with a modest salary, health care, pension, housing and additional benefits related to educational benefits for children. A fully supported missionary is sent when an international partner makes a request for a person to fill a specific need that meets the Critical Presence criteria, finances are available for the appointment, and an appropriate person who can fill the role is found. Missionaries usually serve a term of 3 to 4 years.
Our School Supply Drive in Support of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry has Ended...Thanks for your generosity!
BUT...The Pantry can always use more school supplies so if you would still like to contribute bring your donations to our Sunday Worship services or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off time...OR DELIVER THEM DIRECTLY TO THE Irving Park Community Food Pantry.
Faith Church collected school supplies in support of the children and families served by the Irving Park Community Food Pantry. The school supplies needed were: loose-leaf notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, black or blue pens, washable markers, colored pencils, #2 pencils, pencil cases, crayons, erasers, glue and glue sticks, rulers (marked inches & centimeters). Our targeted date for completion of our drive was Sunday, 8/20/17.
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY
The Tuesday morning group is taking a break and will resume meeting on 9/12/17 at 10:00 am.
The Thursday Night Bible Study meets at 6:00 PM at the church. IT is open for additional participants.
If you'd like more information re: joining a study group, please email us with your contact information to the mail address below and the leader will get back to you...Thanks!