CHILDRENâ€™S SPIRITUAL FORMATION
A Kids and Communion Workshop is being planned for Sunday, April 22 after worship. In this workshop, Pastor Kevin will share different approaches on how to explain communion to children, the decision parents must make about when they wish to have children participate in the sacrament (we truly do have an open communion, thus we have no rules on when children are allowed to participate at the Table). This one-hour, fifteen minute workshop will also include a chance for the children to have a â€œhands-onâ€ experience with communion elements, while also giving parents a private time to discuss the issue amongst themselves. Please RSVP to Pastor Kevin if you are interested in attending.
The children will be learning about the Last Supper during Sunday School today. The Childrenâ€™s Storytime in our worship service will be tied into todayâ€™s Sunday School focus.
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ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Youâ€™re invited to join a monthly Theology On Tap group which will meet on Monday, April 2nd at 6:30pm. Due to scheduling conflicts, the group will meet at the parsonage. The discussion will be on how the Bible is understood in the United Church of Christ, our denomination. Copies of an article by Professor Robin Scroggs on this topic are available on the narthex table.
LENTEN STUDY SERIES CONTINUES The Challenge of Forgiveness: the struggle, the limits, the freedom. Pastor Kevin the series on forgiveness, exploring the personal, theological, and philosophical dimensions of this life-long struggle. The study will take place on Sunday mornings at 12 noon.
Meeting Five (Mar 25)â€”Forgiving The Unforgivable: the Helen Prejean story
Meeting Six (Apr 1)â€”Human & Divine Forgiveness: Jesusâ€™ unforgivable sin
Connect With Epiphany
â€œConnect With Ministryâ€ Event Scheduled For Sunday, March 4 After Worship Looking for ways to serve the congregation, perhaps as an usher, a committee or team member, or even during the Welcome Meal? Stick around after worship on March 4 and learn how you can help your community of faith!
A Night In Romania: A Celebration & Fundraiser for The Homework Project set for Friday, March 9. 6:30 PM â€“ Romanian Cocktails; 7:30 PM â€“ Romanian Dinner. Special program to follow. More information to follow, but save the date!
Ravenswood UCC and Epiphany UCC are beginning the dialogue on creating a joint youth group (13-18). Please join us on Sunday, January 22 at 1 PM at Ravenswood UCC to discuss what that youth group might look like. We especially want to encourage youth and parents of youth (including ones who anticipate their children being youth at this church in the upcoming years) to join us for this gathering. In addition, we will discuss the upcoming UCC's National Youth Event at Purdue University on July 10-13, 2012. For more information, contact Pastor Kevin.
Adult Christian Education
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Youâ€™re invited to join a monthly Theology On Tap group which will meet at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N. Damen Ave) where participants will explore theological topics, usually based on selected short articles or book chapters. The first gathering is tomorrow Monday, January 9, starting at 6:30 PM. The food special on Monday evenings: delicious sliders for 50 cents apiece. The first article to be discussed is â€œThis Present Paradiseâ€ by Rita Brock & Rebecca Parker. Copies are available on the narthex table. Or you may contact Pastor Kevin for a copy
Another opportunity to grow can be found in a new short book study starting on Sunday, February 5 after church at 11:50 AM, and ending on Sunday, February 19. If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person by Phillip Gulley and James Mulholland will explore question of the eternal fate of humanity, and how Gulley Mulholland came to the conclusion that the perfect grace of Christ will save everyone. The book is available for purchase from the church for $15. Consider joining this faith stretching study.
Wednesday night events
For those that don't know it, we filled out an application for food baskets from the CTA early this year. One day he heard back; we were to get 10 baskets of food, they recommended we come with a cart and a copy of this email saying our organization won. We get there, and they arrive on the back of the santa train, they stacked 9 boxes for each of the 10 organizations they had there that day See photo. The 10th was handed out when the head of the organization took a picture with the President and Chairman of the CTA. While we never knew about this before, CTA employees have been raising money for this annual event for some time.