OLIVE BRANCH MISSION
Thanks to all who volunteered to make this happen, including Jeremy Glen and Gloria Heatedly who helped to plan this project. Jeremy received the following note from Katrina Coleman of the Mission: Just wanted to tell you thank you and your group for the extremely thoughtful and wonderful gift! They are gorgeous! The moms and kids are so excited and now staff will start donating books to help the "library" grow. This was a great idea.
ST. PAULS HOUSE 90TH ANNIVERSARY
ST. PAULS HOUSE NINETIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Sunday November 13th at 3 pm (3800 North California) Please join Rev. Matt Smucker, Rev. Fred Trost and the St. Pauls Brass in celebration. It began with a vision from a founding pastor at St. Pauls Church in Chicago to build â€œa house where aged men and women could live together in quiet harmony and comfort, finding companionship and fellowship.â€ With land donated by two church members, the cornerstone was laid in 1920 and on November 13, 1921, St. Pauls House opened its doors. Help commemorate 90 years of rich history, devotion and compassion in a ministry of serving older adults. For more information, go to lutheranlifecommunities.org. Rsvp 773.478.4222.
Olive Branch Books
LAST CALL FOR CHILDRENâ€™S BOOKS We have two bookcases for the Olive Branch and we donâ€™t want the shelves to be bare! Join the adventure as we head to the Olive Branch on Sunday November 6th. We will carpool from Epiphany with the bookcases, boxes of books, and sweet treats as the Epiphany Sunday School book delivery team. We will head out about 1 pm, after the children have practiced for the Christmas Pageant, please consider packing a light lunch to eat before we go.
CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DEDICATION
Thursday, Oct. 20 â€“ Sunday October 23
Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) will dedicate its new, state-of-the-art building at 60th and Dorchester Ave. Our LEED-Silver certified facility was designed with staunch commitments to accessibility and flexibility, academic excellence and mutual learning, environmental sustainability, and engagement with the world beyond our walls. Kicking off the celebration weekend is a musical concert featuring Sweet Honey and the Rock. All of the net proceeds will go towards student scholarships. On Oct. 21, the day begins with a brunch and reunion for Alumni/ae and Friends, a keynote presentation by Dr. Dow Edgerton, Professor of Ministry, and the Dedication Ceremony at the new building. Please register for these events at www.ctschicago.edu/newbuilding or contact Nell Stigler, Development Office, at (773) 322-0245.
PEDAL FOR PEACE BIKE-A-THON
Mark your calendars for the 2011 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon on Saturday, October 1! Sign up to ride on the 12 or 24 mile loop along the beautiful Chicago lakefront and ask friends and family to sponsor you. Organized by the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN). All proceeds will go to support health, education, and advocacy projects in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A Pedal for Peace packet, including a printable pre-registration form, pledge form, instructions and a fuller description of the projects funded http://www.crln.org/
VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TUTORS NEEDED
Albany Park Community Center (APCC) is in need of volunteer tutors for adult students in English as a Second Language (ESL), basic literacy, math and citizenship.
Contact Karen Parrillo - Adult Literacy/Citizenship Coordinator (773) 433-3741