Jazz Prayer: Songs for Saints & Sinners

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for a Soul Feast, a joyous celebration of your spirit connecting with the Divine Spirit. You'll meet fellow lovers of jazz and prayer for an hour of great music, meaningful meditation and fun community - an opportunity to exhale the week and inhale the weekendThird Friday of every month at 7:30 pm. There will be light snacks preceding the service for those who are rushing from work. Take a break, take a breath, slow down and prepare to inhale the weekend.

Every Three Seconds

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

In a society where materialism reigns, what is the real secret to happiness?            FInd out more over lunch on Sunday, Nov. 23 as we watch the movie Every Three SecondsEvery Three Seconds is about doing well by doing good – about changing the world and changing your own life in the process. Click here to see the trailer. Your donation will defray food costs. Follow five regular folks – a boy, a college student, a thirty-something and two seniors – whose lives went from ordinary to extraordinary based on one simple decision: to engage.

New Member Directory

An up-to-date directory of all members, staff and other active persons is now available on the Good Shepherd website.  To access the directory, you must be a member and have a website login ID.  If you aren't already set up, it's easy!  Just use "create new account" in the upper right hand corner of the home page.  Your membership status will be confirmed by the church office.  Then you will have access to members-only content, including all Shepherd's Staff newsletters and Epistles for the last several years (worship bulletins are available to everyone!), and an up-to-date copy of the Member Directory.  After logging in, the Member Directory can be accessed from "Member Directories" on the left-hand side of the home page.

Christmas Poinsettias

Help fill the sanctuary with poinsettia plants in red, white and pink to celebrate this joyous Christmas season!  Sponsor plants by printing and filling out the order form attached hereto.  Attach a check with memo "poinsettias" and mail or drop off to the church office.  Plants you order can be taken home after Christmas Day service or left to be enjoyed until Epiphany.  Deadline to order: December 7th.

Generosity Gatherings -- What We Learned

In the past few weeks, the Stewardship Committee hosted several gatherings to explore the topic of generosity. We learned many things about how generosity grows in us and what effect it has on the giver.

Some of us are taught from an early age by our parents to be generous and to give at church and Sunday school. Others of us didn’t experience that guidance, but learned about generosity through lessons at church or by seeing others who practiced generosity.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This annual worship service featuring traditions from many religions is hosted by the Oak Park-River Forest Community of Congregations. Clergy and other representatives from local religious communities will read sacred texts from various traditions and lead prayers which reflect the area's diversity. Held at West Suburban Temple Har Zion (1040 N. Harlem, River Forest).  All are welcome!


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