Church Life

Dec 2 2018 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Stay Active!

Join us on Mondays at 9:00am to Stay Active. One hour once a week can help you stay fit and active. Join Sarah Jaacks, a trained physical therapist in the lobby of First Baptist for simple stretching exercises to aid mobility. No reservations needed. This class is designed for those 60 and older.

 

Daytimers

Daytimers is open to anyone who can attend events during the day - no matter what your age. Typically, the Daytimers take trips to local sights, often followed by a meal together. Daytimers generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Watch this space for events for November and December. Outings are also listed in the Epistle and the monthly newsletter.

Upcoming events -

November 14 - visit to Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie ($10 general admission for seniors). Lunch to follow at a near by restaurant.

December 19 - Oak Park River Forest Museum to see the exhibit Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing ($5 general admission). Lunch follows at the Oak Park Conservatory ($10 for lunch). Read more »

Christmas Market Place

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Make a dent in your holiday shopping Sunday, December 2nd with handcrafted and fair trade items!  The annual Christmas Market Place will take place from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Find global gifts with Ten Thousand Villages, unique jewelry, handcrafted plush toys and local honey. Many other local crafters with cards, knit crafts and other items will be on hand to assist shoppers with wonderful gifts for the holiday season. The Christmas Market Place has been an annual event for about 20 years, and is a great opportunity to support social service agencies through purchases of hand-crafted items, many of which are produced in developing countries.  

Time for Greece!

Follow in the Footsteps of Paul to visit places found in the Bible from September 8 - 20, 2019. Visit Philippi where Paul delivered his first sermon and baptized Lydia, the first European convert. Visit Byzantine churches with their ornate mosaics and see the monasteries of Meteora that seem to hang between heaven and earth. After several days in Athens, board a cruise ship to sail through the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini on the way to Kusadasi, where you can tour the ancient ruins of Ephesus in Turkey. Download the brochure or contact Pastor Kathy for details.

 

Flock O'Readers

Come join us!  We meet on the following Wednesdays at 2:30pm. Our meeting places will be changing - if you are interested in joining us, please touch base with Gail Frost at gsfrost@comcast.

November 28 - any book written by Victoria Thompson at Linda Bernat's home

January 23 - book and place to be determined

February 27 - book and place to be determined

Consider joining us - as we discuss new books, favorite reads and favorite authors.  If you like to read and share what you have read, come check out our group.

Meal Shepherds

Imagine that you are recovering from surgery or dealing with a sick loved one. Now imagine that a friend shows up with a basket filled with a warm dinner for your family. That is what the Meal Shepherds do. From time to time there are several families that need meals, but each Meal Shepherd is responsible for one or a few meals. Call the church office if you would like to be on the list of people who make meals. Also, please let the church office know if you would like a meal after recovering from surgery or have a sick loved one. We also provide meals for new parents those first days you are home from the hospital.

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