Christmas Poinsettias

Help fill the sanctuary with poinsettia plants in red, white and pink to celebrate this joyous Christmas season! Sponsor plants by ordering online or by using the order form in your Sunday bulletin starting November 27. Plants you order can be taken home after Christmas Day service or left to be enjoyed until Epiphany. Deadline to order: December 11.

Christmas Market Place

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Make a dent in your holiday shopping this Sunday with handcrafted and fair trade items!  The annual Christmas Market Place will take place from 9am--1pm. Find global gifts with Ten Thousand Villages, unique jewelry, quality kitchen items with Pampered Chef, and handcrafted scarves. 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.  

Jazz Prayer: Christmas Carol Celebration

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

While most Jazz Prayer gives time for reflection on the words and melodies, this month will give lots of time for audience participation. December Jazz Prayer is filled with Christmas Carols set to a jazz beat. Instrumental riffs will feel like the Charley Brown Christmas. Wear your Santa hat and join the fun! Read more »

Youth Bake Sale

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Our youth will be having a Bake Sale this Sunday during the Christmas Marketplace! Come and support trips and activities (like the White Pines retreat pictured here) for our young people while picking up some delicious holiday goodies! Don't miss it!

Holiday Food and Gift Basket

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 8:00am - Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:30am

Each year Good Shepherd members and friends take the files of 40 families from the Holiday Food and Gift Basekt program. The Holiday Food and Gift Basket, a community institution since the 1970's, provides food gift cards for Thanksgiving to low income families, seniors and adult singles living in Oak Park and River Forest. The program also coordinates hundreds of sponsors to purchase holiday gifts delivered to the same households in December. Wrapped gifts are due back to United Lutheran the first week of December.

Being Lutheran Book Group

This month Anna Johnson, Asst. Professor of Reformation History at Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary leads a discussion on some of the most famous Lutherans in the U.S.: the Lutherans of Lake Wobegon. Read more »

Advent Family Event

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Each year we gather together to celebrate the Advent season through a special event for families and friends of all ages and stages. This year, we will be sharing a light lunch together after worship on December 11 and then work on tying fleece blankets for the homeless. Please join us to make a real difference for those without shelter this winter season.


brake for Breakfast

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:30am - 9:30am

When can a simple warm cup of coffee and healthy muffin become an instrument of peace? When they are given to a high school student racing by after sleeping too long on a late start Wednesday. You can be a part of that transforming wholeness by donating drinks or breakfast treats. If you have time, you can take time to connect with students. November 9 & December 7.


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