Rev. Josh Kuipers, September 17th, 2023
Join us under the Fall Fest tent for an outdoor service at 9:30 am.
The book of 1 Samuel is loaded with classic stories, beloved characters, and all the faith, drama, controversy, excitement, and meaning we have come to expect while reading the Bible. Join us, as we continue reading through the Old Testament together.
Or, all our sermons can be heard via our Sermon Podcasts.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
It is hard to believe we have been worshipping at this location for 25 years! We will celebrate this momentous occasion on Sunday, September 24, with several events. First, come early for worship and check out the photo display created in Rodgers Hall. Worship will center around memories of those days when dreams became reality as construction began. Afterwards, we will gather in front of the building (weather permitting) for a special time of fellowship while enjoying cake and your choice of drinks. We hope to see you!
2024 DIRECTORY PHOTOS
In conjunction with our building’s upcoming 25th anniversary celebration, we have partnered with Universal Church Directories to take new member photos!
October 18-20 (2:30PM – 8:00 PM)
October 21 (10:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
- To schedule an appointment, click here. (click ‘Photography Appointment Scheduling’, then enter church code: il300, password: photos). Intergenerational families, pets, and non-members are welcome. Groups of more than 6 people, require 2 back-to-back timeslot reservations.
- If you prefer to sign-up in person, you may contact the church office (email@example.com; 630-584-0929).
- Every person photographed receives a complimentary 8×10 portrait. There are a variety of additional options available for purchase. Photos will be viewable immediately on-site.
- If you cannot make the scheduled dates, or need to change or cancel, please contact the office.
Appointments fill up quickly – please schedule your session soon!
TRICITY FAMILY SERVICES: A GALA FOR HOPE
Earlier this year, our church was named the recipient of TriCity Family Services’ “Golden Heart Award.” We are proud to partner with them as they seek to provide quality and affordable mental health care in our local community.
Pastor Josh and our executive Council (Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer) will attend their annual gala on September 9 to accept the award on behalf of the church. If you want to join them at the gala and be present for this great honor, you can purchase tickets by following the link here.
Please join us in supporting our neighbors in need! Lazarus House is supporting 50-60 guests on a regular basis. Urgent needs this week include:
- Disposable nitrile gloves size L&XL
- 33 Gallon black garbage bags
- Shelf stable juice
- Disposable cups, 10-16oz plastic or styrofoam
- 9×13 Disposable aluminum pans
- Travel size deodorant
Please check out their Amazon and Wal-Mart wish lists to order direct. Or, we now have a drop off area outside the church office.
FOOD ON THE FOURTH
July 16 and 23
This month our World Relief Refugee Support team we will be collecting non-perishable food items for our newest refugee family – The Fomin’s. The Fomin family recently arrived from Russia and are moving into their new apartment next week! The grocery cart will be outside the sanctuary doors for the next two Sundays. All donations are greatly appreciated!
UNITED FALL FEST 2023
The BIGGEST block party in Campton Hills is here and we need your help! Our annual fun-filled day will include:
Inflatable slides and games
Ice cream eating contest
Koda the K9 demonstration
Classic car show
Live music from the Vintage Swing Band and Run Forrest Run (a 1990s cover band)
…and so much more! Proceeds will benefit Mutual Ground.
UFF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
To volunteer, click here.
If you are unable to sign up online, please see the board in Rodgers Hall. For questions, contact Wy Hegland.
If you, or a local business, would like to sponsor UFF, please reach out to Mark Molloy.
FAITH CLUB FALL PROGRAM
Sept 18 – Nov 20
3:00 – 4:30 PM
The Faith Club will begin their fall program on September 18 to study Faith After Doubt by Brian D. McLaren. The former pastor and now author, speaker and activist, shows how questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. To register, please email Janet Zohorsky.
BACK BAY MISSION TRIP 2023
Still time to register!
Oct 29 – Nov 4
This fall, our church is traveling to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS for our annual adult work camp. Join us for a great week of service and fellowship! For more details, click here. If you are planning to attend, please contact Jeff Graham.
We are looking for people on Sunday mornings to prepare coffee fellowship and greet people as they arrive for worship. If interested, please sign up here.
ALTAR FLOWER DONATIONS
If you would like to donate flowers to beautify our sanctuary, or to commemorate an event, please sign up for a Sunday here. You will be contacted by the office to confirm the details.
CARE TEAM SUPPORT
Do you have a need, or wish to have a contact from Pastor Josh or the Care Team? Please let us know by clicking here.
EXTENDED SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK!
Following the service, parents are encouraged to stay for the congregational meeting to affirm Rev. Ali. During that time, all kids can remain downstairs where we will have snacks and play games.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY SIGN UPS
Do you have information you’d like to communicate to the congregation with a Sunday morning announcement, an email blast, or social media post? If so, please submit requests here.
Rev. Josh Kuipers
Rev. Pat Kitner
|DIRECTOR OF ENSEMBLES
Kim Wascher, Council Chairperson