An historic peace church in the heart of Elgin

All Things New…

Judith Gibble

Celebrating Pastor Judith Gibble

Pastor Judith has served as Interim Pastor since September, 2014 and completes her service at the end of May. Join us as we give thanks for her ministry with us during morning worship and the fellowship time this Sunday, May 31.

Youth Sunday 2014

“Always Loved, Never Alone” – Romans 8:28-39

Senior High Youth Sunday

On Sunday, May 31, our senior high youth will lead us in worship. Seniors Joseph Beaty, Damien Walbridge, and Alysson Wittmeyer will each give a meditation.

GFCF

Offering for Global Food Crisis Fund

The two cents a meal offering for the Global Food Crisis Fund will be received this Sunday during morning worship. 

Announcements

Bible Study continues for adults through the summer. All adults are welcome to come as they are able.:

Wednesday Morning Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. Each Wednesday we will study the scripture text used for our worship service the following Sunday. Join us for a spirited, open discussion.

Sunday Morning Bible Study meets at 11 a.m. This summer's focus is God's Prophets Demand Justice, using a guide written by Jenn Hosler. It examines God’s perspective on justice and injustice, and our response as people of faith. This quarter covers seven different Old Testament prophets as they investigate the perpetrators of injustice, the nature of injustice, and the victims of injustice. It steadily moves toward repentance, redemption, and restoration.

Polo Growing Project Individuals and families are invited to sponsor half-acre plots for this season's Growing Project at Polo. Proceeds from the 30 acres of corn will benefit smallholder farmers in food-deficit communities abroad. The cost per plot is $30.

Relections on Trip to Palestine and Israel Judson New Testament Professor, Mike McKeever will share photos, stories, and reflections from his recent trip to Palestine and Israel on Sunday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

Service Opportunities All are welcome to join us in service at the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) on June 8; meet in the church parking lot at 8:20 a.m. to carpool or meet us at NIFB at 9 a.m., and for lunch out after our shift if you are able. (Contact R. Miner.) We'll also serve at Food for Greater Elgin on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. (Contact J. Flores.)

Music Sunday On Sunday, June 14 join us as we celebrate the music ministry of our congregation with our Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Bell Choir, Flute Choir, and the sharing of other musical gifts.

Lunch Bunch will meet on Sunday, June 14, at 11:45 a.m. in the party room at the Golden Corral, 601 South Randall Road in Elgin. This is an informal gathering for anyone who would like to come. Please join us and bring your family and friends!

The Deacon for May is Jacki Hartley. The deacons for June are Paul and Gay Bouwmeester.