Walt Read Memorial
Service for Walt Read will be on Saturday, August
at 1:00 pm
at 2:00 pm
A reception will be held at 3:30 pm at Wheatstack with all
attendees invited to join the family. Information about
this and Walt can be found here in
the updated obituary.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed
with radical hospitality in their hearts are needed starting
at noon for the memorial service of our own Walt Read Saturday, August
20th. Please contact the Pastor Danita
or the church office if you are available.
Enjoy the beginning of the school year and
we’ll see you in September when weekly Youth Group resumes!
Bible for Curious People
…is on summer
break. However, we do have a couple check-ins planned,
including on Tuesday,
August 9th at 10:30am on Zoom. This Tuesday
Bible Study will return in September. Email Pastor Dave (email@example.com) for the Zoom link.
Bible study class meets is also on summer break and will
return in the Fall.
There is a
simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health
screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease and
other chronic conditions. These painless screenings go
beyond your regular checkup to identify dangerous plaque
buildup or blockage, a major risk factor for stroke and heart
disease. The screenings are accurate, affordable and will
give you valuable information about your health that you can
share with your doctor.
We are pleased to host Life Line Screening, who will be on
site on Wednesday,
September 28 at Woodridge United
Methodist Church to conduct these valuable
screenings. These 5 vital screenings take 60-90 minutes
to complete. Register by calling toll free
1-888-653-6441, text the word "circle" to
797979 or online at https://llsa.social/HS.
America, and the Church
Series from the Northern Illinois Conference on the History,
Causes and Effects of Racism and the Role of the Church in
This 4-part series that extends into December and includes a
6-week book study in the fall, we will journey together to
prayerfully learn, engage, and tackle our personal and corporate
role in addressing racism.
The journey continues with:
NO LONGER WILLING TO BE UNHEARD
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Rev. Chebon Kernell shares insights and learning related to
indigenous communities’ history, present work being done, and
how we can be in solidarity as we prepare for the future.
In-person and via Zoom
Speaker: Rev. Chebon Kernell, UMC Native American
Moderator: Rev. Pamela Pirtle
DOING GOD'S WORK FOR THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
DECEMBER 1, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Hart addresses what the local church can do to combat the
continuation of racism in the church and in society.
In-person and via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Drew G.I. Hart
Go here for more information
Northern Illinois Conference
Mission U Summer 2022 August 19 & 20
Women in Faith Northern Illinois Conference (formerly
UMW) is offering classes for all ages. There are 4 locations
for in person and will also offer a virtual option.
adult curriculum, Who
Can We Be Together, brings participants
deeper into Jesus’ teachings to explore what it means to
be in community.
youth curriculum, Community
in the Midst of Challenging Times, will help
young people interpret scripture for today’s world, and
deepen community connections through intergenerational
- Through transformative activities and
spiritual practices, participants in the children’s
curriculum, Our Growing Tree, will
discover joy and empowerment in the scriptures and find
support in their journeys of self-love and community
Find out more information here.
Zoom & In Person - Euclid Avenue UMC, 405 S Euclid Ave,
Oak Park, IL. Free event with lunch included. More
Suits for Success
There are donation boxes in the hallway by the
coat rack just outside the narthex for both men and women's
clothing. The clothes are picked up, dry cleaned and
then taken to area men and women's prisons for people being
released. NO belts, shoes or underwear.
Green" Shoes & Clothes Recycling Box
Located in the northeast corner of our parking lot,
this receptacle is a convenient place to recycle any shoes
and your clothes that are at or near the end of their
Did you know discarded clothes account for more
total landfill space than any other waste item? The “Goin’
Green” Box helps us reduce our waste.
How is this different from our “Suits for
The big difference is that “Suits for Success”
cannot accept shoes of any kind, nor can they accept belts,
ties, or underwear. “Goin’ Green” accepts all shoes and
In summary: Keep bringing your gently used clothing
donations to the “Suits for Success” collection boxes in the
For all shoes and any other clothes, instead of
throwing them in the trash, put them in the “Goin’ Green”
receptacle in the northeast corner of the parking lot.
West Suburban Food Pantry
We have a basket that we "inherited"
from the Faith, Lisle church that is waiting for
donations. It sits in the narthex, usually near the
sanctuary doors. They did not stop operating during the
pandemic and there is pending legislation in our state and
nation that might cut their corporate donations in large
amounts. Let's replenish our basket!!!
There is a
basket also in the narthex for collecting
used eyeglasses. Kendra Manderfield Moore makes
sure that they are recycled to the Lions Club and Gift
of Sight groups. (Prescription eyeglasses only).
August Outreach Offering
Nkemba and Mbwizu Ndjungu
The Rev. Nkemba Ndjungu and his wife Mbwizu
Ndjungu are missionaries with the Board of Global Ministries
of the United Methodist Church serving with The United
Methodist Church of Cameroon.
They oversee church development and construction, Christian
education, health, youth and prison ministries and VIM teams.
They also facilitate an intensive pastor’s training program
as part of the ordination process.
Born in Malonga, Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C), Rev.
Nkemba’s previous appointments have been as a pastor in
Kazembe and Lubumbashi and as a District Superintendent in
Sandoa, all in the D.R.C. From 1998-2007 he served in Dakar,
Senegal, where he was involved in evangelism, church-planting
and theological education.
Born in Kasaji, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.),
Mbwizu previously served as a midwife in Kazembe and Sandoa,
D.R.C., and as coordinator of an "Alphabet Center for
Women" in Lubumbashi, D.R.C. Mbwizu and her husband
served in Dakar, Senegal, from 1998-2007.
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