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30 | April 12, 2018 | The glencoe anchor Faith glencoeanchor.com Faith Briefs North Shore Congregation Israel (1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe) Cookies From the Heart Bring ingredients for your favorite recipe and help bake cookies for children and their families upon returning from the hospital from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Ronald Mc- Donald House. Carpooling from NSCI is available. Contact Lois Davis at cookies@nsci.org. Mindful or Mindless Life Join the congregation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Through the congregation’s experience of ancient Jewish teachings, it can strengthen the capacity to live with awareness, generosity and compassion. Each session will include study, discussion and meditation. Midday Mondays Perhaps the greatest tension for a democratic Israel is between national security and civil liberties. The church will use materials from the Center for Israel Education to explore how Israel can balance these objectives at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 16. Am Shalom (840 Vernon Ave.) Ruach Choir and Shir Chadash Shabbat Shabbat services are held weekly at 6:30 p.m. and run approximately 75 minutes. This Shabbat service features Am Shalom’s newest Jewish musical leaders taking center bima to help lead the congregation in worship. Dinner with Friends Make new friends or catch up with old ones at Dinner with Friends. Meet everyone at Once Upon a Bagel in Winnetka after Shabbat services on Friday, April 13, for dinner, drinks and great conversation. All adults welcome. The event is $16 per person and includes dinner, dessert, fountain drinks and coffee. RSVP on Am Shalom’s website. Rosh Chodesh Yoga & Meditation Rosh Chodesh marks the beginning of a new moon. It is the perfect moment to re-focus, to give thanks and to re-connect to your spiritual self. All yoga and meditation experience levels are welcome from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 16. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church (556 Vernon Ave.) Digging deeper into the Reformation At this Forum on Sunday, April 15, join guest presenter Dr. Anna Johnson, Assistant Professor of Reformation History at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, as the church discuss Luther’s “theology of the cross” as well as other key legacies of his movement. St. E’s Book Group The Book Group will discuss Saul Bellow’s novel “Seize the Day” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the parish living room. Please contact Joyce Newcomb with any questions. Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner The spaghetti dinner will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 23. This is one of the troop’s largest annual fundraisers, with a portion of proceeds going to local charities, including the New Trier Food Pantry. Adult tickets are $8 each, and student tickets are $5. Misericordia Candy Days Misericordia is home to one of St. Elisabeth’s members, Sarah Cline. Sarah is Linda and Skip Cline’s daughter and Polly Baur’s twin sister. She has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair but regularly attended St. Elisabeth’s growing up. Misericordia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care for people with disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. The Cline and Baur families support Misericordia through their fundraiser, Candy Days. This year, it’s at St. Elisabeth’s on April 29. Glencoe Union Church (263 Park Ave.) GUC Reads During the month of April, you are invited to read and then discuss: Everything Happens for a Reason: And other Lies I’ve Loved David Wood will lead a book group discussion at 7 p.m. April 26. All are welcome. Submit info for The Anchor’s Faith page to m.wojtychiw@22ndcentury media.com. In Memoriam Anita Smith Anita Marlene Helford Smith, a native Chicagoan and former resident of Glencoe and Wilmette, died April 1 in her Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. home after a courageous five-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago on Aug. 23, 1933 to Roslyn Wineberg Helford and Robert Helford. One of the first incubator babies, she was literally part of an exhibit at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Smith graduated from Senn High School in 1951 and attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. While at Camp Robin Hood and in college, she excelled at singing and starred in several stage productions. She married the love of her life David Smith on June 21, 1953. A lifelong learner with a passionate belief in the power of education she earned an associate degree from Oakton Community College took “great books” courses at Northwestern University and trained and served for years as a docent at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. She also was an active volunteer member of the Eleanor Kerns Auxiliary (Chicago Chapter) of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Smith was a lover of literature art theater music and movies – and instilled that passion in her children. She was a doting grandmother who had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren. Her grandchildren loved singing with their “Nanny” when she played piano and sang Broadway show tunes and other songs during holidays and family gatherings. Smith remained physically active into her late 70s, exercising every day. She was an early devotee of jogging an avid tennis player and golfer and enjoyed a good game of bridge (including duplicate bridge). Her capacity for friendship was boundless. Smith had many dear old friends and kept making new ones and was also politically active most recently as an early and ardent admirer of Barack and Michelle Obama and then as a diehard Hillary Clinton supporter who wanted nothing more than to see Hillary elected the first woman president. Despite being a political news junkie — she read The New York Times regularly and was a constant viewer of CNN and MSNBC — she remained a glass-half-full optimist all the way to the end. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband David on March 24. Survivors include daughters Loni Smith McKown (James McKown) of Carmel Ind., Abbe Smith (Sally Greenberg) of Washington D.C., and Pam Stern of Glenview; and son Glenn Smith of the Miami area; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She is also survived by her sister Wallis (“Walli”) Hirschtritt as well as three nieces a nephew and their children. Private family burial was held Thursday, April 5, at Westlawn Cemetery. Memorial and Shiva for both Anita and David Smith were held at Lake Shore Country Club, 1255 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Donations may be made in Anita Smith’s name to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org or to Hospice at www.hospicenet. org. Arrangements entrusted to Lakeshore Jewish Funerals. Ardis Stevenson Ardis Stevenson, a New Trier graduate, died March 15, surrounded by her family. Upon birth, she contracted infantile paralysis, Polio, which posed many physical limitations that did not limit her intellectual endeavors. She moved to Wilmette, where she grew up attending New Trier High School and went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism, Magna Cum Laude and was the president of the Delta Gamma sorority. Stevenson is survived by her children, Lee C. Stevenson and wife, Berit Stevenson, Eve E. Stevenson and husband, Paul Welty, and Jeffery C. Stevenson; her brother, Chauncey (Chan) Miller; nieces and nephews Lance Miller, Eric Miller, Franz Miller, Elizabeth Miller; grandchildren William R. Booth, Katie Stevenson Bonner, Grace Stevenson, Kyle Stevenson, Oscar Stevenson, James Welty and Alyssa Welty; greatgrandchildren Rowan Bonner and Lucy Bonner; and greatniece, Hannah Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chauncey S. Miller and Florence T. Miller; and brother, Steve Miller. A short Chapel Service will be held at 2 p.m., April 13 at the Chapel of Holy Names at the Provincial House at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego. “The Party,” a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., April 14 at the Stockpot Restaurant in Beaverton, Ore.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lake Oswego Senior Center in her memory, 505 G Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Michael Wojtychiw at m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia. com with information about a loved one who was part of the Glencoe community.

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