20 | January 16, 2020 | The lake forest leader FAITH LakeForestLeaderDaily.com Faith Briefs Faith Lutheran Church (680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest) Women’s Small Group Bible Study Monthly on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Mid-week Bible Study Join us for mid-week Bible Study each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Adult Forum Room. The Lord’s Supper is offered after each class. Steeple Quilters Weekly on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Celebration Worship with Communion Weekly on Saturdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Hogar de Fe, Our Hispanic Worship Service Hogar de Fe is Faith’s Spanish-language church service. Saturdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church (700 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest) Brown Bag Bible Study 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays Wednesday Women’s Bible Study 9:45-11 a.m., Wednesdays in the South Parlor. Grace United Methodist Church (244 East Center Ave., Lake Bluff) Boy Scouts 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Boy Scout Troop 42 will meet in Fellowship Hall. Prayer Shawl Group Meeting The Grace Prayer Shawl Group meets the third Monday of every month at 1:00 p.m. at Panera Bread in Lake Bluff, corner of Rockland Road (176) and Waukegan Road. Anyone who knows of a person in need of a Prayer Shawl may take one. Please contact Susan Kenyon for more information. Adult Formation 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Inovasi, 28 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff. Bible Study Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. We are studying The Last Week by Marcus Borg and John Crossan. Join us. Church of St. Mary (175 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest) Handbell Choir Practice 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Adult Choir 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays Eucharistic Adoration Each Wednesday, the Church of St. Mary offers Eucharistic Adoration following the 8 a.m. Mass. A rosary will be prayed each week at 6:40 p.m. with Benediction following at 7 p.m. Christ Church of Lake Forest (100 N. Waukegan Road) Senior High Youth Group 7-9 p.m. Sundays. All are welcome for a time of worship, teaching and fellowship. Friends are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (847) 234-1001. The Bridge Young Adults Group 7-9 p.m., every Wednesday. All young adults are welcome to join. For more information, contact The- BridgeCCLF@gmail.com. The Fraternity 6-7:30 a.m. Fridays. The Fraternity is a weekly gathering of men’s small groups to explore what the Bible says about life, faith and ideas that matter to men. It’s an effort to combine relevant topics with Bible-based content that’s accessible yet challenging for any man. Learn more: http://christchurchil.org/ the-fraternity/ Women on Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. Join with other women on Wednesday mornings. Visit the Women’s page for current topic and to register: http:// christchurchil.org/women/ MOPS 9:15-11:15 a.m., Wednesdays. Join us the first three Wednesdays of the month for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). GIFT 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sundays. GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) offers a potpourri of teachings from students and teachers, lay people and ministry leaders. We look forward to thoughtful presentations with time for Q and A in an informal, intergenerational gathering. Drop-ins welcome. The Church of the Holy Spirit (400 E. Westminster Ave., Lake Forest) Faith@Work 7:30 a.m., Jan. 10, Armour Room. Guest speaker Graham Cook. Graham’s faith journey runs the gamut. From Catholic, to agnostic to Buddhist and back to Christian, he realized his original problem with what he was taught revolved around the teachings ABOUT Christ, only to be drawn back by the teachings OF Christ. As Graham says, “Prepositions matter.” Graham is a very active in CHS’s Young Pups ministry, and his knowledge of Christ and his teachings and related ability to communicate and reflect on challenging and complex matters are such welcome blessings! Read more at www.chslf.org. STITCH-IN Make a New Year’s resolution to join us Jan. 11 at the monthly STITCH-INS and finish those P.I.G.S., (Projects In Grocery Sack) that have been packed away for years! See you 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring your own lunch. Contact Pam Waud with any questions. CHS Preserves Ancient Monastic Tradition with Compline Service Every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. from Jan. 12– Feb. 23, our incense-filled church reaches back more than 1,000 years to capture a beautiful monastic ceremony that offers thanks for the day that is ending and seeks God’s protection through the night. The ancient service is led by a small choir that chants prayers and hymns in the flickering light of candles. Worshipers remain silent throughout the service, with many coming early or lingering to meditate in the quiet of the sanctuary. Episcopal Preschool Registration The Episcopal Preschool will begin priority registration for the 2020- 2021 school year starting Jan. 16 for CHS members. Please contact Melissa Cunniff, director of EPS at 847-234-7980 or visit our website, www.TheEpiscopalPreschool.org, for more information and an enrollment application. An Ecumenical Martin Luther King Day Celebration Please join us for an Ecumenical Martin Luther King Day Celebration Monday, Jan. 20, with First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, The Community Church of Lake Forest and other houses of worship. We will gather for prayers and music at 12:45 p.m. in Market Square followed by a brief program before a 2:50 p.m. service at The Church of the Holy Spirit. Bubbly & Beethoven: A Fundraiser in Three Movements: Recital, Reception, & Requests 6-9 p.m., Jan. 25, The Church of the Holy Spirit Parish Hall. Bring your music, along with $50 for the ‘tip jar,’ for an opportunity to collaborate with Patrick Godon on piano. Unable to attend? Consider making a tax-deductible donation. Please make all checks payable to “The Church of the Holy Spirit.” $50 / person in advance; $75 at the door. RSVP by emailing Patrick Godon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 234-7633 by Jan. 19. Sharing the Faith – The Basics of Christianity You are invited to grow your faith! Sharing the Faith: Basics of Christianity Class will be held Sundays beginning Feb. 9. Inspiring Topics · Engaging Teachers · Delicious Food · Great Conversations · Spiritual Treasure · Childcare Provided. All immediately following the 10 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. Compline Volunteers Needed We are in need of volunteers to help set up the Nave and greet parishioners for Compline services during Epiphany. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. service on the Sundays they serve. Please contact Linda Gavlin at (847) 235.1122. Weekly Chair Yoga Weekly Chair Yoga at CHS is Thursday at 11 a.m. with instructor, Liz Richmond. Chair yoga is a very gentle practice done while participants are seated. Yoga has been proven to provide many benefits to body, mind, and spirit. One does not have to be flexible to do yoga, just willing to try. We hope to see you there! More info on www.chslf.org. Christian Science Society (Gorton Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest) Testimony Meeting 7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of each month. Come to Gorton Center for prayer, hymns, and readings from the Bible, with related passages from the “Christian Science” textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. Then participants share their own healings and inspiration. For more information, call (847) 234-0820 or email email@example.com. Bible Blast 5-6 p.m. Sunday evenings. Bible Blast is a family program for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Guide your child’s spiritual growth and biblical literacy to a new level through Bible Blast. There is a one-time registration fee of $45. Free childcare is provided for 3 years old and younger. Union Church of Lake Bluff (525 E. Prospect Ave., Lake Bluff) Live Wires 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fellowship Hall. Live Wires is the Union Church youth group for fourththrough sixth-graders. The group meets for lively discussion and fun activities. Submit information for The Leader’s Faith page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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