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Barbara Lohrbach

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.”

“Come to a place where tears are understood and questions can be asked and where shared journeys lead us to a deeper relationship with one another and with God.”


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  • Adult Study
    • Sundays - 9:15am
    • church parlor
  • J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
    • Sundays - 9:15am
  • December Blessing Bucket
    • Outdoor Ministries
      • Pilgrim Park
      • Tower Hill
  • Secret Santa
    • Sun. 12/4 & 12/11 seniors (75+) receive small gifts from a J.A.M. child
    • Sun. 12/18 9:30am seniors & children meet in the parlor for refreshments & fellowship
    • seniors & children are encouraged to sit together
  • Worship Committee's Annual Bake Sale
    • Sun. 12/4
    • congregation donations of cookies, pies, etc. are solicited
    • ½ of the proceeds given to Blessings in a Backpack
  • J.A.M. Christmas Play
    • Sunday 12/11 (during worship)
  • Do It Yourself Messiah
    • Sun 12/11 at 2pm
    • Peace Memorial Church
      • 10300 W 131st St.
      • Palos Park, IL 60464
    • friends of members are also welcome
  • Book Club
    • Dec 12/12 - 5:30PM
    • The Clan of the Cave Bear
      by Jean M. Auel/li>
    • Charlene Dybedock's home
    • bring your own score (Schirmer version most common)
    • voluntary contribution
  • Brthday Lunch Bunch
    • Wed 12/14 at 11:30
    • Village Diner, Bradley
    • celebrate this month's birthdays
    • everyone is welcome
    • R.S.V.P. to Sheryl Bacon by 12/11
  • Christmas Giving Tree
    • choose a tag to purchase clothes by 12/14
    • food by 12/18
  • Blue Christmas Gathering to Remember
    • Wed. 12/21 6pm
    • events of sadness or concern
    • hear scriptures of comfort
    • sing carols
    • light candles to remember a loved one
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
    • Sunday - 12/24 - 7:00pm
  • No Worship Service
    • Sunday, 12/25
  • Deadline dates:
    • Manna orders - Sun. - 12/11
      • forms in the narthex
      • pick-up beginning Tues or Wed
        of the smae week
    • Newsletter submissons - Sun - 12/18
    • Committee Annual Reports
        due Sun 1/15
      • Pam's mailbox or emailed to the offices
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Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
John 14:27

“And the things that have saved us are still here to save us.
It’s not out there somewhere. It’s right here.
I can’t change the whole world, but I can change the world I know, what’s within three feet or so.
We are body, skin, and bones; we’re all the love we’ve ever known.
When I don’t know what is right,
I hold it up to the Light.”

from a song by Carrie Newcomer

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