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July 22, 2018
Wes, Sawyer and Hadleigh along with Bev and Gary gathered at church for the story of The Three Trees and the
scripture identifying Jesus as the son of a carpenter. Following lunch, they headed out to Roger and Nancy Sturm's
Woodshop. Nancy helped us with drilling holes for the opening of the perch. And so we hammered and sanded and
glued until the end product was a wren house with a roof from an actual old barn. Thank you to the Sturm's for
thier time and effort to help us create a home for birds.
"I like to think Jesus might have done something like this as a child with directions from Joseph, " says Rev.
No New Announcements for Week of 7/22/2018 due to church services being held
at the Grant Park Community Center
REMEMBER OUR HOMEBOUND WITH
Bonnie Hamann, Pauline Mitchell, Mabel Phebus,
Stanley Schneider, Louise Sievers, Minnie Pfingsten, Doris Laking, Mary Cirks, Mildred
offering of $1,754.00 was gathered July 1st.
MONTHLY CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
* Committee Members are eagerly working on extra
* Council received 3 quotes for new windows.
* Missions Committee was able to put together 5
Cleanup Buckets. Thank you for all that donated items.
* The emergency phone in the Elevator lift is
soon to be operational.
* A Knox box will be installed for First
responders to access the Church in the event of an emergency.
*Honoring our farmers on Sunday 8/26 - Tractor
rides, “Drive them if you have them”, and stay after worship for a Farm Picnic Lunch
*Updated Church Directory is coming soon.
*Intergenerational VBS - July, 15 10:30-2:30pm - Theme: All About Wood.
GRANT PARK FIREMAN’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CHICKEN
Grant Park Fireman’s Association is hosting their annual chicken cookout this year on July 22nd, 2018 from 11 am –
5 pm at the Grant Park Community Center. The cost is $10 for adults,
$5 for kids. There will be desserts, basket raffles, and split the
pot. Any questions, please contact Grant Park Fire District at (815)
Intergenerational VBS: July
15 following worship 10:30 -2:30 pm. Registration is necessary by July
July 22 Church in the
Park with UMC 10:30 Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for Fire Fighters.
July 26 (Saturday)
Eastern Association Day at Jubilee Farm Church in Clinton, IL.
July 29 Vacation Sunday #1 for Jan – Brian Clary
August 5 - Family VBS
following worship – same format as July 8 Small Children & babies.
August 12 - Elvis
Sunday Just something different.
August 26th - Farmer’s
September 8th - Church
Yard Sale as part of the fall festival.
September 16 - Sunday School kick off.
Dear Eastern Association:
Let's celebrate our beautiful and bountiful summer by planning to attend the Country Corn Roast
on Saturday, August 4, 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
at the St. John United Church of Christ,
27942 S. 88th Avenue
and Offner Road), Peotone, IL. The menu features all-you-can-eat sweetcorn
plus BBQ, potato, and dessert.
The ticket price: 0-5 years old - free. 6-12 years old - $4.00. Adult - $8.00. Tickets are
available at the door the night of the corn roast or in advance. The proceeds from this evening will purchase
startup school supplies for 207U students.
If you have questions, please telephone 815-478-4385 or 708-565-0017.
Carol I. Picciolo
First Congregational Church UCC, Lockport, IL
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Summer Activities and Plans…..
August 26 – Farm Sunday – we honor our
farmers during worship and ask that several will drive their tractors
to church and give tractor rides (for all ages) following worship.
At noon we gather for a Farm Picnic Lunch. Church Life is
providing fried chicken and asking the congregation to bring the
side dishes for an outdoor meal together.
July-August time frame – there is a fundraiser possibility of a
Bunco party in the church basement – see Anita.
September 8 – a Church Yard Sale – we will offer
members and community folks a parking space in the south
parking lot or on the extra lot (if they have a tent to put up) for
$10/space. We will coordinate with the Village as part of the Fall
Festival activities. Time: 7am – 3pm. Church Life will also take
donations from anyone to sell and then send to Vincent DePaul
(they will bring a truck that day and remove what is not sold).
$1 bag from 2pm-3pm at the Church Life table.
November: Turkey Supper and they will begin organizing in
July/August – as per Shirley K.
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