This Week — June 17 to 22, 2013
A Single Garment The shirt that is being slowly fashioned by Demetrius Kelsaw on our Chancel is meant to be a visual depiction of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement “We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” Each week of Pride Month, another part of the garment is added, in another color, symbolizing the way we as a people are many different parts & gifts, woven together to make One Beloved Community. The completed rainbow shirt, finished on Pride Sunday, June 30, will be available in silent auction! If you are interested in bidding on making the rainbow Broadway shirt your own, please see Demetrius or one of the pastors. (Thanks to Cram for the loan of the mannequin to display our gradually-built garment for this month.)
Weekday Bible Study The Book of Esther opens with a description of an enormous 180 day party thrown by King Achashverosh in his third year as king of the Persian Empire, ruling over 127 provinces. As the days of the feasting draw to a close, he summons his wife Vashti, to show off her beauty by appearing wearing only her crown, she refuses and is banished…come and hear the rest of the story! All are invited. 10:30am-12noon each Monday in Room A. Led by Rev. Vernice.
Bible Study On Line – Coming Soon!!! If you have expertise concerning online tools, we would love to talk with you. We want to set up as many forums as possible for people to have access to spiritual growth and community. Get in touch with Co-Lay Leader Elina Rodriguez.
Wednesday Night Live (WNL) Sanctuary Prayer is open to the church and community each Wednesday at 5:30pm. Come, enjoy the quiet, and listen to meditative music and the healing sound of water. A pastor is available for prayer and consultation. WNL! Guided Meditation in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm on Wednesdays. If you’re interested, come in comfortable clothes for this brief meditation. If you have questions, please see Vernice or Lois.
Wednesday Night Education Hour – The Revised Common Lectionary Study is a lectionary readings or periscopes from the Bible for use in Protestant Christian Worship, making provision for the liturgical year with its pattern of observances of festivals and seasons. These are the scriptures that are used on Sunday morning. If you want to know more about the background of why they are used and to study them each week, join us. If you have a favorite study Bible or commentary, please bring them and join us at 7pm each Wednesday in the Pillow Room.
Youth Lounge The next Youth Lounge is this Saturday, June 22, 2013, from 4-6:30pm. Please sign up through the Youth Lounge page or contact Vincent Wiggins by email or 773-450-6706 for more information.
Please see the June Newsletter for more PRIDE month events.
Next Sunday — June 23, 2013
Lectionary: 1 Kings 19:1-15a; Psalm 42; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39
The People of Color (POC) Discussion Group is open to new members who identify as a person of color. Our next meeting is Sunday, June 23rd, after the 11 am worship service. Join us as we begin again the conversation on internalized racism using the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy. For more information contact the following Co-Lay Leaders: Victor Poncé, Vincent Wiggins, Shelia Schultz or Elina Rodriguez.
Annual Hunger Walk Join Lakeview Pantry at the 28th Annual Hunger Walk! Saturday, June 29th, at 8am. Please visit www.lakeviewpantry.org/events/upcomingevents and fill out the volunteer walker interest form to receive more information. Please contact Mary Pat Rooney with any questions.
Worship and Picnic with Dignity We’ve been invited by Dignity for combined Worship on Saturday, June 29, at 5pm, followed by a Picnic. Bring a dish to pass & meat will be provided as we gather with our Dignity community in worship & friendship. Jon Zilliox will coordinate Broadway’s involvement – if you can help, please contact Jon.
Pride Sunday Sunday, June 30: ONE service only at 10:00am.
Call for more team leaders for Children’s Education Time. Children’s Education Time is dedicated time for our young people during the 11am Sunday Worship Service. Our young people remain in the service until The Time for Young Christians and then they leave for their own class. We have a wonderful team already established who are leading and teaching our young children. Thank you all for the great work. If you have an interest in this type of ministry, let Pastor Vernice know and we will get you trained and acclimated to the team. The rotation is usually one Sunday every other month. We have teams scheduled through the month of June and will plan special events for July and August – which may include sing alongs and outings to the lake – spiritual scavenger hunts…special story hours, fun outdoor stuff! Again if you have ideas, please let Rev. Vernice know.
Save the Date Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Bob Lill. Saturday, July 27 at 10:30am (luncheon follows)