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Sermon: "Time Is Not Money"
Member in the Pulpit: Jennifer Cottrill
The adage "time is money" is a truism among Americans today, and it reflects our culture's fundamentally economic attitude toward time. While an economic approach to time may make us more productive, viewing time as a scarce commodity can be spiritually crippling. In this service, we will explore sacred orientations toward time from various spiritual traditions in order to help ourselves more fully inhabit the gift we each have been given: a single lifetime.
Hazardous and Computer Waste will be collected in the Church Parking Lot from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. See details in the calendar.
The first of a series of mini-forums presented by the Social Action Committee will take place after the service. Members of OUR Walmart will give us an update on the campaign for justice at Walmart. Learn about the successes and the challenges facing Walmart workers in their fight to make Walmart a decent place to work and a place that we, as neighbors, can welcome into our communities.
Saturday, November 15th ~ 7 PM
Fun spirited and lively, our trivia MC, Nikki Isleb, never disappoints. Her fun and challenging questions make this a night of head scratching and laughter for the whole family. You can bring your own team of up to six people or come on your own and join others. Six heads are usually better than one... unless you think you are a real smarty!
$10 Donation at the door & Split the Pot raffle
BYOB ~ Light snacks provided
First Place, Second Place and Booby Prizes!!!
On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th. the Religious Education group did a fine job of showing their support for the walkers in the 15th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Trees were decorated with pink bows and pompoms and the children provided jovial cheers and cold water! We used 1,200 paper cups and could have used more because there were more than 12,000 participants!
Last year, $540,000 was raised via the 3-mile walk. The proceeds help the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Since its inception, the event has raised $3.4 million, which has built the suburban hospital's cancer center and its Comprehensive Breast Health Center as well as paid for upgrades to the mammography department.
This year, funds raised from the walk will be directed toward clinical services. This includes a designated breast nurse navigator, who will offer individualized assistance to patients and families facing the disease as well as provide survivorship plans. The money raised in 2014 will also be used to hire a research coordinator who will identify patients eligible to participate in clinical trials at the hospital.
It was great to see our children working hard to support such a worthwhile endeavor. We can be very proud of our kids and the grown-ups who participated.
Childcare and religious education is available during services. All children are welcome!
Youth group for students ages 12-18 will meet from 12-1 PM will next meet Sunday, Sunday, November 9, led by Jennie Cottrill. If you would like to join this group, please contact Jennie, Amy, or Amanda Price.
Adult Religious Education Class
November 9, 2014 - 9:00am The "Heart to Heart" adult religious education class continues with the chapter, "Doubt" (pp. 87-96) from 9:00-10:15 AM.
For more Info: Jennie Cottrill, 708-476-8813
Participate in a Buddhism-based meditation in a group setting. Join us Sundays at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Newcomers welcome.