Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, August 26

  • 9:30am Fellowship Time
  • 10:00am Worship
    • Speaker: Ric
    • Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20
    • Title: After You’ve Done All You Can

Wednesday, August 29

  • 7:00pm Children’s Ministry with First Baptist in Waukegan

Sunday, September 2 (Last Sunday of Summer Schedule)

  • 9:30am Fellowship Time
  • 10:00am Worship

Sunday, September 9 (First Sunday of Fall Schedule)

  • 9:15am Christian Formation
    • Living Wisdom by Dr. David Benner (available free online; follow this link to download a copy)
      • Much more than knowledge or even understanding, wisdom is seeing life through the eyes of an awakened heart and transformed consciousness. Rather than being the result of the accumulation of information, wisdom comes from acquiring a new mind. Buddhists speak of this new mind as enlightenment. The Christian name for it is the mind and heart of Christ. This is the basis of wisdom. Wisdom is grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence. It is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and is our truest and deepest self. It is learning to participate in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making, this being the way in which everything that exists becomes whole in Christ. This book does not offer gems of wisdom. Instead, it seeks to facilitate the awakening of your heart and transformation of your consciousness that will allow wisdom to flow your from depths.
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship and Communion
  • 12:00pm Potluck


  • Results of our first congregational survey: For the next several weeks, we invite you to explore the results of the survey we completed at the start of the summer that offers a snapshot of our congregation when compared to others of our size category. Observations can be shared in the gathered community before announcements. (Note that because of our small sample size, one person’s response calculates out at 6% of our congregation, so results appear slightly exaggerated!)
    U.S. Congregations survey access: http://www.uscongregations.org/ login: NorthSMC password: V839
  • On Sunday, Sept 9, we will begin a second survey. This seeks to provide information on us more deeply and as an individual congregation that will advise and guide our year’s formation and direction.
  • PADS begins October 1; help needed 1st, 2nd, 4th Sundays, see Phil; Saturday, Oct 6 PADS lunch prep
  • November 4: Fall Congregational Meeting