Weekly Calendar

Rebecca K Announcements

Sunday, January 19

  • 9:15am Christian Formation
    • This Sunday, January 19, will be a time to visit, to share thoughts about our last study and look ahead. The next text will be The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred by Christin Valters Paintner. It is available in kindle form as well as paperback via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Slow-Ripening-Practices-Seeking/dp/1932057102  We will begin with the introduction on January 26.
  • 10:00am Fellowship Time
  • 10:30am Worship
    • Blessing of Great Winter Warm-up effort

Wednesday, January 22

  • 7:00pm Children’s Ministry with First Baptist in Waukegan. Help is welcome; please contact Shelly or Kay.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Book for Christian Formation

The next text for Christian Formation will be The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred by Christin Valters Paintner. It is available in kindle form as well as paperback via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Slow-Ripening-Practices-Seeking/dp/1932057102  We will begin with the introduction on January 26.

Winter Retreat January 31-February 2

Please let Anne know soon if you are planning to attend retreat Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The theme will be “Thresholds,” drawing on last year’s retreat work and on the current adult formation text. “We encounter thresholds in our experience..those times when life shifts, sometimes out of choice, and often because of circumstance. They can be extraordinarily challenging in their own ways and full of their own kind of grace…If you are in a place of discernment in your life, a season on pondering next steps, then you are on a threshold as well. Thresholds are…times when there is a profound unknowing of what will come next.” 

Creation Care Tip of the Week

Green Your Laundry Routine

  • Use cold water when washing clothes to reduce energy use. Energy is needed to heat water. You can also opt for a shorter wash cycle.
  • Only do laundry when the load is full. Not only does this save water and electricity, but it also saves you money and time. You can either wait until you have more items to wash or combine your partial load with your family or housemates.
  • Avoid using energy to dry your laundry by hanging a laundry line or using a drying rack. This cuts down on your electricity as well.