First Congregational ChurchOf Crystal Lake, Illinois
Worship Times Sundays
9:00AM and 10:45AM
One Church One Read: I Am Malala
The Enrichment Ministry presents
ONE CHURCH ONE READ
 
I AM MALALA
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education
and Was Shot by the Taliban
 
Lunch & book discussion
adults and children
Sunday, June 5th, 12pm
Fellowship Hall
 
RSVP with food restrictions
&/or buy books $14.55
between services in Fellowship Hall
or in office during office hours
 
Young Readers Edition available at online bookstores
 
I AM MALALA gives a rare and moving first-person glance
into what it's like to be a teenager in a country seized by extremists . . .
"—Krystin Arneson, Bustle"
 
2016 One Great Hour of Sharing

Not since World War II has the world seen the numbers of refugees we are seeing today.

This years One Great Hour of Sharing campaign is focused on the plight of refugees in Syria and through out the world.  There are more than 50 million refugees displaced from their homes globally.

In addition to relieving the suffering  for refugees in the refugee camps in the middle east, OGHS helps to provide food, clean water and disaster relief both domestically and through out the world.   This includes relief efforts from the  Category 5 Typhon in Fiji to the Christmas flooding in St. Louis MO and  the water crisis in Flint Michigan.

The OGHS appeal will run from April 17 through Mothers Day  May 8.  You can write a check to FCC with OGHS or the Refugee Taskforce in the memo line.

You can also donate directly to our local FCC RefugeeOne  Taskforce  through the link below.

http://www.refugeeone.org/CrystalLakeFCCrefugeeproject.html

 

Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

 

Scott Hagedorn – Outreach Ministry Chair

Hagedorn51@comcast.net

815-356-9158

 

Joy Burney – FCC Refugee Taskforce Chair

Joy.burney@comcast.net

815-263-4062

First DVD from Meaning of Life in library

By popular demand, the first DVD from the series "The Meaning of Life:  Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions" is now available in the Banner Library.  As our adult discussions move through these 30-minute lectures by Professor Garfield of Smith College, participants have asked to see lectures they've missed.  This DVD is added to a small collection of materials our group has used in the last few years, and can be found on the second-from-the-bottom shelf next to the door to the office kitchen.  The DVD includes a lecture on "The meaning of the meaning of life," 3 lectures on the Bhagavad-Gita, and the first 2 lectures on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.

On Sunday, December 13th, we view and discuss "Stoicism - Rationality and Acceptance."

Hmmm... Interesting Opportunity

Looking for a important way to serve your church, even with the limited time you have?  Consider being a Sunday morning usher.  You'll arrive 15 minutes early, once every five weeks, and stay a few minutes after the service to pick up Friendship Pad sheets and left-behind bulletins.  Greeting worshippers with a friendly "Good Morning!" and helping with the collection of the offering are the other tasks involved.  It's not a tough gig, but an important one.  It's a great way to get to know new people and see some "already" friends.  Please let Dave Donnelly know he should sign you up.  Call him at 815-479-8748, or email him at davedon91@ameriteh.net.