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February 24, 2019

THIS WEEKEND AT ELMHURST CRC 

 

 

THE 7 BIG QUESTIONS
We'll look at the questions about God, faith, suffering, and our life purpose in these Sunday messages at 9 & 10:30 am.
7. CAN I KNOW GOD PERSONALLY? February 24

DISCUSSION GROUPS
 Explore God Discussion Group:  a safe place where you can seek credible answers to challenging spiritual questions. 

Find these groups here (and pop-in any date - we’ll be there!)
SUNDAYS | 9, 10:30 & 11:45 AM (thru February 24)
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
SUNDAYS | 7 PM  (thru February 24)
Elmhurst Brewing Company
WEDNESDAYS | 6 AM  (thru February 27)
Panera, Route 83 & 16th Street, Oak Brook

Worship service 9 & 10:30 am - SUNDAYS
We're also on Livestream Sundays 

JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR EACH OTHER: To send your prayer requests or praises, or to receive a daily email of these requests, email prayer@elmhurstcrc.org or call the church office at 630.600.5100.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please join us for an Experience the Psalms prayer service on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm in the Garden Room. Come for a time of singing, prayer, reflection, and anointing with oil for those so inclined.

Cadet Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, February 23 from 7:30-9:00 am. All are invited to the Garden Room to support the Cadets boys’ group while enjoying breakfast and our church community.

Interested in membership at ECRC? Attend our Journey to the Center of the Church Membership Class, Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Free childcare available upon request. For more info and to register email michelle.dejong@elmhurstcrc.org.

Christ Church of Oak Brook, in partnership with Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, and The Chapel-Hinsdale, is excited to serve as a host site for the 2019 IF: Gathering Women’s Retreat, March 8 - 9. The theme is Wisdom, based on Proverbs 3: 5-6. For more information and to register, go to www.cc-ob.org/ifgathering or contact Anna Wick at anna.wick@elmhurstcrc.org.

GEMS girls group is looking for women, high school age and up to help with hair and nails at a Jr GEMS event on Friday, February 22 from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. Contact gems@elmhurstcrc.org to sign up.

Teens: do you like to babysit? If you are interested in being added to the ECRC Babysitter List, email michelle.dejong@elmhurstcrc.org the following info: Name, Birthdate/Grade, Hometown, School, Email Address, Drivers License, Training (CPR, Babysitting Class, etc). This list will be shared upon request to ECRC members.

Single Mothers Explore God groups (English & Español) meet tSunday from 12:15 - 2:15 pm in the Garden Room. Discussion topic: Is Christianity too Narrow? Is Jesus Really God? Free lunch and childcare (ages 3-10 years). Questions? Contact Jane.Loerop@elmhurstcrc.org.

The Single Mothers Support Group (SHE) will meet Sunday March 10, 12:15-2:30 pm. Speaker Rachel Shannon, PhD Family Therapy, will present "Taking Steps Toward Healing From Abuse." Free lunch and childcare (infants-12 years). All are welcome. For more information contact jane.loerop@elmhurstcrc.org.

Save the Date: ECRC packing event at Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, April 27 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Sign up at elmhurstcrc.org/events.

CHILDREN/STUDENTS.
"*SpringHill Day Camp registration has closed due to maximum capacity for our June 2019 sessions.
You may still register for the WAITLIST. (Last year, all waitlisted campers were admitted to camp). Go to elmhurstcrc.org/events


SERVE

1st - 5th Children’s Worship is looking for a once-a-month Large Group Leader, for either service. If you are interested in helping lead age-appropriate worship email kara.hackert@elmhurstcrc.org.

Children's Library is looking for two volunteers for two time slots, to help children check out books between the services from 10:00-10:30 am once a month. (Teens and up, could be a parent and child.) If interested contact kara.hackert@elmhurstcrc.org.

GIVE
Coins for Caring Network Illinois (formerly CareNet). For 38 years Caring Network has been reaching out to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, providing help and hope so they are empowered to choose life for their babies. Help support them by picking up a baby bottle near the nursery desk, and filling it with change. Return to the table by February 24.

COMMUNITY 

Timothy Christian Schools is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Finance and Operations. Accounting skills required. CPA preferred. All inquiries should direct questions and interest to Matt Davidson - Superintendent at davidson@timothychristian.com.

Roseland Christian Ministries Youth Partnership invites you to a fun-filled event to raise funds for youth programs, taking place on March 16 from 3-6 pm at The Chop Shop in Chicago. Help make a difference in protecting the lives of children and families in the Roseland neighborhood. roselandyouthpartnership.yapsody.com/

LIFE GROUPS​
Looking for someone to journey along with? Check out some of our life groups available for you: 
Under the Rainbow: Loving our LGBTQ Covenant Family Members, 
SHE: Single Mothers Support Group,
Prayer Need: We'll pray for you and with you. 

Can we help you find a group? Contact us at care@elmhurstcrc.org, we'd love to help 

ELMHURST MINISTRIES FUND 
..in support of the ministries and vision of ECRC.
New! Text to Give, Text “elmhurstcrc” to 77977.
More online at GIVE    

PUBLICATIONS
HERE

CALENDAR
HERE.


Sunday worship services are streamed live and archived for viewing on the web via LIVESTREAM.  (http://new.livestream.com/ecrc)
For much more info, weekly events, or to give online connect with us at elmhurstcrc.org.


Church office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30  p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


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