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WORSHIP SEASON CONTINUES SUNDAYS @ 10 AM IN-PERSON & INDOORS
This Week's Message: Acts 15 Is the Grace of Jesus enough for the church? How many requirements should be on the "Jesus and..." list? Acts 15 contains the answer that the first Christians agreed upon in response to these questions. with Pastor Gregg DeMey
In keeping with Governor Pritzker’s mandate, as of August 30, individuals over the age of 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status, are to wear a face mask while indoors at Elmhurst CRC.
ALPHA | SUNDAYS SEP 26-NOV 14 & TUES SEP 28-NOV 16
Alpha is a video and discussion series engaging topics of life, faith, and meaning. Your thoughts, questions, and experiences are welcome here. Join us for this 8-week series to explore and connect. Alpha groups meet Sundays from Sep 26-Nov 14, 5-7 pm (light dinner and childcare provided) and Tuesdays from Sep 28-Nov 16, 9:15-10:45 am (light brunch and childcare provided). Check one out—friends welcome. ALPHA.
JOURNEY NEW MEMBERS CLASS | OCT 7, 14. 21 @ 6:30 PM
Are you new-ish? Or interested in taking a little deeper dive into what Christianity, the Reformed Faith, and membership at Elmhurst CRC are all about? Save these dates in October! Contact Rachel Klooster in the church office at 630-600-5100, and let us know you're coming. Childcare is available.
Our fall weekday ministries have begun. We've got room for you! Check out:
Little Lambs Preschool Ministry, Cadets Boys Club, Pathfinders Boys Club, GEMS Girls Club, Coffee Break Community Bible Study HERE.
SINGLE MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP KICK-OFF | SEP 19 |12:15-2:30 PM
Come to the Kick off for the Single Mothers Support Group! Free speaker, free lunch, free childcare (infants-12 years). Our speaker is Christopher Lubawski, Licensed Counselor. Everyone will leave with a gift, and 5 baskets will be raffled off! Come and bring your friends. For more information contact Jane Loerop.
GRIEFSHARE | SEP 22 | 7-8:30 PM
If you've lost a loved one and have struggled in your grief, join us for Grief Share, a weekly support group designed to offer help, encouragement, and tools to rebuild your life. GriefShare will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, through Dec. 8. For more information or to register, click here.
The nursery is open (!) for children 0-36 months during the morning service. We’re also in need of loving nursery volunteers ages 5th grade and up who would be willing to provide care on an occasional basis so young parents may participate in the worship service. Contact Krysta Kranenborg, Nursery Coordinator, today.
LITTLE LAMBS MUSIC
If you would like a little extra joy in your mid-week, come on out and volunteer with preschoolers at Little Lambs Preschool Experience during music time on Wednesday afternoons and/or Thursday mornings. We could use song leaders and pianists! Flexible arrangements are available. Contact Lynda Clousing at Little Lambs.
GOD TIME VOLUNTEER AT YORK RESOURCE CENTER
Like to make an impact on kids? We need one more volunteer to join a wonderful team who leads a God Time Children's Worship at the York Center Resource Center for an hour on Thursday afternoons 4-5 pm.. The lesson for the elementary-aged children is prepared for you. If you would like to know more, please contact Kara Hackert.
CHILDREN'S CLOTHING COLLECTION
To benefit the children of the moms in the Single Mother Support Group (SHE). Accepting sizes for infants-high schoolers, fall and winter clothing preferred. Donations (labeled by size and gender) may be dropped off in the bin by the church office by November 3.
Caring Network Annual Banquet | Oct 21 | 6 PM
Celebrating 40 years of making birthdays happen! The Keynote speaker is Mike Huckabee. Rev. Huckabee is a Christian minister who served as Governor of Arkansas and ran twice for the presidential nomination, a firm supporter of life, acknowledging, “The sanctity of life is an absolute and non-negotiable issue, current host of the TV show “Huckabee” on TBN. General registration opens on Sep 1. Advance register to sit at the Elmhurst CRC table with Amy Vander Molen.
Annual Ride for Roseland Women & Children’s Shelter Benefit, October 2
You can support Ride for Roseland by riding in person, doing a virtual ride, or sponsoring a young person from RCM to ride. Details, registration, and ticket information are here.
Timothy Christian School's Apple Pie Day Fundraiser, Oct 11 & 12
Volunteers are needed for pie peeling, assembling, and boxing pies.
Pie eaters need to buy the pies-they always sell out!
Volunteer Here. Buy Pies Here.
Our neighbor, Park Place of Elmhurst, is hiring! Check out all the positions available HERE—part-time and full-time options available.
DEVOTIONALS & PODCASTS
ON-THE-GO ACTS DEVOS EXPERIENCE
Subscribe to the Book of Acts Devotional Experience, and receive bite-sized, 3-minute daily devos all summer long. These inspiring devotionals will be dropped to your phone each morning (Monday through Friday) around 7 a.m. — ideal preparation for Sunday’s worship service.
WADE IN THE WORD PODCAST
Tune into our weekly ACT podcast. It’s an hour-long deep dive into the chapters of Acts as we delve in together what God is communicating to us. Released each Friday HERE.
Church office hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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