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Sunday September 7th

On Sunday, September 7th we’re canceling our worship service and serving our neighbors in Bronzeville. You have three options: 10:00-12:00 serving at the Bronzeville Youth Shelter; 10:00-12:00 serving at Jackie Robinson Elementary School; 1:00-3:00 serving at the Bronzeville Youth Shelter. Parents with children are encouraged to help at Jackie Robinson.

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Community Gardening

Come join us at Jackie Robinson Elementary School this summer as we care for the vegetables and flowers that the students planted this Spring. Volunteers are needed to help water and weed about 2 days a week. Scheduling is flexible. Anything that’s ready to pick while you’re there is yours to enjoy!

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Sunday, July 13. Picnic at the Point.

In July there will not be a first Sunday potluck. Instead, the following Sunday, we will have a picnic at Promontory Point in the late afternoon. Please contact Michelle Barbera if you’re able to help plan and organize.

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Annual All-Church Retreat

You’re invited to our annual all-church retreat in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI during which we will consider and enjoy God’s gift of diversity. In the New Testament book of Revelation (7:9), John is given a glimpse into God’s future: “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”

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Lent 2014

Why do we observe Lent? Well, we don’t observe Lent as a way of pleasing God or gaining His favor. Jesus makes clear that God is interested in the renewal of our hearts. Any religious act that seeks to please God solely through observable actions is just that- an act.

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When I Speak

An original poem by Brenda Corely

When I speak, please forgive me if you don’t understand It’s my way of resisting society’s oppressive hand Many times I code switch depending on the setting Because if we want to succeed we sometimes conform to who they expect us to be Your language, your street My language, my block Racism and poverty A strong culture we’ve forgot Trying to rebuild, what we had broken and tattered pieces still we stand So when I speak, please forgive me if you don’t understand

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Prayer Around The Schools is a ministry done in collaboration with other local churches in which Bronzeville schools are adopted in prayer. On the first Saturday of each month we meet in front of

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