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May 11, 2017
In This Issue
  • This Sunday – Ask the Question
  • Get Involved – Convergence Leadership Project, BEDS Summer program
  • Music News – Spring Choral Sermon May 21
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April 27, 2017
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Carly: What will you do to stay in good Spiritual shape this summer?
  • Get Involved – Convergence Leadership Project and BEDS Summer Program need you!
  • Church News – Summer Musical Camp and FCCLG Women’s Retreat!

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April 13, 2017
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Carly: God’s love is transforming darkness into hope!
  • Get Involved – Congregational Work Day 3.0 and Back Bay Mission Trip!
  • Church News – Adult Education: A Day In The Ancient Mediterranean starts April 30th and Convergence Leadership Project begins in May!

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March 30, 2017
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Carly: We’re All Going To School!
  • Get Involved – Congregational Work Day 3.0 and Join A Ministry and Support the Church With Your Skills
  • Church News – Holy Week Worship Schedule and Smashburger Fundraiser!

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March 16, 2017
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Carly: Be Present and Engage
  • Get Involved – Our Ministry Teams need members – support the church with your skills
  • Church News – Exploring Belonging: New Member class, Adult Education Class: March 5th – Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
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March 2, 2017
In This Issue
  • Message from Pastor Carly: Sharing Our Abundance and Local Action
  • Get Involved – Our Ministry Teams need seven members – support your church with your skills
  • Church News – Exploring Belonging: New Member class starting March 12, Adult Education Class: March 5th – Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
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February 16, 2017

In This Issue

  • Message from UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer on the Draft Executive Order on Religious Liberty
  • Get Involved – Our Ministry Teams need six members – reach out today and share your gifts
  • Church News – Messy Church March 5th at 4:30pm, Adult Education Class March 5th – Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
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February 2, 2017

In This Issue

  • Pastors Message – Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Isaiah 58:1
  • Get Involved – Donate Soup To The Food Pantry and Volunteer Tutor Training on February 11th and 18th!
  • Church News – Messy Church Feb 12th At 4:30pm and Adult Education Class Starts March 5th – Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time!

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January 19, 2017

In This Issue

  • Pastors Message – Jesus made a major change in direction…
  • Get Involved – Winter Warriors Needed and Hooks & Needles Meets Next On Jan. 23rd at 7:00 pm.
  • Church News – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources, and Evening Book Club on March 9th.

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January 5, 2017

In This Issue

  • Notice of Annual Meeting
  • Get Involved – Community-Wide Styrofoam Recycling and Help Local Families with Food Pantry
  • Church News – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources, Crockpot Lunch
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December 22, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Community-Wide Styrofoam Recycling and Help Local Families with Food Pantry!
  • Pastors Message – Share With Family and Friends By Being Present!
  • Church News – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources at FCCLG.org and Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning, & New Year’s Service times!

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December 8, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Christmas Fund on Dec. 18th, Help Local Families with Food Pantry
  • Pastors Message – Gifts, Giving, and Gratitude
  • Church News – Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning, and New Year’s Services

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November 24, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Christmas Fund on Dec. 18th and Amazon Smile!
  • Pastors Message – The word from author Molly Baskette!
  • In Our Church – Messy Church on Dec. 4th at 4:30 pm and Gifts Of Gratitude Dec. 4th!

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November 10, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Di Nico’s Pizza Fundraiser on Nov. 13th and Harvest Home on Nov. 16th
  • Pastors Message – “Now more than ever, you and I must be the body of Christ.”
  • In Our Church – Gifts Of Gratitude Dec. 4th and Text Giving Is Now Available at FCCLG!

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October 27, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Wine Tasting for BEDS Plus and LATTE Teen Theatre Ensemble performs Gas Light!
  • Pastors Message – What is enough? What does this word mean to you?
  • In Our Church – Gifts Of Gratitude, Zackley’s Bake Sale, and Baritones and Brunch tickets available now

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October 13, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Exploring Faith Oct. 23rd-Do You Belong?
  • Pastors Message – Scarcity and fear vs. abundance and hope
  • In Our Church – Zackley’s Bake Sale, Harvest Home dinner, and Baritones and Brunch tickets available now

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September 29, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Exploring Faith Oct. 9th-Do You Belong? and Trivia Night Oct. 14th!
  • Pastors Message – Technology has kept us in touch with and relevant to the world around us.
  • In Our Church – Messy Church Oct. 2nd and Choral Sermon Rehearsals Oct. 6th!

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September 15, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Back Alley Burger Fundraiser and BEDS Plus  – Stock A Shelter!
  • Pastors Message – What Can We Do About Racism? September 25th begins a nine week study in Adult Education!
  • In Our Church – Neighbors in Need on October 2nd!

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September 1, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Work Day Begins September 10th from 9:00 am to noon and Support St. Barbara’s Pantry this month with PB&J!
  • Pastors Message – Be the hands, feet, face, and heart of God.
  • In Our Church – Messy Church on Sept. 4th at 4:30 pm, and Kick-Off Sunday on Sept. 11th at 10:00 am!

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August 18, 2016

In This Issue

  • Get Involved – Come Help Make Pew Cushions and Support St. Barbara’s Pantry!
  • Pastors Message – Safe Church/Boundary Training, Confirmation Mentors Needed, and Exploring Communion!
  • In Our Church - Kick-Off Sunday & Annual Picnic and Ryan’s Fall Music Information!

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August 4, 2016

In This Issue

  • Worship in the Park this Sunday
  • Pastors Message – Take the Plunge
  • In Our Church – Confirmation Mentors, LeaderShop School Supply drive, volunteer for Saturday Meals

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July 21, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – “Be the Church” What must we do to show the extravagant love of God to one another and to our community?
  • Get Involved – The Jesus Seminar and LeaderShop School Supply Drive
  • In Our Church – Confirmation Mentors, Annual Women’s Retreat and Community Worship Service information

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July 7, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – “Ask The Question” Sunday! What can we as Christians do to stop the violence in the world?
  • Get Involved – The Jesus Seminar and LeaderShop School Supply Drive!
  • In Our Church – Annual Women’s Retreat and Messy Church!

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June 23, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Pastor Carly Answers Some More Questions From “Ask The Question” Sunday!
  • Get Involved – Saturday Meals and BEDS Plus Volunteers Needed!
  • In Our Church – Fundraising with Amazon Smile and FCCLG & Remodeling updates!

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June 9, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Summer Is Here! We are learning to Be The Church!
  • Get Involved – Summer Musical Camp!
  • In Our Church – Hooks and Needles Summer Schedule and Welcome Tiny Toes Music!

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May 26, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – How is God calling you to reinvent yourself, your faith, your spiritual journey?
  • Get Involved – BEDS Plus Summer Volunteer opportunities
  • In Our Church – Be the Church, Women’s Retreat, and Flat Jesus

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May 12, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Look for a message from Carly in our next Tidings!
  • Get Involved – Conversation Circles On May 22th & FCCLG and Q-BBQ Fundraiser on May 25th!
  • In Our Church – All Teams Meeting and Strengthen The Church Offering – Both on May 15th!

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April 28, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Thanks to God for the many gifted and passionate ministers in this congregation!
  • Get Involved – Strengthen The Church Offering and BEDS Plus Summer Volunteer!
  • In Our Church – Messy Church on May 1st  and Book Club on June 2nd – The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes!

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April 14, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Save The Date – May 8th will be “Ask The Question Sunday.”
  • Get Involved – BEDS Plus Summer Volunteer and Help St. Barbara’s Food Pantry!
  • In Our Church – Are You A Caring Person? The Called To Care Program Begins May 10 and Continues Every Tuesday Evening Throughout May!

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March 31, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – What’s your role in the ministry?
  • Get Involved – Congregational Work Day and Join The Choir!
  • In Our Church – Book Club and Bowling Outing!

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March 17, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Easter is not just one day – it’s an everyday soul experience!
  • Get Involved – St. Barbara’s Pantry and Quilting For Charity Group!
  • In Our Church – Holy Week and the Living Cross!

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March 3, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Choral Sermon Sunday! Come Join Us for Worship at 10:00 am!
  • Get Involved – One Great Hour Of Sharing and LeaderShop’s Pirate Party!
  • In Our Church – Zackley Stock Sales & Hooks and Needles!

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February 18, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Come Join Us Sunday Mornings At 8:30 am…Oases On The Journey!
  • Get Involved – New Members Exploration and Evening Book Club!
  • In Our Church -  Lenten Music Schedule and Messy Church!

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February 4, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Sacred Discontent is the theme of our Lenten Journey.
  • Get Involved – Word For All Ages and New Member Exploration!
  • In Our Church – Have You Heard Rumors Of Potential Church Renovations?

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January 21, 2016

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Our job is to bring God’s realm to earth as it is in heaven!
  • Get Involved – St. Barbara’s Food Pantry and Crisis Advocate Training!
  • In Our Church – Women’s Ministry Retreat and Hooks & Needles!

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November 25, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Jesus said, “Come follow me.”
  • Get Involved – FCCLG’s Winter Warriors and Crisis Advocate Training!
  • In Our Church – Amahl And The Night Visitors and Cookie Exchange!

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November 13, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message -Stewardship!
  • Get Involved – FCCLG’s Winter Warriors and Ministry Team Members Wanted!
  • In Our Church – Hanging of the Greens and Gifts of Gratitude!

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October 29, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message -Please see next Tidings!
  • Get Involved – Messy Church Begins and Greeters Needed!
  • In Our Church – All Church Craft Fair and Evening Book Club!

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October 15, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message -Practicing Generosity Will Bring You Spiritual Satisfaction!
  • Get Involved – Honey Do List At Church and Greeters Needed!
  • In Our Church – Calling All Crop Walkers and Donators for October 18th and All Church Craft Fair on November 1st!

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October 1, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Beyond Building Use Toward Building Capacity!
  • Get Involved – Greeters Needed and LeaderShop & Rotary Club Volunteers!
  • In Our Church – Neighbors In Need Offering & Calling All Crop Walkers and Donators!

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September 17, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – What Makes Your Heart Sing?
  • Get Involved – Honey Do List At Church and Laundry Heroes!
  • In Our Church -  Evening Book Club and Calling All Crafters!

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September 3, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Embarking on a New Adventure – Messy Church!
  • Get Involved – Laundry Heroes and Lawn Mowing!
  • In Our Church -  Homecoming Picnic and Helping St. Barbara’s Pantry!

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August 20, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Message of renewal from the Zackley’s!
  • Get Involved – Laundry Heroes and Lawn Mowing!
  • In Our Church -  Finding Meaning In Communion and Homecoming Picnic!

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August 6, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Humans Came Together!
  • Get Involved – Moms Demand Action!
  • In Our Church -  Calling All Crafters and Finding Meaning In Communion!

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July 23, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – A Faithful Church is in Business 24/7/365!
  • Get Involved – Braun and Cleaners Needed and Foosball Tournament!
  • In Our Church – Dist. 105 Moving In and Women’s Fellowship Retreat!

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July 9, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Did Jesus ever take the summer off?
  • Get Involved – Foosball Tournament and Lawn Mowing!
  • In Our Church – Women’s Fellowship Retreat and Hooks & Needles (Knit and Crochet)!

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June 25, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – The Realm of God!
  • Get Involved – Applebees’ –> Dining to Donate for FCCLG on June 28th!
  • In Our Church – Hooks & Needles (Knit and Crochet) and Office Space Available at our Church!

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June 12, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Honoring the God-Spark in those Around Us!
  • Get Involved – Party for Pillars Luau and St. Barbara’s Food Pantry!
  • In Our Church – Hang Out with ‘Flat’ Jesus!

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May 28, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Confirming what faith?
  • Get Involved – Strengthen The Church and St. Barbara’s Food Pantry!
  • In Our Church – Babies, Brunch, and Baptisms!

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May 14, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – How Do We Tell Our Faith Story?
  • Get Involved - St. Barbara’s Food Pantry and Lawn Mowing!
  • In Our Church - Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, Celebrating Seniors Week, and Book Club!

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April 9, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message - Let’s find Resurrection!
  • Get Involved - We need Volunteers for the YZals Youth Group!
  • In Our Church - CommUNITY Prayer Walk

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March 26, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – The Parables of Jesus!
  • Get Involved – Crop Walk Coordinator, St. Barbara’s Food Pantry
  • In Our Church – Holy Week: A Journey to Easter and Easter Morning Continental Breakfast

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March 12, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message - The Climate within our Community
  • Get Involved – Crop Walk Coordinator, CNN/Meals on Wheels
  • In Our Church – Easter Morning Continental Breakfast, & Missions Survey

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February 26, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message - Thinking About Lent
  • Get Involved - St. Barbara’s Food Pantry, & Heartland Blood Drive
  • In Our Church - Lenten Services & Pancakes in our PJ’s

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February 12, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message - The Scarcity Mindset
  • Get Involved - 2015 Back Bay Mission and Saturday Meals Program
  • In Our Church – On The Edge, A Lenten Study

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January 15th, 2015

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Call to the Annual Meeting on Sunday 1/18 after worship
  • Get Involved – Beds Plus Fundraiser 1/25 from 4-7 pm
  • In Our Church – Ski Trip! 1/31

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December 18, 2014

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Taking Advent Seriously
  • Get Involved – Heartland Blood Drive – March 1st
  • In Our Church – Christmas Eve Services @ 5:30 and 11 pm

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December 4, 2014

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Looking Toward Jerusalem
  • Get Involved – 2015 Back Bay Mission Trip
  • In Our Church – Boundary Waters Presentation on December 7th

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November 20, 2014

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Friend or Follower
  • Get Involved – Bring your Jewel stamps to Church
  • In Our Church – Cookie Exchange December 14th

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October 30, 2014

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Voting by Stewardship
  • In Our Church – Out and About Breakfast November 9th
  • Get Involved – 2015 Adult Mission Trip

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October 16, 2014

In This Issue

  • Pastor’s Message – Blessed to be a Blessing
  • In Our Church – La Grange Halloween Walk October 25th
  • Get Involved – Bridge Club

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