If you missed the “Hanging of the Greens” last Sunday, we’ll be decorating the Sanctuary Christmas Tree for Advent after Worship. Thanks for all those who helped make the church even more beautiful last Sunday!
COVID masks are welcome and not required.
In this week’s Announcements…
Coming up at FBC—Key events, missions, and “save the dates”: Advent, and LOTS MORE!
Community Events & Resources: “The Greatest Gift” Celebration
&Interfaith Career Network.
News and Updates from American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago (ABC-MC) or ABC-USA
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Join us in Studying God’s Word
Every Sunday morning at 10AM, we have Sunday Church School for adults and kids who want to learn with their parents in the sanctuary. All are welcome! Bibles and study books are provided.
Philippians 4:19—“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
FBC’s Clothing Closet for all those in need is now open on a call basis.
For clothing needed or donations, phone the church at (708) 352-2740.
Community Resources & Events
Interfaith Career Center Save the Date!
FBC’s very own Leslie Kelley will be speaking as the January Interfaith Career Center Monthly Presentation, on January 18th, 7-9pm, at the St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Rd, Western Springs, IL. Stay tuned for more details! Sign up to get career advice, events, and job postings at https://www.interfaithcareernetwork.com/home.
News from American Baptist Churches
ABC-MC & ABC-USA Updates
Love to bake Christmas cookies and want to meet some other American Baptists from Chicagoland? Join the ABCMC Family Cabinet and Region Staff for a cookie exchange, carol singing, and a fireside reflection led by the Outdoor Ministry Committee! We ask each household to bring a dozen cookies or treats to share. You are encouraged to wear your holiday favorites- Christmas pajamas, ugly holiday sweater, or sparkling finery! Please RSVP at the link above.
Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain
The Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA has affirmed the call of the Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain to be the next General Secretary of the denomination. Dr. Jacobs-Strain’s term of service will begin on February 1, 2024.
Violence in the Middle East and in the United States
Excerpt from a message from ABCUSA General Secretary Dr. C. Jeff Woods
“Jesus calls us to be peacemakers in our prayers, in our interactions with our neighbor, in our own health and well-being, and in promoting the well-being of others. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). Peacemaking is in our job description as children of God. American Baptists have a long history of peace making and we carry that tradition.” More here.
American Baptist Women’s Ministries Fall Webinar Series
You Can Be Part of God's Work at FBC
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