Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Morning Group Winter Break

The group just completed "Life Lessons: Book of 2 Corinthians" by Max Lucado.

The group will take a winter break, and will resume on Tuesday Feb. 17.

Please refer to an earlier posting 'Bread for the Day ... and the Week.'

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Service (2)

Christmas Eve Service (1)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Play (2)

Christmas Play (1)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas-Ready Sanctuary

Poinsettias, representing our own members, their loved ones, some with the Lord, some in other parts of the country, remind us of 'a great cloud of witnesses' ready to worship together.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Healthy Finish

The dishes members prepared for the dinner celebrating the successful completion of the 13-week journey of 'First Place 4 Health' were healthy and delicious.

Next session will start on Wednesday January 7, with 6:30 pm orientation for new comers and 7:00 pm for returning members.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bread for the Day ... and the Week

A group of men gather faithfully every Tuesday at 7 am, to study the Word of God and to pray together and for one another.

It is truly a privilege and a blessing to be part of this welcoming, affirming, and spiritually nurturing covenant group.

Contact Don Hammel 708-388-2044 or Pastor Chung 708-448-0798 if interested.

All are welcome.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Volunteer Opportunity at PADS

The Palos United Methodist Women, our Esther and Rebekah Circles, have arranged a service project with Southwest Suburbs PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter).

PADS organizes churches to take in homeless people for the night and provide dinner and breakfast.

Our assignment is to supply dinner and breakfast for the 20-30 women and children at the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (8302 Normandy Av) in Burbank on the first Tuesday of the month from January to April.

Please join us in supplying these meals by volunteering to help or giving donations to purchase the food.

Also, join us in praying for those in need.

There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, and if you have any questions please contact Freda Darling at (708) 594-3534.

Thank you for any help you may be able to give.

Mid-Week Morning Prayer

Every Wednesday at 9:00 am, we will gather in the Chapel for a time of prayer.

Pastor Chung will lead the 15-minute devotion-prayer; you may leave or stay to continue with your prayers.

Wednesday January 7, 2009 will be the first gathering.

Come the way you are.
Come to pour your heart out to God.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our Organist & Choir Director

A highly gifted musician with a solid faith and a deep love of church, Millie Watland plays a crucial role in keeping our worship alive.

Two Trumpets

James Ellison and Pastor Chung playing an offertory music.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pastor Chung

“[Jesus] came that [we] may have life, and may have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)

God blessed me richly throughout my life, and it is my sincere desire to help people experience God’s abundance in its fullness.

As for myself, I pray that God will help me preserve my authenticity, integrity, and humility in all I do and all my days.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Caroling

Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group (led by Beth Paschall, Diaconal Minister) warms up before going out for a round of caroling.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"First Place 4 Health"

The ultimate goal of this 13-week program is for each person to experience more abundant life, as participants discover through daily bible study that Christ is the Lord of the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical lives of His children. Next session will start with an orientation on Wed January 7, 2009.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Art in the Church

Oliver (Pete) Nielson brings exquisite art work of his deceased wife Marion, which adorns the church hallway and narthex appropriate for the season.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Exchanging Gifts for a Worthy Cause

Esther Circle members bring from home items for white elephant gift exchange, and donate money saved to Worth Food Pantry, a joint mission with United Methodist Church of Worth.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Why Are These People So Happy?

Chocolate chunk, chocolate raspberry, oatmeal raisin, and potato chip - these are the flavors of cookie mix the Methodist Youth Fellowship will sell for $7 per jar as a fundraiser on Dec 14 Sunday.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Beautiful Sanctuary, Beautiful Church

During the 'Hanging of the Greens' Saturday Nov 29th, many of our faithful members took great joy setting up the Christmas trees and decorating the sanctuary and the fellowship hall. How blessed we all are to worship in this beautiful church!

'Come Unto Me'

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Our Harlem side wall extends this invitation to all passers by.