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Anti-racism book study: "Dear Church"

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A new book study group will be reading "Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US. The group will meet  on Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, on Zoom, starting August 17. Come to an informational meeting on Monday, August 10, 7:30-8pm. You do not need...

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Ancora: Jean Hatmaker plays Bach Cello Suites 4–6 on August 1, 7pm

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Register to attend in personWatch the livestream Cellist Jean Hatmaker will play Bach's Solo Cello Suites 4, 5 and 6 in a concert titled "Ancora"  on Saturday, August 1, at 7pm, at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. The concert will be livestreamed on the Bach Cantata Vespers YouTube...

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"You feel good helping people.” Verna Offermann retires from Grace's reception desk.

Posted by Gwen Gotsch on

  It’s a hard time to retire. “I feel like I should be over there helping with different things,” said Verna Offermann earlier this week. “But,” she adds, “I don’t know what.” Verna retired from working at Grace at the end of June, after...

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Getting the health care you need during the pandemic

Posted by Pat Gulik, RN on

It has been a long time since we’ve been together in large groups on Sunday morning for worship at Grace. As we enter Phase 4 of the plan to “Restore Illinois” during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to get out a little more, visit with friends outdoors, pick up a cup of...

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In-person worship services for up to 50 people begin on Sunday, July 19

Posted by Pastor Dave Lyle on

Sign-up for worship services here. Dear Grace members, On Sunday, July 19, Grace will switch to a new worship schedule in order to accommodate more people in worship, in line with Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. The 8:30am Sunday service will continue via livestream, attended only by...

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Racism statement from Grace's Church Council

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The events that have unfolded in our nation over the last few weeks have reawakened us to the deep divides that still exist within our country. Racism, manifested in individual acts and present throughout systems, continues to prevent us from being the beloved community that God intends. Our...

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Sharing Burdens, Spreading Hope with New Moms

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Ninety-seven percent of the young families that come to New Moms are experiencing extreme poverty and want to write a new story for their future. New Moms partners with these young mothers and their kids in a “2-Generation” approach that provides housing, job training, and parenting...

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Come to GLOW on Wednesday evenings

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GLOW tonight! GLOW stands for Grace Lutheran on Wednesdays. It's an informal worship service, via Zoom the summer, with songs and scripture and small-group faith discussions for people of all ages. Click on the link to join GLOW on Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83290639598… Hop on any...

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Sharing Burdens with Beyond Hunger

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The COVID19 pandemic has sent unemployment figures in the U.S. to levels not seen since the Great Depression, leaving more and more families not sure where their next meal will come from. Beyond Hunger (formerly the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry) reports that pantry usage is up 35 percent...

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Sharing hope with Housing Forward

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  Since 1992, Housing Forward has transformed the lives of close to 15,000 people in West Cook County by helping them with immediate housing and crisis needs, addressing their health and income difficulties, and transitioning them back to housing stability.   Grace member Sue...

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