"Connecting to the Community" is the focus for worship in August

During the month of August we will be hearing more about some of our ministry partners and how they are reshaping our community through service. Each person and group will be available after worship in Fellowship Hall for "Continuing the Conversation" and answering questions. Several will have opportunities to take action to support their efforts. We hope that you will join us!

On Sunday, August 4, Katie Eccles from Magdalene House Chicago will come to bring the message and share their plan to have a house in 2020 that will provide safety and room to heal for women caught in sex trafficking. Magdalene House offers wrap around services for these women that allows them to become leaders in the community and to have a healthy life. We hosted their first fundraising concert in 2018, and will be supporting them through the Hubbard grant this year.

On Sunday, August 11, Colleen Sutkus from Sarah's Inn will come to bring the message and share how they are working with victims of domestic violence to help them rebuild their lives. Our church has been a supporter of Sarah's Inn for years -- and they want to say thank you!

On Sunday, August 18, Rev. Dr. Ed Heistand will bring the message on the life-giving ministry offered through Global Missions. Pastor Ed has been involved with missions for years in a variety of ways and has a heart for these efforts that serve to change the world.

On Sunday, August 25, Rev. Dr. Katherine Thomas Paisley will return to the pulpit alongside of a member of the Housing Forward staff to talk about the PADS ministry here. John Alger will also share the importance of PADS and how we can help. Our PADS coordination efforts will present the opportunities to become involved, or deepen your involvement in this important ministry. Housing Forward staff will be available after worship for conversation and questions. We are one of the original churches to partner with them and have been a PADS emergency shelter for 28 years.

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