In addition to these events listed below,
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Update Your Info for the Parish Directory
Have you moved in the past year? Changed your email or phone number? Are you not sure if we have your contact info at all? Email any updates to Dan Puchalla: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Now Open
Vacation Bible Camp 2017
July 31 - August 4
Register online at sp-r.org/vacation-bible-camp or on a paper form found in the Narthex.
Return paper forms to the church office or offering basket.
Ages 11 and up
Register as a counselor by emailing Monte (email@example.com).
Summer Youth Group Mission Trip
Thanks to all who attended our event with Al-Rabia Mosque for our last youth group of the program year! This August, youth will be continuing the conversation in Detroit, MI to learn about inter-religious dialogue and allyship between Christian and Arab Muslim communities.
Are you signed up already? Pick up your registration packet and packing list outside of the youth room.
Looking to attend the trip? (Cost: $250.) Sign-up here!
Spiritual Care Visitor Training with
Bishop Anderson House
Interested in learning the art of being a healing presence through basic skills of active listening? Join the staff of Bishop Anderson House for a Spiritual Care Visitor Training. Learn skills around role of faith, sacrament and prayer in spiritual care; psychological first aid; ministry to the cognitively impaired; spiritual screening; advance directives; cultural diversity; and serious illness, death, & loss. Trainings are Saturdays, Sept 9-Nov 11 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, IL or Sept 16-Dec 2 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Munster, IN. For more information, contact Tommy Rogers at 312-563-4824 or Thomas_Rogers@rush.edu.
Sign Up for the Women's Retreat
Make time this fall to come to the 6th annual SPR Women’s Weekend Retreat October 6-8! In a beautiful setting in Woodstock, Illinois, you will make new friends, deepen existing friendships, and have the opportunity to reflect. We encourage you to register early to secure your participation for this weekend designed especially for SPR women. Registration forms are available on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact one of the SPR Women’s Retreat Leadership Team: Kim Hart, Val Cavin, and Mary Naftzger.
Volunteer with a Refugee Family
Over 30 parishioners have signed up to make home visits to the family from Eritrea that SPR is sponsoring through RefugeeOne. The visits have included homework help for the 4 children (ages 8 to 15), lots of word games, and a couple birthday parties, along with some mentoring for Hana, the mother. The schedule for visits full through July. If you’d like to join two group visits in August and/or September (7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, 10 to noon on Saturday), contact Sheila Bator. Special Need: If you have a spare laptop/desktop PC, the family could sure use it.
Pastoral Drop-in Hours with Dan Puchalla
Going through a difficult time? Have questions about God or want to work on your prayer life? Just want to chat? Drop by the Byllesby Room to talk with Dan Puchalla, Associate Rector, any Tuesday between 4:00 and 7:00p. As always, you're also invited to contact Peter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan (email@example.com) at any time for pastoral conversations.