SPR Godly Play Leaders Training

Are you interested in becoming a Godly Play storyteller or door-person? As we resume Children’s Formation in Fall, Peter & Monte will run a Godly Play In-House Training on Saturday, 26 August 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Church. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Child care will also be provided. Please register for this training with Monte Tugwete.

Youth Mission Trip to Detroit

On Sunday, August 20, the Youth Group will be commissioned for a mission trip to Detroit. The youth and leaders will be commissioned at the 10a liturgy before they start on their trip that afternoon. The aim of the trip is to learn about inter-religious dialogue and religious allyship and ways to fight against Islamophobia in our own community here in Chicago.

If you’re going on the trip, remember to have all of your mission trip materials turned in to the red folder with your name on it in the church office. Those who are not going can read the group’s reflections while they are away on SPR Youth social media (@SPRYouth) and the SPR Facebook page. Contact: Addie Domske.

Potluck Picnic for 50s and Better

Join the 50s and Better group for a potluck on Sunday, September 10, at 4p at Jim and Vinita Wright’s place. Bring a dish to share while our hosts grill burgers and sausages at the picnic. Please let us know if you can attend and what you plan to bring. If you don’t know exactly what you can bring, just indicate the category of food you can provide- appetizers, vegetables, salads, desserts or drinks. 

Venue: 9347 S. Eberhart (Eberhard is 2 blocks east of Martin Luther King Drive). Carpooling can be arranged. Contact: Bob Bator

Children’s Choirs

Singing together is a great gift for children. Sign your child up for one of our excellent choirs. Rehearsals start Thursday, September 7

The St. Nicholas Choir   Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
This choir provides a solid foundation for the youngest singers to learn both the skills and a love for singing beautiful music. The St. Nicholas Choir sings at the 9:15 liturgy about once every three Sundays.

Rehearsals: Thursdays 6:00—6:30p in the Sanctuary
Director: Gretchen Eng, Children’s Music Assistant, (773) 450-0304

The Choristers   3rd Grade and Up
This choir provides musical training through the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life Program. Choristers help lead our music at the 9:15 liturgy with the Adult Choir every Sunday.

Rehearsals:  Thursdays 6:00–7:45p (with a break at 7:00, then joined by the Adult Choir) in the St. Cecilia Room downstairs.
Director: Christian Clough, Director of Music, (773) 624-3185 x223

Hunger Walk 2017

Join the Food Pantry team on Saturday, September 16, for the 32nd Hunger Walk in Jackson Park. The Hunger Walk opens at 7a. SPR earns $12.00 for each walker. Last year we earned $624.00 which we used to purchase additional food for our Food Pantry guests. New this year: No lines! All walkers will be issued a “bibtix” number which you fasten to the front of your shirt. It will contain an electronic chip that will be specific to SPR. All you do is walk through the “WELCOME ENTRANCE” at Jackson Park to receive credit. “Bitbix” numbers and T-Shirts will be distributed at church on Sunday, September 9 after each service. To join our team, signup in the Narthex. Limited bus transportation will be available on a first come basis. For more information contact Shirley Knight.

Last day to register in Narthex is Sunday, August 27.

Reflect on Mary at the Women's Retreat

Make time this fall to come to the 6th annual SPR Women’s Weekend Retreat October 6-8! We will spend the weekend reflecting on the life of Mary the Mother of Jesus and learn how her ministry impacts our lives today. Our speakers will be Dr. Clare Komoroske Rothschild, Professor in the department of Theology at Lewis University, and Kate Collins, actress and member of the community. 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 HartVal Cavin, and Mary Naftzger.