Youth Sunday: September 15
This Sunday, September 15, the SPR youth will take the pulpit to share some of the lessons they learned on their recent mission trip. Come prepared to learn about indigenous rights and restorative justice, develop a bigger vision of the kingdom of God, and remember how much young people have to add to our community.
Fall Small Group Series: 1 Corinthians: Life in Community
A five-week small group series to read 1 Corinthians will begin the week of Sunday, September 29. Signups are available online and in the narthex. For details, contact Rev. Catherine Healy.
Art Sale to Benefit Unaccompanied Migrant Children
The SPR arts committee will hold an art sale this Sunday, September 15, from 2-4pm in the parish hall. The sale will feature art by Anne Harlan, Jim Wright, and Carolyn Pereira. All proceeds will go to LEAF (Legal Representation, Education, and Advocacy Fund for Unaccompanied Children), a division of RAICES (Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services). For details, please contact Anne Harlan.
20s/30s Group and 50s & Better Group Get together
This Sunday, September 15 at 12:15pm, SPR members who fit our demographics (as well as those in the middle) are invited to gather in the St. Cecilia room for fellowship. Contact Bob Bator or Julia McMillan for more details.
Once a month, SPR’s Open Kitchen crew cooks up a hearty stew for 200 guests of the soup kitchen housed at Kenwood United Church of Christ. Come help cook in the kitchen this Sunday, September 15 at 12:30pm. No skills necessary; there will be step-by-step guidance. For details, contact Fran Spaltro.
This Sunday, September 15, from 5-7pm, we will be discussing together what we want our year to look like and creating a covenant together as we begin this year together. Let us get to know one another, grow together, and work together for the betterment of our lives in faith at SPR. Sign up sheets for those interested in the small groups will be available on Sunday as well. For more details contact Liz Koerner.
Haiti Sunday: September 22
On Sunday, September 22, we will celebrate our partnership with St. Patrick's Church & School in Tom Gateau, Haiti. Join us to learn more about how the people of SPR and St. Patrick's are working together to empower the St. Patrick's students and teachers by providing hot lunches, teacher salaries, a music program, and more. Make sure to stay after church to enjoy a Haitian meal!
September Adult Formation: Sundays, 10:20am
September 15: Youth Sunday | Learn from our youth about their recent travels to visit urban indigenous communities and explore restorative justice in Minnesota.
September 22: Haiti Sunday | Enjoy delicious Haitian food and learn more about SPR's partnership with St. Patrick's in Tom Gateau, Haiti.
September 29: 1 Corinthians Series Begins | Stay tuned for more details on our fall small group/formation series, 1 Corinthians: Life in Community.
Save the Date: Haiti 2020
Join the team for SPR's next annual visit to St. Patrick's, our partner parish in Haiti, fromFebruary 7-11, 2020. The trip cost is approximately $1500, including hotels and airfare. For details, attend the Haiti Sunday adult formation session on September 22, or contact Haiti team chairs Gail Williams or Linda Thisted. All SPR members are invited to join the trip.
Illness and Off-Hour Emergencies
The clergy are always available to assist you. Please email Rev. Catherine or call or text her at 312-719-0925 if you or a family member expects to be in the hospital and wishes to be visited. Email Barnabas to add names to our prayer list. Our prayers are with all those in need.