Last summer, we were blessed to meet and support Pastor John Rutsindintwarane, who serves his fellow citizens in Rwanda. Pastor John is part of PICO National Network (People Improving Communities through Organizing) www.piconetwork.org. He teaches village leaders to dream, plan and build their own trades and infrastructure, which will bring progress to their war-ravaged nation.
The process is simple. Through faith-based organized leaders, teams are developed to unite their neighbors in solving the most basic needs of any community. The people research solutions, take action, hold themselves and others accountable, and get results. For example, a rural, isolated village worked together to build a 38 room clinic. Then they worked to bring water supply to the clinic. Another village developed a business of making and selling much needed roofing tiles to replace their thatched roofs. Please contribute generously to PICO/RWANDA this summer to encourage Rwandans to help themselves and improve their own quality of life. A poster and donation basket will be available in the Fellowship Room for your information and generosity. ~ Membership & Missions Committee
Sun. June 29, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour - This is 5th Sunday Hymn Sing = call out the number of your favorite hymn for all to sing! Children's Message: "a cup of cold water." Sermon: Kingdom Principle: OBEDIENCE. Nils von Keudell will sing Bob Dylan's classic: Gotta Serve Somebody
Tue. July 1, 7 PM - Trustees meet at Church to care for our buildings and grounds.
Friday, July 4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY - GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Sun. July 6, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour ~ HOLY COMMUNION ~ The Lord's Table is open to all! Sermon series on Kingdom principles continues. A children's message and their special bulletin given every Sunday! We love kids!
Thur. July 10, 10:45 AM - All the Ladies of the Church and their Friends are invited to meet us @ church to CARPOOL to the Eagles Nest Café for "dutch treat" lunch in Poplar Grove. Please call for reservations by July 8 847-683-2585
Sat. July 12, 7 PM - Men's Breakfast Club @ Rose Garden Restaurant for all Hampshire gentlemen - an interfaith gathering!
Sun. July 13, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour. I was glad, very glad, when they said to me, 'let us go to the house of the Lord today!'"