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Join us on December 11th at 6:30 PM at The Meeting Place for the annual Immanuel Christmas Party – a time for us to join together as a family and pause to celebrate Christ’s birth. Come for egg nog, apple cider, gingerbread men, perhaps even a yule log, and of course, good times with one another. Hope to see you there!

Contact Ellan Shelton with any questions at ellan.shelton or 254-722-5320.

  • A few highlights concerning potential places of missional engagement within the UIC Area: Barbara’s Bookstore is a great place to hang out and get to know UIC students. As well, they often have author appearances, other literary events, and a Children’s Reading Hour each Saturday at 11:00 AM. Consider joining Dan Oakes with the Good News Jail Ministry at the CookCountyJuvenileDetentionCenter. The approval process is a bit lengthy (application, background check, pastor reference, getting an ID made), but if you are interested you should call Dan at 773-425-5918.
  • A brief calendar of important/interesting upcoming events: Thanksgiving is coming up! All kinds of events are taking place with that. For example, the HolyTrinityCroatianChurch on 18th Street is having a Thanksgiving Dinner for the public. A couple of parades are coming up as well: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • This week’s helpful resource: If you’re looking for other ways to work for the good of your community, consider checking out the Christian Community Development Association.

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Have a blessed week!

Andrew Myers

Check out this event coming up in Chicago that combines art and justice –

Here’s an immediate need that you may be able to help with. If any of you paint, draw, do photography, or make jewelry or crafts let Andrew (andrewmyers) know ASAP. Buy Art, Not People is still in need of submissions for their silent auction. 70% of proceeds go to end sex trafficking and human slavery in our day.

  • A few highlights concerning potential places of missional engagement within the UIC Area: There is a Free Art Studio after school program at Casa Aztlan on Racine, Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Call 312.666.5508 for more info. Or if you’ve ever seen a big trailer set up on the streets at night with homeless men and women surrounding it and wondered what it was it’s this – The Night Ministry. There are even ways you could volunteer with them.
  • A brief calendar of important/interesting upcoming events: Coming up on the 20th is the Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair at OrozcoSchool on 18th Street.
  • This week’s helpful resource: If you want to see the gospel go forth near and far, check out The Joshua Project to learn more about the need.

“To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Have a blessed week,
Andrew Myers

· A few highlights concerning potential places of missional engagement within the UIC Area: Consider your public library. Not only is it a great way to get to know other families, but its also a great place to learn about what else is going on the community. For starters, at the Rudy Lozano branch there is family story time each Thursday at 3:30, and at the Roosevelt branch there is a Fall Harvest Crafts events on November 9th.

· A brief calendar of important/interesting upcoming events: I am personally very excited about a discussion panel this Sunday from 1:30-4:00pm at The Shrine of Our Lady Pompeii concerning how to live with compassion in everyday life. There will be panelists from Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. Come join the discussion.

· This week’s helpful resource: If you feel at a loss for where to start in seeking God’s justice in the world (or even if you don’t) you should check out The Just Life. Their website is filled with ideas, resources, and opportunities to connect with like-minded people in Chicago.

1 John 3:16-18

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Have a blessed week,

Andrew Myers

Don’t forget that this Saturday night you turn your clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep. See you on Sunday, on time, and well-rested!

Don’t forget: if you’re not a member yet at Immanuel, there is a Mission Class this Sunday (11/7) after the service. Lunch will be provided. Complete Joining the Mission before coming.