·A few highlights concerning potential places of missional engagement within the UIC Area: There are lots of ways that we as a church can be involved with InterVarsity or Campus Crusade on the UIC Campus. If you’re interested, I’d love to chat with you sometime.

·A brief calendar of important/interesting upcoming events:

If you’ve got time this Saturday, the 4th, then you might consider helping Working Bikes Cooperative as they are packing up 500 bikes to send off to the Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation, which supports programs in Human Development, Health, Education, Nutrition, Housing and Disaster Relief Aid. Family Unity Night. Wed, 12/15/2010 – 17:00 – 20:00. Join the Pilsen Planning Committee’s Family Taskforce for Family Unity Night at DvorakPark (1119 W. Cullerton) for games, workshops and information tables. This event is FREE and open to the public.

·This week’s helpful resource: Here’s a great site which I’ve recently come across: Redeemer City to City. Check out the resources; there’s lots here to stimulate how we think about our mission in the city.

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

In light of the cross, may we walk as citizens of Christ’s kingdom! Be blessed,

Andrew Myers