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700 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL  60441

815 838-2091

Church and Ministry Center
Ministry Center (left) and church- (6/3/2014)

October calendar

Saturday, October 4th

Fall Clean Up Day - 8:00 a.m. - noon

There is yard work, outside pickup, and inside cleaning at the church, Ministry Center and Parsonage. Come for breakfast at 7:30 and stay and pitch in. Many hands make work short and enjoyable.

Sunday, October 5th

Worship Service: World-wide Communion - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

On World-wide Communion Sunday we celebrate what it means to be a Christian in other denominations and places of the world. This is a day to consider what it means to be a Chrisian in today's global context.

"Shine" Worship Service - 11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

We continue our fall worship experiment by reading aloud the Gospel of John, singing songs of praise, and praying together in new ways. We celebrate weekly communion.

Sunday, October 12th

Worship Service: "Blessing of the Teddy Bears" - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We are reminded that our first impressions of God are often connected to our teddy bears. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite stuffed animal to worship to be recognized as bearing God's presence for us.

"Shine" Worship Service - 11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 14th, 21st, & 28th

Book discussion - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The book is "The Faith Club" by Idliby, Oliver and Warner. It is the story of three women representing Christianity, Islam and Judaism and explores the differences and similarities of their faith. If you have this book, bring it with you. Call the church office at 815 838-2091 if you'd like us to order one for you.

Sunday, October 19th

Worship Service: Consecration Sunday - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We celebrate the conclusion of our Stewardship campaign. We'll have a special act of offering to dedicate our commitment for use of Time, Talent, and Treasure. We celebrate our commitments as we seek to deepen our faith together.

"Shine" Worship Service - 11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 26th

One Worship Service: Reformation and Birthday Sunday - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

On this day we acknowledge church reformers including those who founded this Lockport First Congregational Church. We also recognize members who have been part of this church for 50 years or more.



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Confirmation class

A new group of students has begun a Confirmation class. The candidates are Andrew Bean, Ross Cronholm and Kyelar Enyen.

Meeting on Sundays at 12:45 p.m. in the Parlor, the group enters the next part of their faith journey as they explore scriptures and church life with each other and with various mentors.

Please pray for these young people as they deepen their understanding of a Christian life.

First Class Kids

First Class Kids Preschool is enrolling students for fall, 2014. Let your neighbors and friends with young children know about this quality opportunity.  Call Sue Gonzalez at 815 838-8133.  More information

On Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. during the preschool year there are two special opportunities:

  • The children meet in the sanctuary for Bible Story Time with the Pastor or the Director of Teaching Ministries.
  • Adults are invited for coffee in the lobby.  Stay to visit, and/or take a coffee to go.