Wright Races will block Oak Park streets early Sunday morning

Many streets north of Lake Street in Oak Park will be closed until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 23, for the the Frank Lloyd Wright Races. Avoid Sunday morning frustration by checking the race map at the Park District's race web site.

Screen_Shot_2016-10-20_at_12.44.00_PM.pngPlan to attend the installation service and lunch on November 13

Our new associate pastors, Lauren and Dave Wegner, will be installed in a 10am worship service on Sunday, November 13. There will be only one service that morning. Sunday School and Confirmation classes will meet at 8:45am. There will be no Adult Education classes that morning.

An all-congregation lunch follows the service. The cooks and organizers need to know how many people are coming. Please RSVP online, or sign up at the reception desk on Sunday morning. The deadline for signing-up is Monday, November 7. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and cooking on Saturday, Nov. 12, and cooking, serving, and clean-up on Sunday. Please contact Lori Martin (lmartin@envision-benefits.com; 708-243-5768).

Next Sunday's forum from the Ad Hoc Committee focuses on scientific and cultural perspectives

The second of the forums sponsored by Grace Church’s Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 23, at 2:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Psychotherapist George Hogenson will present "Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity." There will be time for questions. Child care will be available in the church nursery. Read more.

The last of the three forums, "A Graceful Conversation for Grace," will be led by Pastor Lyle on Sunday, November 6, at 2:30pm

14681760_1136772676370432_6321861863924972241_n.jpgCoat collection for kids and adults in need

Are there gently used, but no-longer-worn winter coats hanging in your closets? Bring them to the bin in the atrium by Sunday, November 6, and they will be shared with children and adults served by Harmony Community Church in Lawndale. Kids’ sizes are especially needed, along with kids’ snow boots.

Sign up by midnight tonight for Family Fun Friday tomorrow

Families of Grace Church and Grace School are invited to the school year's first Family Fun Friday on October 21. Open gym, crafts, pizza, fun and fellowship for families of children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Read more. Register here by midnight on Thursday, October 20.