Celebrate Creation! - Earth Care Classes
The earth and all creation are God's. God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect it and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family. We celebrate the marvels of God's creation -- right here, close to home. Several classes have been planned. Please join us if you are free at that time. You are welcome to come to whichever topics interest you -- come to one or all! ~ Earth Care Team
Sundays: April 30 - May 14, 10AM Education Hour
God saw everything God had made, and indeed, it was very good.
Monarch Butterflies - April 30, 10-11am
Please join us for a presentation by Debbie Groat, an expert on monarch butterflies and a member of the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee, on Sunday, April 30, during the education hour at 10:00 a.m. Monarch butterflies are in danger of extinction because of the destruction of their habitat. Come learn what you can do at home to save the monarchs and to learn about the monarch garden the Earth Care Team at RCLPC has planted. ~ Earth Care Team
Green Living Fair - May 7, 10-11am
The RCLPC Earth Care Team is looking forward to our fourth annual Green Living Fair on Sunday, May 7 10am-11am. We will have eleven displays on a variety of eco-topics! Learn more about: Monarch butterflies, opportunities for RCLPC thru Faith in Place (plus LED bulb give-away!), natural lawn care, baby chicks, vegetarian cooking (always good!), canning & using a pressure cooker, recently passed Illinois Future Energy Jobs legislation, copies of 2017 Green Guide, opportunity to vote for Your Favorite Eco-Project for this year, sample Equal Exchange chocolate and find out more about Eco-Justice. Plus much more! ~ Earth Care Team
Smart Energy Workshop - May 14, 10-11am
Understanding incentives, rebates, hourly pricing, and alternative suppliers can be confusing. Come clear the fog with Faith in Place staff as we learn how to take advantage of these programs to save money and maximize energy efficiency. ~ Earth Care Team
Women's Bible Study
We meet the second and fourth Thursdays at church from 10:00 AM to Noon. We are studying "Broken and Blessed" by Jessica LaGrone and the study of Genesis. Questions? Contact the group coordinators, Kathy Rabe or Deb Steele. Please join us!
Don't Keep God's Promises a Secret ... Spill the Beans!
The Christian Education Team is excited to announce that Spill the Beans will be our new curriculum for our Sunday school this year. This curriculum follows the narrative lectionary which is the guide for our weekly worship time (Pastor John and the worship team uses Spill the Beans too). The Spill the Beans Resource team believes, "story is the lifeblood of faith. In story we can tell the truth and speak with honesty about things for which there are not yet words. Story contains mystery and is the poetry that forms faith. Stories grow as we grow and can reveal new truths at different times in our lives. So we believe giving stories to people is one of the most important things we can do in sharing our faith. Our culture is stored in story. The same is true for our faith." It is our hope by learning the story in worship together and then building on that lesson in our classrooms, parents will be able to continue the conversation at home. Check it out: Spill the Beans.
If you are in 8th through 12th grade and are interested in exploring your faith and what it means to be Presbyterian to prepare for confirming your faith and becoming a member of RCLPC, we invite you to participate in our confirmation class. Please see the link above for the confirmation schedule.
Bible in 90 Days Calendar
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Bible in 90 Days Calendar
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