WORSHIP IN THE GARDEN with the Threefold Cord Churches

Sunday August 9 at 9 AM 

Morton Grove Community Church 8944 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL.

Dress is casual, bring a lawn chair!

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THE NEWS OF NILES COMMUNITY CHURCH AUGUST 2020 

THREEFOLD CORD NEWS

  • Pastoral Leadership Going Forward: Pastor Ken Hockenberry has accepted a call to serve our Chicago Presbytery. Carter-Westminster is currently searching for an interim/transitional pastor. Our pulpit supply team (Bill Weinman, Debbie Oates, and Jan Anderson), along with our Session are exploring ways of possible sharing a pastor with one of our ThreeFold Cord churches. Stay tuned!

  • We will continue “virtual worship” through the end of the Summer. Your feedback on these services is important as we continue to work together to provide the most meaningful worship possible.

  • OUTDOOR WORSHIP Sunday August 9th 9:00 a.m. in the garden of the Morton Grove Community Church, weather permitting. Bring your own chair (some extras will be available) and a mask (no exceptions). This will be a shorter service. No singing. A meaningful gathering of God’s faithful people. Hope you will plan to be there!

  • CONVERSATION, EXPLORATION AND CONSULTATION continues as representatives of all three churches explore viable futures for our ThreeFold Cord churches. Our representatives are Bill Weinman, Pam Foley, and Jim Oates.


BECOMING A BELOVED COMMUNITY is the focus of our Summer Worship as together we address the concerns of dismantling systemic racism, eradicating poverty and revitalizing our ministries. I hope you watched some of the moving tributes to U.S. Representative John Lewis, a person who dedicated his life to dismantling systemic racism. In a conversation in the Harvard Gazette Lewis said: "I think we’re in one of the most difficult periods in our recent history as a nation and as a people. There is this sense that that’s all we’re going to do, and there’s not anything else or a role for the national government to play in helping to make real the hopes and dreams and aspirations of people. But to fulfill the dreams of so many — blacks, whites, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos — we must not let those dreams and the hopes of so many be abandoned or die. In spite of all of the progress that was made — and we’ve made progress, we’ve come a distance — we still have a distance to go… What I think is important is that we have not yet created the “beloved community.” We’re not there; we still have a distance to go." - John Lewis
Friends, this is our challenge and our opportunity: to bridge the distance to create God’s Kingdom here on earth. Thank you for your faithful work on these challenging issues. -scp-

GENEROSITY MATTERS Thank YOU for your on-going generosity: Your gifts are making a difference. Use on-line giving or send your contributions to the church. So far, we are doing OK.

WHEN? Will we return to worship inside NCC? Session is still prayerfully pondering the timing of re-entry, but September looks possible. Stay tuned!
Until we re-enter our building, connect with our virtual worship, join the WORD-SHARE-PRAYER gatherings on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m., or our “Happy/Social Time” on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. You will find the ZOOM links on the NCC Website.


FINALLY: Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, The Message)

--Pastor Steve Pierce

THIS WEEK AT NCC... 

WORSHIP-IN-THE-GARDEN:  Sunday, August 9th at 9 a.m. (weather permitting). A simple 'matins' (service of prayer and meditation), gathering God's people.in the garden at the Morton Grove Community Church 8944 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL. The dress is casual, and masks are required. If you are able, bring your own lawn chair (there will be some chairs set up). Please check on this website Sunday morning if weather looks threatening, to see if this service is postponed.  This is an opportunity to worship God and see (partial) familiar faces and new faces.  

{We will also provide worship via video}

SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 2020: ThreeFold Cord Church Service 

(Carter-Westminster, Morton Grove, and Niles Community Churches)​

Let's view together at 10:45 AM Sunday

​THURSDAY AUGUST 13 AT 7:30 PM - HAPPY HOUR

THURSDAYS AT 7:30 PM...HOW TO CONNECT:

SATURDAY AUGUST 15 AT 11:00 AM - WORD-SHARE-PRAYER

SATURDAYS AT 11 AM...HOW TO CONNECT:

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