Archive for September, 2013

Time Well Spent: One Pastor’s Reflection on Big Tent 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The Rev. Lisa M. López is the solo Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, a small multicultural congregation continually seeking to live into its calling as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.  2013 Big Tent combined 10 national Presbyterian conferences and a single theme: “Putting God’s First Things First” (Matt. 6:33–34). It […]


A “Big Tent” First

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

by Rev. Kathy Dale McNair, Winnteka Presbyterian Church, parish associate 2013 Big Tent combined 10 national Presbyterian conferences and a single theme: “Putting God’s First Things First” (Matt. 6:33–34). It was held August 1–3 in Louisville, KY. It was my first time. Going to Big Tent. Great concept. Ten national conferences of the church come […]


Chicago Ideas Week

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

by Rev. Teri Peterson, Pastor, The Presbyterian Church of Palatine Chicago Ideas Week is an annual, weeklong gathering of global thought leaders created to drive ideas into actionable results. In 2013, it will take place October 14–20 at locations around Chicago for just $15 per event. Last October I spent several days sitting in cafes, […]


CROP Walk to End Hunger

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Every Sunday in October, there’s another CROP Walk around Chicagoland. Don’t know when yours is? (Or just wanting to walk more than once?) Here’s a helpful list of CROP Walks located in the bounds of our Presbytery.


September 17, 2013 Assembly

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

There were many beginnings and endings at the Presbytery Assembly, hosted by Arlington Heights Southminster Presbyterian Church. The assembly shared in a litany of thanksgiving for the ministry of the Presbyterian Camps, which is now permanently closed. Two Administrative Commissions were dismissed with gratitude. The final report from the Vision and Praxis Task Force was […]


“Everything is Possible with God!” (even VBS)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

by Rev Jane Tuma, Pastor, Morgan Park Presbyterian “Everything is possible with God!” was the theme of the Sky curriculum that Morgan Park Presbyterian Church used for Vacation Bible School (VBS) this past summer. God did make it possible for our small church to hold a successful VBS program, in part through the connectional nature of […]


Preparing Children for Worship

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

by Betsy Curtin, Chair Christian Education Committee, Elk Grove Presbyterian In recent years, some of the focus of Christian Education at Elk Grove Presbyterian Church has been educating our children in worship activities. The areas we concentrate on are: Communion, Children’s Time, Service, and Offering. Each of these is very important and we help the […]


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