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Posts from September 2017

World Communion Sunday, October 1, 2017

Adult Bible Study – 8:15 a.m. Worship – 9:30 a.m. Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5. Sunday School for Children & Youth – following worship Sunday Seminar: “Challenges to Sustainability” – 11:00 a.m. Communion at Clark-Lindsey Village: 1:30 p.m. Facing Racism Study – 5:30 p.m., Church Library…

The Challenge of Human Population Growth

Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 8:  David Sherwood:  Professor Emeritus, UI Colleges of Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Former Director of UI Reproductive Biology Training Program. Whereas Homo sapiens evolved over 200,000 years ago, global population remained…

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Adult Bible Study – 8:15 a.m. Proclamation Choir Rehearsal – 8:30 a.m. Worship – 9:30 a.m. Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5. Sunday School for Children & Youth – following worshipSunday Seminar “Biblical Interpretation 101” – 11:00 a.m. Twice Is Nice Clothing Shift – after worship and…

The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability

Upcoming Seminar Series: Our species, Homo sapiens, has been sustained by planet Earth’s eco-systems for over 200,000 years. Ongoing rapid accelerations in human population growth, technology and global affluence since the mid-twentieth century, however, are inflicting detrimental effects on the Earth’s ecosystems that are increasing the rate of extinction of species and imperiling the future…

Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101”

Upcoming Sunday Seminar: “Biblical Interpretation 101” led by Rev. Oliver-Holder, next Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. In this introduction to Biblical Interpretation, we will examine the principle challenges of faithful interpretation, namely, the importance of language and historical and social settings.  

Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation

Upcoming Seminar Series: The Arc of Human History: Challenges to Sustainability. Sundays, October 1 through November 5, 11:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. October 1:  Journey of the Universe: Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. This a documentary film tells the epic 14-billion-year story of the universe—how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged. The…

Rice & Oat Packing Event

Saturday, September 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Help reduce hunger in Champaign-Urbana. Join us for our fourth annual impact event to pack rice and oats for local food pantries. There will be two 1-hour shifts available: 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. This is a fun family activity for children 6 years and older.