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upcoming events:

Words & Music-Oct 2023-IG
Faith After Doubt

4-Week Book Discussion led by Rev. Dr. John Rodgers on Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2 at 7PM in the Kemper Library

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A weekend painting collective
Saturdays, 10AM – 12PM
Music/Art Room
*Bring your own supplies*


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Starting Monday, 9/11

Rummage Fall 2023-IG

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Companions Journeying Together: PEN PAL PROGRAM

First Congregational Church is collaborating with the Pen Pal program of Companions Journeying Together, Inc. to start a pen pal group. The purpose is to create and share community and positivity with those who have few connections. Many people in prison, especially those with long sentences, end up experiencing severe depression over the years, especially as they lose touch with friends and family. Receiving a single letter, even once a month, can make a significant positive impact on an inmate’s daily life.

If you become a part of this group, you will be assigned an incarcerated correspondent by Companions and would use a post office box in Plainfield, IL as a return address. We expect the time commitment to be corresponding about once a month with your assigned pen pal. You provide the stationery and postage. We will provide you with guidelines and ideas of what to include in your letters. The group will meet occasionally to give you an opportunity to share your experiences, concerns, and questions. This is for adults only.

If you’re interested, please email Pastor Meredith by Wednesday, June 21.



All are welcome. Questions? Email NAMI Family Support or call 708.524.2582.

Friday Forum

Pack a lunch and join Katherine for an informal and preparation-free Bible Study and prayer circle. Come weekly or drop in when you can. Interested? Email Katherine.

Tuesdays, 9:30AM
Plymouth Hall

Tai Chi helps improve balance, flexibility, and muscle strength. Recommended for people with arthritis, Parkinson’s disease or those recovering from injury or illness. Tai Chi classes are free of charge.


Moms in Faith – Morning
Fridays, 9– 11AM
Moms in Faith – Evening

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7–8PM
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Thursdays from 5 – 6:30PM
Seek.Pray.Love is a small group of women exploring their faith together. Click here for more info.

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