6720 West 31st Street, Berwyn, IL 60402    
708.788.4132 

         


Sunday
     9:15 am Sunday School (Sept-May)  10:15 am Worship
 

Community Happenings


Advent Camp this Saturday at 10 a.m.
This Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 1 pm is Unity Lutheran's Advent Camp.  We will be rehearsing the Advent play (which will be performed on Sunday, December 18), creating ornaments and props, and preparing costumes.  All are welcome and a pizza lunch will be provided for the kids. Parents can drop children off.  Even if your children will not be here for the performance we would love for them to attend the camp and help out with the preparations!!

Deck the Depot! December 3rd 4-9pm

This Saturday! Let's Deck the Depot with a whole lot of love! Unity, Awake, and Youth Crossroads will be just outside Fit Club (6936 Windsor) with a Bake Sale to benefit CBS Food Pantry, and to receive donations for El Rescate, a nearby organization that provides housing for homeless LGBTQ and/or HIV-positive youth ages 18-24. Items needed include: Toilet paper, Paper towels, Liquid hand soap, Dish soap, Disposable razors, and Glad reusable containers

Congregational Meeting December 4th following Worship
Please mark your calendars and join us for our congregational meeting on December 4th. We will elect new council members and also adopt a 2017 budget.

December 4th - UNITY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY
December 4th is the date we officially became Unity Lutheran Church of Berwyn. Please join us for Unity's 5th birthday party on December 4th prior to our Semi-Annual Congregational meeting. We will be having cake, and what's a birthday party without presents! We are inviting the congregation to please bring a "gift" for Unity to the party such as:
 Paper towels
 Paper plates, both small and large
 Coffee, both regular and decaf
 Sugar
 CoffeeMate powdered creamer
 Liquid dish detergent
 Cascade automatic dishwasher detergent
 Toilet paper
 Paper cups, (not styrofoam please)
 Foaming hand soap for the bathrooms

Choirs


Praise Ensemble will meet 7:30 p.m. Mondays
This is a new group which will play and sing contemporary music. It is open to high schoolers and adults. Bring your singing voice or your desire to play an instrument. 

Sanctuary Choir will meet 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
This choir will sing more classic music and is open to high schoolers and adults. 

Bell Choir will meet 9:15 a.m. Sundays
This choir is open to people of all ages who are able to read musical notes at a basic level. If you have questions regarding your ability, please see Krista Lane.

Joyful Noise (children's choir) will meet at 12:00 noon Sundays
This choir is open to all children ages 4 thru 5th grade. Please note, for November & December, this choir will meet at 7pm on Mondays.

Sunday School


Adult Sunday School will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays
This class is open to any who are interested. This 
Fall we will explore Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together.

Children's Sunday School will meet immediately following worship 
We will have classes for children aged 3.5 thru Middle School.


Join us. God is up to good things here.




Advent Community Concert, Sunday December 11th at 4pm.
Join us for our 4th Annual Advent Community Concert. Come celebrate this season of hope and waiting with beautiful music and a delicious reception. Your $5 donation will help make our season bright and support our music programs. 4:00 pm Concert in Sanctuary, 5:15 pm Reception.

Out to Lunch Bunch Gathering at Old Warsaw December 14
The Out-to-Lunch-Bunch welcomes anyone who would like to join us at Old Warsaw restaurant on Wednesday, December 14, at 11:30. If you can make it please let Doris or Jessica know by Monday, December 12 so we can make the reservations.

Joyful Noise Choir Schedule Change
For the months of November and December, our Joyful Noise choir will meet at 7pm on Monday evenings. All elementary children are welcome to join us! 

Join us each Wednesday at 10 am for prayer 
Join us for Morning Prayer (Matins) each Wednesday morning in the sanctuary at 10 a.m.  All are welcome to join us for this informal service.  You are also welcome to join the prayer team, following this service, as they pray over the prayer requests on the prayer wall and prepare the prayers for Sunday morning. 



A special thank you to all you made Operation Gratitude such a success. We washed countless emergency vehicles, served a scrumptious BBQ, and got a chance to say thank you to all who are so willing to risk their lives for our community. 

We also want to say thank you to our donors who made this project possible.
Some random nice lady gave us $20
and of course Unity members - cash and a bunch of random things we needed :)
Time donated by the many many volunteers!! :)

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