At Acacia Park, we invite you to . . .
CONNECT with others as part of a community that strives to practice forgiveness, grace, and genuine hospitality;
WONDER with us at the mystery that is God, a mystery to be experienced rather than solved;
CELEBRATE with us, giving thanks for God’s blessings to us and presence in us;
SHARE your gifts and passions to care for others in the community; share your burdens and experience the healing love of Christ.
Calling All Cooks! Contestants Needed for our Chili Cook Off!
On Saturday, November 17th, mark your calendars for our annual Chili Cook Off. We’ll begin at 6:00 pm. There will be prizes for the best chili, raffles all night long, and entertainment by Nick Psyhogios–Chicago’s Own Piano Man. Your $10 donation includes chili sampling, toppings, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB (beer and wine). Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome! To enter your chili in the cook off, call or email the church office at 708-453-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soup Lunch and Bingo Fundraiser
Our Soup Lunch and Bingo Fundraiser on October 21st helped kick off our Raise the Roof and Open the Doors Capital Campaign as well as our 90th Anniversary celebration. The church hall was full with friends and family, and everyone was treated to a delicious lunch of seven different kinds of soup, salad, bread, desserts and drinks. We raised close to $2,000 towards replacing the church roof and front doors, and fixing some water issues in the basement. Thank you so much to everyone who worked on, attended and donated to this very special event.
The Next Book Club Selection is . . .
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. We will meet on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm at the church for discussion. Copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon by clicking here. Make sure to shop through AmazonSmile and choose Acacia Park church as your charitable organization; 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to the church.
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