It's Open House - sharing programs, activities and the ministries of Glenview Community Church (GCC) at 1000 Elm Street at Glenview Road on Sunday, April 19, 2015 following the 10 a.m. service.
Find out more about what this majestic colonial church serving Glenview and beyond since 1946 offers to young and old.
Guided tours and presentations can take in the sanctuary, chapel, library, parlor, puppet room, kitchen, handbell room, choir room, gym, nursery and youth rooms. Join in a scavenger hunt, take pictures, play basketball, have eats. Meet, talk, and ask questions of GCC ministers, Rev. Dr. Charles E. Mize, Rev. Dr. Pamela J. Keckler, Minister for Youth and Children Elizabeth Hartung-Ciccolini, support staff, activity leaders, and youth stationed throughout the church.
"GCC, United Church of Christ (UCC), is 'Open and Affirming,' embracing diversity in its congregation and community and affirming that every person has equal worth as God's unique creation," states Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles E. Mize. "This is a House for ALL God's people."
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"Many may come to GCC because of the Resale Shop, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 60 Plus Luncheons, Pickleball, Volleyball, Bible Study, the onsite nursery school, the Simple Gifts Concert series," comments Nicole Tomaszewski who first visited GCC in 2009 soon after moving to Glenview. "But we immediately felt a connection to the ministry of the church. I was especially interested in my children, now 5 and 7, getting engaged in the Sunday School program. My husband was impressed with the diversity and commitment to mission work. Every year, the church becomes an increasingly important part of the lives of my family. I teach the Pre-Kindergarten class which my son is in. I feel truly blessed to have found such a wonderful church family!"
For more information on GCC please call 847-724-2210.
Since 2010, Glenview Community Church, a member congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC) denomination, has been "Open and Affirming," embracing diversity in its congregation and community and affirming that every person has equal worth as God’s unique creation. As GCC members seek to live out a mission living Christ's compassion that promotes inclusion and justice, GCC welcomes into its community persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, mental and physical ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status and faith background.
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GCC Spirit Wear
The youth are working with Energy Tees to sell spirit wear for GCC. The children and youth will use the money raised to fund their mission work. Each month the children and the youth do several projects for the Night Ministry, and other service organizations. The children and youth will get about 40% of the proceeds from the wearable items and 100% from the totes. The deadline for ordering is May 5. Click HERE to place your order.
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Sunday Morning at 9:00 AM in the Chapel
Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel for the Hands of Peace – Trip to Israel slideshow.
A Child of A Holocaust Survivor Speaks Out
Being the child of a Holocaust survivor can be difficult. Who could possibly understand the horrific experience? But one woman from the north side of Chicago learned a lesson in forgiveness that could be helpful for anyone living with fear, anger or resentment. Karen Kaplan will share her experience with us.
The Merchant of Venice and Anti-Semitism
Nick Bubnovich's presentation will examine the stories, fables and other events that may have prompted Shakespeare to write The Merchant of Venice. The play also requires us to ask whether Shakespeare was anti-Semitic and to examine its legacy.
May 3 -
Holocaust survivor Dr. George Brent will be with us to share his experiences during World War II. He is a resident of Willmette and a retired dentist. He is also an active member and supporter of the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. There are fewer and fewer survivors like George Brent, so this is an opportunity you don't want to miss.
Common Ground returns to GCC but on a different night. Co-sponsored with our Adult Education Board, the Common Ground programs are now on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7pm in the Founders Room. $10.
What the Clergy Don’t Want You to Know
In a recent article, popular author Rabbi Rami Shapiro creates a list of things he says clergy would rather keep secret. For example: “Clergy have no innate authority,” “Prayer doesn’t work the way you think it does,” “Anything you claim to know about God is a product of your imagination,” and “Theology is a defense of an already-held position.” In this series, we will explore those statements – agreeing with some, disputing others, but always savoring the challenge Rabbi Rami sets before us.
The Worst of Nationalism — ISIL, the Euro-Fascists, Boko Haram, Israel-Palestine, and the American Extreme Right
Is nationalism the “presenting problem” of our time? And if it is, why? What are its roots and what energizes it? And why is it so toxic? We’ll assume that the answer to the first question is “yes.” And then we’ll explore the roots, the extent, and the dangers of modern nationalism. Unsurprisingly, we’ll visit IS (or ISIS or ISIL) as a modern embodiment of a developing global phenomenon. We’ll touch on the role of nationalism in developing nations, in Africa, in Europe, in the Middle East, for example. But we won’t ignore our home ground. We will also scrutinize emerging poisonous nationalism in the U.S.
The Annual Spring Plant Sale, sponsored by Chapter 1 of the Women’s Association, is under way. Your support for buying through this Plant Sale, allows us to buy plants for the Church gardens and planters each year.
Please consider buying through the Plant Sale this year. We have very competitive pricing on plants, plus we will deliver!
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The forms are due April 19 and plant pick up will be May16..