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The Lasting Impact of Work Tour

  Last Friday morning, the 3rd street parking lot was bustling as high schoolers and youth leaders prepared for their imminent departure to Cosby, TN. A number of their parents and sponsors were also gathered, offering words of support and plying everyone with bags of goodies. It was a lovely send-off, and I’m confident that these Union Church representatives are now…

IL Conference Letter on Current Violence

July 8, 2016 Dear Friends, Servants of the Christ, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will” Romans 12:2  If you have been watching and listening to the news, you hear of all the violence and loss of life that occurs in the…

Learning hope from Elie Wiesel

In worship on Sunday, Mike mentioned the passing of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winning author and Holocaust survivor, who worked for years to focus the world’s attention on genocide and the importance of cultural memory. Bromleigh was privileged to have a course with Wiesel in college, and published the following reflection in The Christian Century yesterday. Elie…

Welcome Home

I am certainly not alone in this: I do some of my best thinking in the shower. Most likely because it is one of the few quiet spaces I have as the parent of young children. This past Sunday morning, I had no great insights, but I did take a minute to run through my mental list of responsibilities at church. And as I started ticking off items – make that copy, light and…

Breakfast Cereal and the Church

I learned recently that the breakfast cereal industry is struggling. Sales have decreased by 30% over the last 15 years. As someone who has, a time or two in my life, lived off Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch, and who still frequently enjoys a bowl of Cheerios, this news is disturbing. Don’t take away my Fruit Loops!

All Church Picnic Recap

We had a perfect day for the All Church Picnic this past Sunday! 120 people enjoyed the perfect weather, amazing sides, and the grilling skills of Jim Jung and crew.  Thank you to the Parish Life Ministry for organizing and hosting (and providing the awesome cakes), everyone who came and ate, and to Sharon Cooper for documenting the event.

Sponsor A Youth (S.A.Y.) – Summer 2016

Sponsor A Youth (S.A.Y.) Summer Work Tour  |  July 15-23, 2016 Every year, as part of our Summer Work Tour, our SAY program connects members of our congregation with our participants. It is an important program that allows us, as a congregation, to share in the Work Tour experience. Please choose to be a sponsor to one of our youth or leaders this year. There will be…