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					                                                         NOVEMBER 2010
                          Why are we Here? ~
           We are to be God’s hands, feet and voice in the world.



      At
United in Faith,
 The Guiding
Principles are:

    Jesus is
   Lord and
     Savior

   Reflect
                         The Fellowship Ministry presents
  God’s love
                      “A Ladies Barber Shop Singing Group
    Pray and
Listen for God’s
    guidance                    Come and feast!
                              Come and see fabulous
 Continue to                      Lady Singers
 strengthen
     faith                            Tickets are
                                   $16 for adults,
  Include All                     $ 8 children 9-12
   In God’s                   $5 for children under 3-8
     work
                                  Save the date!
 Meet people               Saturday, November 13, 2010
 where they                        at 4:30 p.m.
    are

                        NO BUYING TICKETS AT THE DOOR!
                    From the desk of . . .




                           Pastor Greg

Wow!

I am not quite sure how to thank you for the wonderful potluck in honor of our wedding. You know
how I love a Potluck! Just how do I thank you for choosing to share a gift with us ($1500.00)? We
will enjoy those ‘life-time’ tickets to skyboxes at U.S Cellar Field! Go Sox. Thank you for coming out
to Lutheran Church of the Atonement to witness the exchange of vows. At least you did not have
to listen to me share a sermon!

As you know these past years have been difficult and challenging in my life. Thank God for a new
path and future. Thank you for making this time in our lives special and blessed with the memory
of you – people of God.

The words from the 21st chapter of the book of Revelation seem so appropriate. “See, I am
making all things new.”

We will be taking several weeks to travel in and around the area of Williamsburg, VA.

With deepest appreciation and gratitude,

Pastor Greg Moser
Jennifer Fisher




                                  Family Game Night

Friday, November 20, 2010 at United in Faith from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We will be playing team board games like Apples to Apples, Outburst, Mad Gab, Trival Pursuit, and
card games . This is to get us together and talk and have fun we will enjoy snacks and pop and
invite others in just a night of good clean fun .
                                    United in Faith Lutheran Church
                              Treasurer's Report-September 2010

                                                                    Year to Date Sept. 2010
 Unrestricted:
    Income (excluding investment activity)                                        $149,494
    Expenditures                                                                   185,256
       Income over (under) expenditures                                            (35,762)
    Investment income and changes in market value                                   20,349
       Increase (Decrease) in unrestricted net assets                              ($15,413)
 Educational Endowment
    Investment income and changes in market value                                    $14,798
    Scholarships paid out                                                              2,125
       Increase (Decrease) in Educational net assets                                 $12,673
       Increase (Decrease) in total net assets                                        ($2,740)

     Note: Transfer from investments to cash                                          $40,000

     Comments

        Income (excluding investment activity) is 3% higher than last year

        Other income includes a $10,000 memorial gift.

        Total expenditures are about $15,000 under budget at this time

        The above does not include contributions for St Cyprians Food
           Pantry, $8,751, and for Family Crisis Fund, $2,591




                                          UIF SUNDAY SCHOOL -
                              It's so great to have our children back participating in Sunday School
                              this fall! Our teachers, Jennifer Keller and Dawn Kuswik, are working
                              on refining the curriculum in order to make our great lessons meaning-
                              ful and exciting for our students. In November, our lessons will focus on
                              treating everyone with kindness, how God should have the #1 place
                              in our lives, how with His help we can do great things, and how He
                              kept the promise of sending the Savior to the world. We look forward
                              to learning about these great lessons and doing related art, craft, and
                              writing activities!

                           We meet on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 in our Library/Resource Room.
November/December dates are: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19. Sunday School will
be closed on 12/26 and 1/2. We will resume class on 1/9.

Wishing you all A Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

UIF Children's Ministry Team :-)
                                     Hospitality Corner

Thanks to all who come early to welcome our friends to church on Sunday morning. It is great
to see each of you on Sunday.


Greeter for November we will be seeing:



                  8:30 am                                      10:30 am

November 7        Marilyn Korbus                            Barbara Piggott

November 14       Doris Hemple                              Mickey Bligh

November 21       Matthew Gawlik &
                    Lyn Novy-Gawlik                         Shirley Canchola

November 28       Elisabeth Wittman                         Doris Jacobson




Greeter for December we will be seeing:



                  8:30 am                                      10:30 am

December 5        Dawn Kuswik                               Mary Haas

December 12       Harriet Kurz                              Laurel Kenneally

December 19       Lois Gosstrom                             Bonnie Maginnis


                                          9:30 AM Service

December 26       Dawn Kuswik



Thanks for all your smiling faces.

Lois & Annette
                                 Senior Club Happenings
  Thanks to Toni Richter and Vera Simonis for bringing goodies to our October meeting.
  They were sure good.

  In November we will be going out to Bakers Square for our Christmas luncheon. Cost of
  the tickets will be $10.00. We will be meeting there (Foster & Harlem) at 11 am sharp.
  Please make sure you have your ticket.

  Our get well wishes go out to Violet Swanson, Barbara Hubka, Joe Beckie, and anyone
  else who is under the weather. Get well, as The holidays are creeping up on us and we
  don't want to be left out.

  Happy birthday to our November birthday guy and gal. Nov. 4 is Marge Andersen and
  Nov. 22 is Howard Norain. Happy Birthday to you both. Have a super day.

  Have a great Thanksgiving......

  Love, Annette




           Say THANK YOU to the Nominating Committee
At the Annual Meeting the nominating committee presents a slate on nominees for the congrega-
tional council, delegates to the Synod Assembly and nominees for the next nominating committee.
If you have not served on the nominating committee it is quite likely that you think that they just
have to ask people to be nominees for those positions.

Well, it’s a bit more than that. Not everyone has the desire to serve on council, the nominating
committee or as delegates to the Synod Assembly and not everyone has the appropriate creden-
tials to do so. The major part of the committee’s job is to find the Right people to be the nominees
for the appropriate position.

In a small congregation, the temptation is just to recycle the same people for the same positions
without regard for each person’s qualifications. That is the most difficult part of their job – to match
the person to the position that they can excel in and help United in Faith pursue God’s mission.

Finding four people for council, three to five for the nominating committee and three delegates
and two alternates for the Synod Assembly is not an easy task. In most cases, the slate they present
is usually adopted as is. So their responsibility to recommend people for those positions is a heavy
weight on their shoulders. We ask that you pray for the nominating committee and say Thank You
to Julie O’Donnel Lozich, Bonnie Maginnis and Elisabeth Wittman for serving the Lord.


Stewardship Ministry
                  Bill Brabec, Denise Brown, Ronald Callgreen, Doris Clements, Frank Collett, Kim &
                  Zac Collett, Hanry Dajc, Joan DalPorto, Beverly Defouw, Eleanor Defouw, Diane
                  Denz, Doris Devine, Matt Devine, Wendy Diez & family, Dennis Defern, Kristen Elkins,
                  Harry Enderle, Johnny Esposito, John Gaiser, Marian Getsinger, Heather Holmes,
                  Tim Holmes, Harold Hoyem, Lee & Barbara Hudie, Janet Johnston, Mark Johnston,
                  Jen, Kelsey & Carson, Laura Heck, Dawn Kuswik, Gina L, Edwina Lamont & family,
                  Ed Losik, Pam Martens, Meghan, Bill Mittelstaedt, Nic, Chuck Novy, Mary Ann
                  Ochab, Lois Olliger, Cathy Pacelli, Rose Pintozzi, Lisa Pittman & family, Chester
                  Plencinoga, Virginia Richards, Christina Rivas, Ryan, Edna Schuette, Sean, Ute
                  Sesterhenn, Bob Singleton, Mike Smith, Maddie Sutcliffe, Paul T, Randy Thomas, Bill
Tschappat, Brian Tuney, Bob Wilk, Eric & Ashley Constantino

Pray for the family of Mary Rose Feller and Frank G. Reda...Pray for our friends serving in the Military -
Travis Cawthorn, Alex Chobot, Jordan Davidson, Brandon Jakub, Jeremy & Brandon Kalcsics, Keith,
Michael Mikrut, Tyler Obara, Nicole Potter, James Thomas, Charles Wood, Carrie Woods, Colin
Woods and Jacob Wunder...Pray for all those who feel lost or alone—without faith...All those who
need help & guidance through God’s help but don’t know how to ask for it...Pray for all those who
are unemployed or in financial distress...Pray for our Church, UIF Ministries, and for our country...Pray
for our Congregation that the bonds that formed us as one church may be strengthened...Pray for
the ELCA, for Intern Richard Sheridan and for Pastor Greg.
Pray for the homebound - Lucille Albach, Marge Anderson, Joseph Beckie, Gordon Dahlgren, Judy
Day, Jennie Faber, Donna Fanale, Dorothy Friel, Maret Hail, Barbara Hubka, Maybrith Kohn, Bernice
Litewski, Esther Schrock, Edna Schuette, Arlene Slonski, Esther Susmarski, Bill Tschappat Lylas Wollen-
zien.
Please contact any of the Prayer Ministry Group if you so desire — Dorothy Goos, Mary Ann Hudie,
Frances Johnston, Lois Olliger, and Marion Senf or call the Church office at (773)283-2326.
Please stop by the information tables for a weekly list of those requesting prayer and add them to your personal prayer time. You can
request prayer by filling out the back of the welcome sheet in your Sunday bulletin, or by calling the church office. Also, please remember
to inform us when someone no longer needs special prayers so they can be taken off the list.




                                NOVEMBER COFFEE HOUR HOSTESSES
              November 7                             ~       Mary Ann Hudie
              November 14                            ~       Doris Hemple
              November 21                            ~       Jackie Hook
              November 28                            ~       Denise Boyer
                              Girl Scouting In and Around
                                     United in Faith

First we would like to Thank Dennis (Boy Scout Leader) for coming over and talking to
our Girls about First Aide. That was really great.

Our Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassadors all went to camp on
Oct. 8-10th the nicest week end you could ever have. No rain, no frost, just sunshine
all around them. They did a lot of out door activities this year. So they all had a great
time.

Our pinning ceremony for the Daisy & Brownies was held on Thursday, October 21st.
We pinned 15 new little girls. The Junior, Cadette, Senior & Ambassador pinning took
place on Tuesday, Oct. 19th. So that is over for this year.

The Juliette Low rally held here on Oct. 30 had about 100 girls. They really had a
great time. Making new friends from the other Girl Scout troops in our area.

The older girls are looking forward to going to a cooking school all about desserts.
That should be fun. Heidi, from the cooking college, is coming by us to show the girls
how to decorate cakes, cookies, etc. Oh! to be a kid.

We will be making up our health kits for the Battered women and the night Ministries
again this year. We will do that by the first week in December.

We are still looking for goodies to put in the bags. Need Tissues, wash cloths, tooth
paste, tooth brushes, combs, brushes, emery boards, clippers, body lotion, shampoo,
deodorant, razors, sanitary items and anything else you can think of. Thanks for all
your help in helping us help others.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

All the Scouts & Leaders
From the Renewal Team . . .
                           Implementing Our Purpose & Guiding Principles

We have worked through the process of choosing a new Purpose and a set of Guiding Principles.
You will soon begin to see them posted throughout the building. But United in Faith’s Purpose and
Guiding Principles are not just words that appear in various articles and documents. They are the
templates that will be used for ALL activities we plan and the decisions we make. The Renewal
Team has developed an implementation plan for using the templates that begins with determining
our ministry priorities. During the Open Forum on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (a 5th Sunday with one
service only), the congregation will be asked to identify the areas needing attention based on
what God is doing at United in Faith and in the wider community that we are a part of. Where is
God at work (God sightings!) and how can we help? What are the greatest needs?

In November, the congregational council will take the input from the forum, review the assets of the
congregation and prioritize the needs to formulate a Strategic Mission Plan for United in Faith in
2011. The congregation will then use our Purpose and Guiding Principles in planning activities and
making decisions to fulfill our Strategic Mission Plan. By using both our Purpose and Guiding Princi-
ples and ministry priorities, our energies will be focused in the coming years for the greatest impact.

The Renewal Team will assist with training in the process of using our Guiding Principles. In January a
“pilot project” using one of the ministries or committees will begin and the Renewal Team will train
and participate in the planning of the activity. The pilot will serve as an example and then the
process will be rolled out to each ministry and committee

Having and using our Purpose and Guiding Principles is a major part of the renewal of United in
Faith – bringing new life to our congregation in our ministry. We ask that you pray for God’s guid-
ance as we pursue what God is doing at United in Faith and implement our values as defined by
our Purpose and Guiding Principles.




                                              BREAKFAST MEETING
  To all of our ushers,
  We are having a meeting                               Calling all Men,
  on November 6th at 9:00 am
  for all the ushers. It is impor-          we will be having a breakfast at the church
  tant that you attend                      and be discussing several topics including a
                                            Men’s Retreat, fund raising for church needs,
                                            and doing a fun activity.

                                            So lets get together on Saturday November
                                            13th at 8:30 for food and discussion.
                      United in Faith
            Saturday “Cup of Joe” at 10:00 AM
                    Dinesh D’Souza
          “What’s So Great About Christianity”
  Is it reasonable to have faith in God? Can intelligent, educated people really believe what the
     Bible says? Or do the atheists have it right—has Christianity been disproven by science and
  discredited as a guide to morality? What’s So Great about Christianity provides believers with a
        straightforward tool kit for meeting the challenge of modern atheism and secularism; for
   nonbelievers, it offers a compelling apologetic that will challenge their assumptions and affirm
                          that there really is something great about Christianity.

                                 Chapters of Discussion
 1. A DESIGNER PLANET: MAN’S SPECIAL PLACE IN CREATION
 2. PALEY WAS RIGHT: EVOLUTION & THE ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN
 3. THE GENESIS PROBLEM: THE METHODOLOGICAL ATHEISM OF SCIENCE
 4. THE WORLD BEYOND OUR SENSES: KANT & THE LIMITS OF REASON
 5. IN THE BELLY OF THE WHALE: WHY MIRACLES ARE POSSIBLE
 6. A SKEPTIC’S WAGER: PASCAL & THE REASONABLENESS OF FAITH
 7. RETHINKING THE INQUISTION: THE EXAGGERATED CRIMES OF RELIGION
 8. A LICENSE TO KILL: ATHESIM AND THE MASS MURDERS OF HISTORY
 9. NATURAL LAW AND DIVINE LAW: THE OBJECTIVE FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY
 10. THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE: WHY MAN IS MORE THAN MATTER
 11. THE IMPERIAL “I”: WHEN THE SELF BECOMES THE ARBITER OF MORALITY
 12. OPIATE OF THE MORALLY CORRUPT: WHY UNBELIEF IS SO APPEALING
 13. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL: WHERE IS ATHEISM WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN?
 14. JESUS AMONG OTHER GODS: THE UNIQUENESS OF CHRISTIANITY
 15. A FORETASTE OF ETERNITY: HOW CHRISTIANITY CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE




                                  Service and Mission
                                        Ministry
Saturday, November 6, 2010 please join us at The Night Ministry to help make hygiene kits ~ more
news of that later.

Thanks,

The Service & Mission Ministry
                                               Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
                                                       For God’s many blessings!

                                                   You’re invited to thank the Lord
                                                         for all good gifts at
                                                           United in Faith’s
                                                    Thanksgiving Eve Worship
                                                  Wednesday, November 24, 2010
                                                      11:30 am & 7:00 pm

                                                 Bring a friend and your favorite pie
                                                        to share afterward—
                                                     coffee and good fellowship
                                                            will be provided.




             That All May Share in the Feast:
       St. Cyprian’s Food Pantry Needs Your Help
                                                         A Hearty “Ho, Ho, Ho!”
Please help make the holidays happier for              needs your Help, Help, Help!
many by donating the following food items:
                                               In 2009, St. Cyprian’s Ecumenical Food Pantry
                 green beans                   served ??? families and ??? children with spe-
                       corn                    cial food and gifts at CHRISTMAS. We antici-
                     yams                      pate that he need will be even greater this
               cranberry sauce                 year. At the end of October, ??? children were
               Instant potatoes                already signed up, and more will do so soon.
                      Jello                    The food pantry’s use has increased dramati-
                  stuffing mix                 cally in the past few months.
                       rice
                                               The food pantry is servicing more families with
              canned pumpkin
                                               children this year. Please consider taking a
                carnation milk
                                               name of a child and providing a gift for Christ-
                   gravy mix                   mas. It’s simple: choose a child’s name, collect
                 canned fruit                  their information sheet, then purchase two gifts:
                      soup                     one a necessity and one for fun, for a total of
             pie crust (package)               about $40. Carole Egner has many names of
Please bring donations to the Food Pantry      children who may not get a gift for Christmas
or leave them at the church in the grocery     and will happily help you select a name.
                                               Carole will be available on Sunday mornings at
cart in fellowship hall. Thank you again for
                                               9:30 am. You can also call her at (773)685-
helping to feed the hungry!                    9758. Your help is greatly appreciated. You will
                                               make a child very happy this Christmas!
                                       I’m Thankful For.....
                                       By: Susan J Wilfong

You may be asked these questions,                    I am Thankful for the things,
Around this time of the year.                        I just don’t understand
“What are you most Thankful for?” or                 Because that reminds me,
“What do you hold dear?”                             That God is in command.

I gave these two questions,                          I’m Thankful for those pesky flies,
An enormous amount of thought.                       That try to sneak into my home.
I even tried to remember,                            For, they too, are part of God’s world,
The things that life has taught.                     And have the rite to roam.

I tried to count the Blessings,                      I will be Thankful for the snowfall,
That continue to be showered upon me.                But maybe not until next year,
But I could never count them all,                    When the sun, will shine high in the sky,
A big enough number, there could never be.           And the song birds, again, I will hear.

Sure, its easy to be Thankful,                       I’m Thankful for those questions,
When things, in life, go my way.                     That I have no answer for.
But it’s a whole lot harder,                         Because it shows me,
When, from my plan, life will stray.                 I have the ability to learn some more.

My arrogant self tells me,                           I’m even Thankful; for those days,
That I am always right.                              When I don’t feel so good.
My motives are always pure.                          These days cause me to stop and rest.
And the darkness is hidden from my sight.            I don’t do that, as often as I should.

But, in the “real world”,                            I’m thankful Jesus died for me.
My insides tend to hurt.                             But I often wonder why.
I see so many people,                                For I am just a sinful speck.
Who sleep, at night, in the dirt.                    This fact, I can’t deny.

As I stop, now, and think                            So, what are you most Thankful for?
I have so much to be Thankful for.                   What do you hold dear?
I’m honestly, Thankful for my struggles,             Let us ask ourselves these questions,
Because that’s when I seem to learn more.            Now and throughout the year.




                           "Blessed to be Blessing"
  The Stewardship Ministry is sponsoring a cold-food potluck meal on November 21,
  2010 at 11:30 (following the service at 10:30). Join in to express how God has
  blessed you as we complete and offer to God our annual pledge to United in Faith.
  More details will be forthcoming! Please save the date!
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?!?!?
           Not with GOD and the UIF Congregation on our side!!!
 That’s our hope this year, as we plan for our 2011 Mission trip to Hancock
                             County, Mississippi!


       Labeled the “ Ground Zero” of Hurricane Katrina, Hancock County, Mississippi was one
of the hardest hit areas leaving a wake of widespread destruction. Due to the lack of public
awareness of the area and the extent of the damage, there has been little help since 2005.
Pairing with Next Step Ministries, the UIF Youth group will work along side residents of the area
to repair and rebuild damaged homes that can be salvaged, and build new structures for the
families that are still in FEMA housing. Working with professional volunteer contractors, our
youth will help to repair damaged roofs and siding, lay new foundations, hang drywall, and
build wheelchair accessible ramps and decks, but most importantly, we will have the opportu-
nity to meet face to face with families that have gone through an unimaginable disaster and
tell them they have not been forgotten.

       Our youth have received the call to help the residents of Hancock County, but we will
need the strong support of the congregation to make sure our goal can be reached. Through-
out the next 8 months we will be working hard to reach the financial goals necessary to fund
the trip; to find, buy or borrow the tools required for our participation; and to prepare ourselves
for a life-changing and educational experience.




 Thank you.....

 Thanks to each and everyone who made the reception
 pot luck luncheon for Pastor Greg and Jennifer, a great
 assortment of wonderful food. Why it was fit enough for a
 King & Queen.

 Thanks to all who help set up, clean up and put away. You
 are the very best.
                          Fellowship Ministry
Thank you.....

Thanks to my UIF Family
for all the Birthday Cards
and Birthday Wishes for
my 95th Birthday.
                                            May Thanksgiving Day’s sun shine bright ~
God Bless Everyone.
                                            and let us be content that all went right. We
                                            will share with each other, a prayer or two, in
Evelyn Smith
                                            our hearts, we know what that can do!

                                            To one and all, these wishes come your way.

                                            God Bless You and Your Family ~ Have a
                                            Good Day.

                                            Edna M. Schuette




   Synopsis from the Church Council September 2010

   Property Committee:
      • Gary, Les and others are doing a fantastic job at keeping costs down.
      • Researching the possibility of replacing Service master.
      • A new server for the computer is being replaced at no expense to the con-
         gregation.
      • Precision will be out to look at and clean the heating system to prepare for
         the upcoming winter months.
      • Asked the Eagle Scouts the paint the outside of the building and still waiting to
         hear if this is something they can do at this time.
   Renewal Team:
      •  Working on procedure to implement our guiding principles. There will be a
         workshop for the council on the procedure.
   Open Forum:
     • Next open forum will be 10/31 immediately following the worship service.
      •  Congregation will be asked to suggest priorities for UiF for 2011. At the November
         meeting council will set priorities for UiF for 2011.
   New Business:
      •   Annual meeting will be February 27, 2011 at 12:30.
                           United in Faith
                      “Greatest Story Ever Told”
    Beginning Sunday, September 26 at 9:30 AM or
   Wednesday, September 29 at 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM
The Greatest Story covers the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation as it introduces key people,
places, and events in an easy to understand story. Participants are invited to explore where they
fit in the greatest story and how the greatest story fits in their lives. Lutheran Study Bible is at the
core of each lesson, guiding participants through an engaging learner resource that brings the
Bible to life through stories, illustrations, and reflections. The Greatest Story can come alive for you
as you share the great stories of faith.

                                  Chapters of Discussion

3. GOD’S PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
       EXODUS—DEUTERONOMY
4. GETTING SETTLED
       JOSHUA—RUTH
5. KINGS AND KINGDOMS
       SAMUEL—CHRONICLES
6. TRAILS OF TEARS AND JOY
       2 KINGS—ESTHER, LAMENATIONS, DANIEL
7. WHEN GOD SPEAKS
       THE PROPHETS
8. FOR EVERY MATTER UNDER HEAVEN
       WISDOM AND POETRY BOOKS
9. PEOPLE OF PROMISE
       THE OLD TESTAMENT STORY FOR US
10. THE WORD BECAME FLESH
       THE GOSPELS, PART 1
11. WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?
       THE GOSPELS, PART 2
12. YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES
       ACTS
13. THE POWER OF GOD FOR SALVATION
       THE LETTERS OF PAUL
14. SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES
       GENERAL LETTERS
15. COME, LORD JESUS!
       REVELATION
16. JESUS PEOPLE
       THE NEW TESTAMENT STORY FOR US
It is time to prepare the reports for
the year 20109. These will be part of
the packet for members at the
Annual Congregation meeting.
Please begin the process of collect-
ing thoughts and data in order to
submit them by the deadline of
December 1, 2010.
The preparation of the report pack-
age is time consuming so please
hold firm to the December 1 dead-
line, or earlier if possible. All our
ministries are an important part of
our church life at United in Faith,
and the story of your activities gives
a good overview of how we re-
spond to our vision and values.
 Please check your mail boxes
 located by the music room door
for the memo from our Council
Secretary.




                         XTRA $$$$$ FOR OUR CHURCH!
         Do you own a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Product, such as insurance or an investment?
If so, you are a “Thrivent” member. Because you own one of their financial products you can con-
tribute extra dollars to United in Faith Lutheran Church. Our congregation is registered to receive
such monies. To do this you have to contact Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to let them know you
want to donate whatever Choice dollars your investments allow. We can add extra funds to our
ministry this year but, you must do this before the end of 2010.

       Call the Thrivent Fraternal Service Center at 800.236.3736. Tell the automated answering
voice you want to donate “CHOICE” dollars and you will be connected to a person who can iden-
tify and direct your contribution to United in Faith Lutheran Church. You can also do this on the
Thrivent Website—www.Thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Shirley Canchola is our Congregational Lead
Advocate and can help you if needed. Call her at 773.736.4497.

      Several people have asked to learn more about Thrivent. Kristine Cosentino is the Thrivent
Financial Planner for this area and is willing to set up a time to meet with interested persons. Please
contact Shirley Canchola if you are interested in such a meeting.
                           From the desk of...


                                      Pastoral Intern
                                     Richard Sheridan


“…We are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found eager in many matters, but who is now more eager
than ever because of his great confidence in you…As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of
Christ. Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about
you” (2 Cor 8:22, 23b-24)

In this scriptural excerpt, the author commends Titus and another Christian “brother” to preach and
minister among an early congregation of the Christian church in Corinth. Many early Christian mis-
sionaries, most notably Paul, traveled about the growing church spreading the Gospel. It was this
Good News of Jesus Christ that initially stirred up in these early leaders an eagerness to proclaim his
message. Yet the love they experienced in congregations inspired them to have confidence and
strength to carry out their ministry and believe in their mission. The contagious love among Christians
they encountered made them ever more eager to proclaim the Gospel near and far, and among
these early churches.
Now granted, the situation of seminarians and pastors in the ELCA is a bit different today. We cer-
tainly travel a lot more comfortably and conveniently than those early missionaries did. We commu-
nicate with email and we use computers. We have a national church, as well as regional, synodical,
and local church organizations. And as a Christian community, we meet in a shared building rather
than a member’s home. We proclaim the Gospel out of a neatly bound and printed book, rather
than from animal skins or our memories. More particulars than can be mentioned here have
changed, but the nuts and bolts of faith, hope, and love in Christ Jesus remain the same.
These last few weeks in worship we have been striving to name the blessings in our lives. Sure we can
(and should!) say thanks and express our gratitude to people, but it is a different thing to name our
blessings, because it is only then that we acknowledge them as the Divinely-given gifts they are.
And it is then that we express our subsequent thanksgiving to God.
A few weeks ago, I spoke of the ways in which my parents, my wife, my education, and most impor-
tantly, my faith, have been a blessing to me. Yet, I failed to explicitly name United in Faith and my
placement here as a blessing in my life! And so, I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to you as a
congregation and to God, for the blessing you are to me. Thank you for the many “proofs of your
love” and “reasons for boasting” that show through your ministry to me as in intern, to the Northwest
Chicago community, and to one another. Experiencing the love of Christ moves congregational
leaders and leaders-to-be to have confidence in our work together and in the power of God. And
through that experience, we become all the more eager to proclaim the Good News of Jesus and
to share the blessing of his infectious love with others.
Sometimes it is the blessings which are closest to us that we most take for granted. So I ask you,
which blessings in your life have you named lately?
In Christ,

Richard D. Sheridan
Pastoral Intern
          Assisting Minister/Communion Assistants/Usher List
                     Starting As of November 7, 2010
         Traditional    Traditional    Traditional    Contempoary    Contempoary       Contempoary
            8:30           8:30           8:30            10:30          10:30            10:30
          Asst. Min.   Communion         Ushers         Asst. Min.    Communion           Ushers
                         Assistants                                    Assistants


Nov.      Richard         Doris           Joe             Jane           Pam           Jacob Kuswik
 7         Guzik         Hemple         Childress        Schira         Marino         Stanley Kuswik
                                         Marion                         Jennifer
                                        Hansen                           Keller


Nov.       Gayle        Elisabeth       Annette         Marilyn          Laurel         Marion Senf
 14        Guzik        Wittman         Cameron         Ricker         Kenneally       Howard Norain
                                      Les Cameron                     Judy Schira



Nov.       Dawn            Lys        Les Cameron         Pam        Ray & Jackie       Diane Denz
 21        Kuswik       Shradeja         Harold          Marino         Good              Bonnie
                                         Hoyem                                           Maginnis


Nov.      Louise           Bob        Les Cameron       Gary           Bonnie          Jacob Kuswik
 28      Swanson           Wilk          Harold       Constantino     Maginnis         Stanley Kuswik
                                         Hoyem                       Carole Egner


Dec.      Denise         Dawn         Joe Childress      Mary        Fran Johnston      Marion Senf
 5        Boyer          Kuswik          Marion          Haas          Stephanie       Howard Norain
                                        Hansen                          Chobot


Dec.       Dian           Terrie      Joe Childress     George          Mary            Diane Denz
 12       Hoyem         Wilk-Miller      Marion         Schultz         Haas              Bonnie
                                        Hansen                       Carole Egner        Maginnis



Dec.      Janeen          Gayle         Annette          Laurel          Pam           Jacob Kuswik
 19       Devine          Guzik         Cameron        Kenneally        Marino         Stanley Kuswik
                                      Les Cameron                    Jennifer Keller


 Dec.
  26      Michael                       Marion                          Laurrel
 9:30      Ford                         Hansen                         Kenneally
                                        Jennifer                         Judy
Servic
                                         Keller                         Schira
  e
             Sun                        Mon                          Tue                     Wed                       Thu                         Fri                        Sat
                               1                            2                        3                       4                           5                          6
                               All Saints Day               9:00 AM Golden Diners    10:00 AM Wednesday      9:00 AM Food Pantry         9:00 AM Golden Diners      8:30 AM Fellowship Hall
                               9:00 AM Food Pantry          7:15 PM Tuesday Night    Bible Study             9:00 AM Golden Diners       6:00 PM Fellowship Hall    Reserved
                               9:00 AM Golden Diners        Bible Study              7:00 PM Boy Scouts      6:00 PM Brownies            Reserved                   9:30 AM Al Anon
                               9:30 AM Al Anon                                                               6:30 PM Fellowship Hall     6:30 PM AA                 10:00 AM Saturday Cup of
                               10:00 AM Property Comt                                                        Reserved                    7:00 PM Girl Scout Lead-   Joe
                                                                                                             8:00 PM Voice of the Tur-   ers                        4:00 PM Survivors of In-
                                                                                                             tle                                                    cest Anonymous


    7                          8                            9                        10                      11                          12                         13
    Daylight-Saving Time       9:00 AM Food Pantry          9:00 AM Golden Diners    10:00 AM Wednesday      Veterans Day                9:00 AM Golden Diners      9:30 AM Al Anon
    Ends                       9:00 AM Golden Diners        7:15 PM Tuesday Night    Bible Study             9:00 AM Food Pantry         6:30 PM AA                 10:00 AM Saturday Cup of
    8:30 AM Traditional Wor-   9:30 AM Al Anon              Bible Study              7:00 PM Boy Scouts      9:00 AM Golden Diners                                  Joe
    ship                                                                                                     6:00 PM Brownies                                       12:00 PM WELCA
    9:00 AM Sunday School                                                                                    7:00 PM Intern Committee                               4:00 PM Survivors of In-
    9:30 AM Adult Talk                                                                                       Meeting                                                cest Anonymous
    10:30 AM Worship &                                                                                       8:00 PM Voice of the Tur-                              4:30 PM Fellowship Dinner
    Praise Service                                                                                           tle
    11:30 AM God's Goldfish




    14                         15                           16                       17                      18                          19                         20




8
    8:30 AM Traditional Wor-   9:00 AM Food Pantry          9:00 AM Golden Diners    10:00 AM Wednesday      9:00 AM Food Pantry         9:00 AM Golden Diners      9:30 AM Al Anon
    ship                       9:00 AM Golden Diners        7:00 PM Church Council   Bible Study             9:00 AM Golden Diners       6:30 PM AA                 10:00 AM Saturday Cup of
    9:00 AM Sunday School      9:30 AM Al Anon              7:15 PM Tuesday Night    11:00 AM Senior Club    6:00 PM Brownies                                       Joe
    9:30 AM Adult Talk         7:00 PM Finance Comt         Bible Study              7:00 PM Boy Scouts      8:00 PM Voice of the Tur-                              10:30 AM Fellowship Hall
    10:30 AM Worship &                                                                                       tle                                                    Reserved
    Praise Service                                                                                                                                                  4:00 PM Survivors of In-
    11:30 AM God's Goldfish                                                                                                                                         cest Anonymous



    21                         22                           23                       24                      25                          26                         27
    8:30 AM Traditional Wor-   9:00 AM Food Pantry          9:00 AM Golden Diners    11:30 AM Thanksgiving   OFFICE CLOSED               OFFICE CLOSED              9:30 AM Al Anon
    ship                       9:00 AM Golden Diners        7:15 PM Tuesday Night    Service                 Thanksgiving Day            6:30 PM AA                 10:00 AM Saturday Cup of
    9:00 AM Sunday School      9:30 AM Al Anon              Bible Study              7:00 PM Boy Scouts                                                             Joe
    9:30 AM Adult Talk                                                               7:00 PM Thanksgiving                                                           2:30 PM SIA Intergroup
    10:30 AM Worship &                                                               Service                                                                        4:00 PM Survivors of In-
    Praise Service                                                                                                                                                  cest Anonymous
    11:30 AM God's Goldfish
    12:00 PM Stewardship
    Potluck


    28                         29                           30
    Advent                     9:00 AM Food Pantry          9:00 AM Golden Diners
    8:30 AM Traditional Wor-   9:00 AM Golden Diners        7:15 PM Tuesday Night
    ship                       9:30 AM Al Anon              Bible Study
    9:30 AM Adult Talk         7:00 PM Ministry Directors
    10:30 AM Worship &
    Praise Service                                                                                NOVEMBER 2010
    11:30 AM God's Goldfish
  Synopsis from the Church Council October 2010

  Property Committee:
     • Lights bulbs have been replaced throughout the building.
     • The City of Chicago will be contacted to clean up the graffiti on the building.
  Ministry Directors:
      •    Meghan Kosner and Samantha Cecela are working on a youth mission trip for next
           June.
      •    Stewardship Committee is beginning their annual stewardship awareness.
      •    September’s outreach event was a success.
      •    The band continues to grow as a group.
      •    The fall dinner will be Saturday, November 13, 2010.
      •    Sunday School will go to camp sometime in the spring.
  Renewal Team:
      • Working on procedure to implement our guiding principles. There will be a work-
        shop for the council on the procedure.
  Nominating Committee:
    • Committee has begun working on seeking nominations for 2011.
  Open Forum:
    • Next open forum will be 10/31 immediately following the worship service.
      • Congregation will be asked to suggest priorities for UiF for 2011. At the November meeting council
        will set priorities for UiF for 2011.
  New Business:
      •   Annual meeting will be February 27, 2011 at 12:30.




                                        AD HOC CHOIR
Hear ye, hear ye! -- we are planning to get a choir going this Fall to sing once a month, and
we want YOU to join us. We will practice on Sunday morning between the 2 services, usually
the week before we plan to sing.

We will sing the Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 21) and rehearse at 9:35 a.m. on No-
vember 14. Whether we sing at the 8:30 traditional or the 10:30 contemporary will be deter-
mined later.

Christmas Eve or Day will be the next time for the choir. Details will be worked out later.

Any questions, you may contact Lois Cornils or Jackie Good. Please tell others who enjoy cho-
ral singing to join us so we can raise the rafters!!

                   Jackie Good



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 UNITED IN FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
 6525 West Irving Park Road
 Chicago, IL 60634




                        Rev. Gregory C. Moser,
                                           Pastor

                        Richard Sheridan,
                                    Pastoral-Intern

Phone: 773.283.2326      Fax: 773.283.2959

Email: unitedinfaith@unitedinfaith.org
On the Web at www.unitedinfaith.org

				
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