Why are we Here? ~
We are to be God’s hands, feet and voice in the world.
United in Faith,
The Fellowship Ministry presents
“A Ladies Barber Shop Singing Group
Listen for God’s
guidance Come and feast!
Come and see fabulous
Continue to Lady Singers
faith Tickets are
$16 for adults,
Include All $ 8 children 9-12
In God’s $5 for children under 3-8
Save the date!
Meet people Saturday, November 13, 2010
where they at 4:30 p.m.
NO BUYING TICKETS AT THE DOOR!
From the desk of . . .
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
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
Income (excluding investment activity) $149,494
Income over (under) expenditures (35,762)
Investment income and changes in market value 20,349
Increase (Decrease) in unrestricted net assets ($15,413)
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
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
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 :-)
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......
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.
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-
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
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.
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
“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
Saturday, November 6, 2010 please join us at The Night Ministry to help make hygiene kits ~ more
news of that later.
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.
The food pantry is servicing more families with
children this year. Please consider taking a
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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
Edna M. Schuette
Synopsis from the Church Council September 2010
• 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-
• 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.
• Working on procedure to implement our guiding principles. There will be a
workshop for the council on the procedure.
• 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.
• 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
4. GETTING SETTLED
5. KINGS AND KINGDOMS
6. TRAILS OF TEARS AND JOY
2 KINGS—ESTHER, LAMENATIONS, DANIEL
7. WHEN GOD SPEAKS
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
13. THE POWER OF GOD FOR SALVATION
THE LETTERS OF PAUL
14. SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES
15. COME, LORD JESUS!
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
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...
“…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?
Richard D. Sheridan
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
Nov. Richard Doris Joe Jane Pam Jacob Kuswik
7 Guzik Hemple Childress Schira Marino Stanley Kuswik
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
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
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
26 Michael Marion Laurrel
9:30 Ford Hansen Kenneally
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
• Lights bulbs have been replaced throughout the building.
• The City of Chicago will be contacted to clean up the graffiti on the building.
• Meghan Kosner and Samantha Cecela are working on a youth mission trip for next
• 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.
• Working on procedure to implement our guiding principles. There will be a work-
shop for the council on the procedure.
• Committee has begun working on seeking nominations for 2011.
• 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.
• 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-
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!!
UNITED IN FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
6525 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
Rev. Gregory C. Moser,
Phone: 773.283.2326 Fax: 773.283.2959
On the Web at www.unitedinfaith.org