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PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!

We start off this new year with Amadeus, a 1984 film adaptation of a hugely successful Broadway play of the same name by Peter Shaffer.  Set in the 18th century, it is a somewhat fictionalized story of the rivalry between genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, a successful composer in his own right.  Annoyed by Mozart's gauche behavior and (to Salieri) unearned acclaim given by the emperor Joseph II, Salieri acknowledges the young composer's brilliance but pursues a jealous vendetta against the young man nevertheless.  An immensely popular film, Amadeus won eight Oscars, including best picture and best actor for F. Murray Abraham, who plays Salieri.   The soundtrack underscores Mozart's works beautifully.

Tom Babler will present the movie and lead our post-film discussion.  Snacks, desserts and soft drinks will be on hand; a $2 donation is suggested.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE LENGTH OF THE FILM, WE ARE STARTING ONE-HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN USUAL!   

Contact Sheila in the church office to sign up.

Date:
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location:
Safford Home Theater

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 8:15am

Join us for a special service where the 9:30 and 11:00 services will be combined into ONE service at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time to make new friends, re-connect with old friends and bring guests to visit our church. There will be a Moment for Children, when they are welcome to come forward to listen to Pastor John Smoke. Afterwards, children will return to their families for worship.

Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Part III Know Your Options

On Sunday, Jan. 21 following the Pancake Breakfast in room 212 at 11:30 a.m. we will continue our series with speakers from Oasis, an organization that offers information and guidance for finding the right fit for aging adults; Home Helpers, an organization that provides in-home care for seniors who need assistance with their daily living activities; and a representative from Lacey Creek, an aging care facility that serves adults of all incomes including Medicaid seniors.

Please join us for this informative session!

Sponsored by Health and Wellness

Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:30am
Location:
Room 212

 

Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pm.

Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:00pm
Location:
Open Door Youth Center

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00am

Pastor Jim will lead this group as they begin reading through the Gospel of Luke. At each class, a selection from Luke will be read and then discussion will take place to compare and contrast how life today is different from life described in the passage. Participants will explore ways that the passage might still speak to them, given the historical distance from the text.

All you need to bring is your Bible!

Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meet at Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL, http://www.darienparks.com/sportsplex

7-9pm

Non-Resident: $7,  Skate Rental: $2

Bring extra money for Concessions

Open to all Youth in grades 7th-12th

Families are welcome to join us - younger children welcome with parent supervision

Date:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:
Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd, Darien, IL

This service, which is in the intimate setting of the Heartt Memorial Chapel, consists of hymns, prayers, scripture readings, and a sermon. There is no Sunday School during this service.

Date:
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 8:15am

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music of a more contemporary flavor usually performed by the high school Chapel Choir. The service may also include music from the Worship Band or one of our handbell choirs. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship and follow Pastor Smoke to Sunday School after the Moment for Children.

Date:
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:30am

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