New this Fall! Service Saturday is an opportunity for all ages to come together to be a light in the community. Projects each day are designed for all ages. Get all of the details below and then sign-up for September by clicking this button.
Next Service Saturday
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9:00-11:00 am
On our first Service Saturday, we will assemble Gifts from the Heart School Kits and Pinwheels for Peace.
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Gifts from the Heart School Kits
We will gather to assemble the Gifts from the Heart School Kits. In addition, beginning August 22 we will be collecting items for the kits. Items can be dropped off at the Service Saturday information table on Sunday mornings or in the basket inside Door 9 during church office hours.
The following items are needed for the kits:
70-count wide-rule spiral notebooks
30 centimeter/12” rulers
Handheld pencil sharpeners
Pink pearl erasers
24 box crayons
Pencils with erasers
Monetary donations towards the purchase of supplies and shipping will also be accepted online, or at the Service Saturday information table on Sunday mornings. Our goal is 150 school kits!
Weather permitting, the September event will take place in the west parking lot. If there is inclement weather, we will gather in the Parlor and Narthex area (enter at Door 9).
Pinwheels for Peace
Design your own personal pinwheel as part of the PC(USA) Season of Peace. Pinwheels will be displayed around the church grounds for International Day of Peace on September 21. If you cannot attend Service Saturday but would like to make a pinwheel to be displayed, please contact Michele Holifield to arrange picking up supplies.
Go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/ peacemaking/season-peace/ for more information on the PC(USA) Season of Peace which runs from September 5 – October 3,2021, the day we will receive the special Peacemaking Offering.
Other Upcoming Service Saturday Events
Coming in October and November – Watch Church Life and Weekly Highlights for details
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm:
- Eastman Street Block Party with our neighbors from Parkview Apartments
- Bookmarks for Liberation Library
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Prepare lunch for Arlington Heights Firefighters
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Gifts from the Heart Hygiene Kits