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Connections & Community

We have many opportunities to connect with others in the Community.  Take a look at our community based groups who are filled with compassionate people welcoming all.

Adult Education

Our adult education program holds online (Zoom) readings and discussions around select books that cover a wide range of topics surrounding faith and biblical writings.  Example of past readings include:  "Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables by a Controversial Rabbi" by Amy-Jill Levine, and "Know Doubt: Embracing Uncertainty in your Faith" by John Ortberg.

Most Adult Education meetings take place Fridays @ 3:30pm CST on Zoom.

Contact Jerry Palmer (palmjer@comcast.net) for details.  Newcomers are always welcome.

Book Club

The FCCLG Book Club is an excellent opportunity to explore important social justice, and historical topics through the books chosen among the group.  At each meeting a book is selected and then a given date will be set to meet online (Zoom) for discussion.  

Past book selections include: "Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate and Sisterhood" by Dawn Turner, "Edith: The Rouge Rockefeller McCormick" by Andrea Friederici Ross, and "Hamnet" by Maggie O’Farrell.

The Book Club meets virtually via Zoom. All readers are welcome!

For a Zoom invitation or any questions, please email Kathy Donaldson (kathygdonaldson@gmail.com).

Green Team

"For many, the role of Christians in relationship to the surrounding environment comes down to stewardship. Just like our talents and abilities, or our financial resources, God did not give us our ecological resources merely for our own benefit, but also so we could participate in the process of Creation".

The FCCLG Green Team holds many events and programs throughout the year.  Participation with the Green Team could involve everything from participating in our yearly Sustainability  Fair to engaging in La Grange-area recycling events.

To learn more and join up, contact Laurie Braun (editorbraun@gmail.com).

Thrive with Pride Cafe

FCCLG is a proud partner with Thrive with Pride, an award-winning project of AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County. Together, we are working to build a more inclusive aging network for suburban Chicagoland.

"Whether you are an LGBT+ older adult looking for help, a caregiver hoping to connect, or a service provider working to make your agency more inclusive, this page is designed to be a resource for you".

The Thrive with Pride Cafe began meeting virtually during the COVID-19 public health emergency, but we still connect with our local community for support and fun. 

Learn more about all the many events, programs and ways to get involved by visiting https://www.thrivingwithpride.org/

Wacky Walkers

There are many references in the Bible of spiritual walking. 

Gal. 5:25, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk (stoichew) by the Spirit.”

Eph. 5:1, 2, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk (peripatew) in love, just as Christ also loved you

On select dates, Wacky Walkers meet after Sunday worship at a local Forest Preserve (i.e., Hidden Lakes, Salt Creek Woods Nature  Preserve) for a shared walk through the trails followed by fellowship as a designated hosting house or restaurant,

To learn more and join the Wacky Walkers, contact Jerry Palmer, 708-408-9243,

Petra Hentzel, 630-272-9135, or Angela Harrison, 630-864-7887.

*Women's Welcoming

Following the period of pandemic-isolation, the women of FCCLG initiated a social gathering and women welcoming High Tea Hour event that became a great success!  In January of 2023 the women of FCCLG are organizing another St. Nicholas Tea social hour at neighboring Plymouth Place.

From acknowledging milestone events in one's life, to honoring the accomplishes of others, the Women's Welcoming group have initiated a new  post-lockdown 

practice of cherishing time spent together.

To learn more about upcoming events, contact Angela Harrison (630) 864-7887.

*Woman - any womXn is welcome. This includes non-binary individuals and anyone who feels our group speaks to them and their life.