WEEKLY UPDATE / AUG 17

NEWS & NOTES

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Can the people of Ukrainian Village and the people of Garfield Park learn to care about each other's lives? More broadly, can the people in Chicago's most privileged neighborhoods and the people in Chicago's least privileged neighborhoods be friends?

Answers to those questions are beyond our ability to predict. But another related question is ours to answer: Will The Painted Door Church befriend her neighbors, all of her neighbors?

On Aug. 25-26, our church will be hosting a garage sale to benefit the work of Reborn Ministries. It's a humble step in our effort to forge relationships between The Painted Door Church and Reborn Church. The hope is that such relationships could help provide a bridge between Ukrainian Village and Garfield Park, between privilege and marginalization.

I want to urge everyone in our church to participate in this garage sale and to make an effort to meet the people of Reborn as you do. There are many ways to jump in and help, such as:

  • volunteer for sale setup this coming week, 10am-12pm Monday through Friday or 7pm-9pm Wednesday and Thursday

  • drop off items for the sale at any time during those volunteer hours listed above

  • volunteer to work a time slot on one of the two days of the sale; sign up for slots here

  • volunteer to help with cleanup after the sale on Sunday afternoon at 3pm

  • purchase items from the sale!

Also, please note: We will not have our normal Sunday worship gathering on Aug. 26 as our space will be hosting the sale. Drop by and buy some great stuff! Later on that day, we'll gather together as a church at the home of the Cull family in Wicker Park for a BBQ and celebration. All the meat is provided. Bring other foods and drinks to share!

- Pastor Mark



 This Monday, Aug. 20 at 7pm, our men’s group will resume meeting here at the church. All men are welcome.

This Monday, Aug. 20 at 7pm, our men’s group will resume meeting here at the church. All men are welcome.

 We are in urgent need of a couple more volunteers to teach our children on Sundays. If you are interested, please get in contact with Kaitlyn or Erin.

We are in urgent need of a couple more volunteers to teach our children on Sundays. If you are interested, please get in contact with Kaitlyn or Erin.

 Since we’ll be holding the garage sale here next weekend, we won’t be having our normal Sunday service. But we will be gathering later that Sunday at 5pm at the home of the Cull family for our final all church BBQ of the summer. Help us spread the word. Come shop at the sale in the morning to support Reborn ministries. Come eat at the BBQ in the evening to fellowship with our church family.

Since we’ll be holding the garage sale here next weekend, we won’t be having our normal Sunday service. But we will be gathering later that Sunday at 5pm at the home of the Cull family for our final all church BBQ of the summer. Help us spread the word. Come shop at the sale in the morning to support Reborn ministries. Come eat at the BBQ in the evening to fellowship with our church family.

 We’ll be holding our church garage sale next weekend, Aug. 25-26, to benefit the work of Reborn Ministries in Garfield Park. You can bring items for the sale all this week, Monday through Friday between 10am and noon. Or on Wednesday or Thursday evening, 7pm-9pm. Those are also the time slots when we need volunteers to come help us set up, price items, and make signs. If you have questions, email Madison at info@tpd.church.

We’ll be holding our church garage sale next weekend, Aug. 25-26, to benefit the work of Reborn Ministries in Garfield Park. You can bring items for the sale all this week, Monday through Friday between 10am and noon. Or on Wednesday or Thursday evening, 7pm-9pm. Those are also the time slots when we need volunteers to come help us set up, price items, and make signs. If you have questions, email Madison at info@tpd.church.


THIS COMING SUNDAY

DIVIDING WALLS: RACIAL DIVISION
Acts 2:1-11
Pastor Mark Bergin

Calls for racial harmony and reconciliation are quite popular in our day. Most prominent leaders, from elected officials to CEOs to pastors, speak the language of racial unity. But what kind of racial unity do these leaders have in mind? The world has known a kind of unity before, and God considered our version of it dangerous. When people came together to build a great civilization as a monument to human solidarity and achievement, God toppled their Tower of Babel and separated them into disparate tribes. What the world needs is not showy vanity projects to elevate our multi-colored human glory. What the world needs is mutually humbled people, moving toward each other in the knowledge of human brokenness. Racial reconciliation that runs on the fuel of misplaced faith in human decency will do nothing but build Babel all over again. Our fuel must be faith in Christ. It's his grace that is our common bond, and his love that is our glory.


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