NSBC member Paw Say Ku was awarded the Jitsuo Morikawa Award for Relation Christian Faith to Contemporary Life at Saturday's Regional Meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago (ABCMC). This award "celebrates a member of the ABCMC family who breaks open new paths of the Christian life in our time."
The Region writes:
Paw Say Ku works as an activist and a caregiver, advocating for human rights especially for refugee and immigrant communities and for community mental health... She works to empower people to connect and heal together by storytelling, recently contributing some of her funnier stories of life in refugee camps to an experimental improv comedy show aimed at crossing cultural boundaries and educating people about refugee experience. As a leader at North Shore Baptist Church... She helps church members deepen their capacity to hear the stories of others and tell their own. For her work of faith supporting immigrants and refugees succeed in their new home and helping breach all the walls of division that we might become one, we confer on Paw Say Ku the Jitsuo Morikawa Award for Relating Christian Faith to Contemporary Life.
Congratulations to Paw Say Ku, and keep fighting the good fight!
We are looking for a full-time Facilities Manager to work approximately 40 hours a week and maintain 24 – hour stand-by status. Housing for Facilities Manager and family is provided by the church. This position is responsible for the maintenance of church properties, equipment and building security. This position is also administrative: supervising, scheduling and evaluating custodial staff. The ideal candidate will possess an open, friendly personality and be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people and situations. A candidate must have the ability to adjust to a flexible work schedule, must have a valid driver’s license and must be fluent in English. Bi-lingual in Spanish/and or Karen preferred. Experience in a church or non-profit organization and five years of supervision and building maintenance is also preferred. Please click links below for a complete position description and our on-line application
Facilities Manager Position Description - click here
Online Application - click here
By Rev. Kathryn Ray
"The king took the two sons of Aiah’s daughter Rizpah...and handed them over to the Gibeonites, who killed them and exposed their bodies on a hill before the Lord....From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, Rizpah did not let the birds touch them by day or the wild animals by night." -2 Samuel 21:8-10
Before coming to North Shore I worshipped and served at Ellis Avenue Church down in the Hyde Park/Kenwood area. At the time, this church was pastored by the Rev. Jonathan Friesen, who some of you may remember, preached at my installation service, and the Rev. Brenda Matthews, a local community leader, published poet, and prayer warrior. Pastor Brenda would shut down corners of the city where drug deals and violence were prevalent by hosting prayer vigils. She traveled around the country to share poetry and stories, and she moved hearts and minds with the oft-repeated call from one of her poems
“Somebody better say something, somebody better do something, somebody better feel something, before it’s too late.”
On Sunday, June 9, we will be gathering at 11:30 am to celebrate the end of another year of of Adventures in Learning. We will honor our Sunday School teachers and graduates, and see special presentations by our Sunday School classes. All are welcome!