Every year, the neighborhood of Lakewood Balmoral has a yard sale the Saturday after Labor Day (September 7). The church will provide hospitality (water and restrooms) and food stands featuring traditional cuisines from our different congregations: pupusas from El Salvador, tacos from Mexico, noodles and tea from Burma/Thailand.
This year, we will again be celebrating the talents of our family, friends, and neighbors by hosting a Crafts & Vendor Fair. Here is a list of this year's vendors:
Karen Dreasler, handmade pottery smallwares
Marcia Gohmann, crocheted slippers, towels and dolls
Dr. Peggy Griffin, self-published vegan cookbook and reflections of the civil rights movement
Valerie Jackson-Bateman, handmade copper jewelry
Jo Gertzen, quilted table runners & wall quilts
Jasmine Perry, handmade beaded & semi-precious stone jewelry
Dawn Noldan, homemade preserves and handmade fabric totebags
Dorothy Loving, handmade silver and gold beaded jewelry
Anita Bonilla, handcrafted gift boxes
If you are a crafter or artisan and would be interested in participating, there is still time! Please review the information in the document below, fill out the included form, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
This Sunday, May 19, all four congregations will come together for a joint worship service at 10:00 am in the sanctuary. This worship service will be immediately followed by our annual meeting and a luncheon.
On Sunday, April 7, we will gather in the sanctuary at 3:00 pm to formally install Rev. Michael Ware as pastor of the English congregation. Pastor Michael joined the NSBC pastoral team in September 2018, and we are so excited to celebrate his ministry to this church.
Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, will offer the sermon. Heavy refreshments will follow the service.
Let artistic reflection be your Lenten discipline this year! This Lent, Viola Mayol will be leading a class on Creative Process.
Creative Process is a combination of writing and art making. Each time we meet we will begin with intention writing, a tool for focusing and preparing to be present to the art making. Intention writing is followed by art making (drawing, painting, simple sculpture, and mixed media) which will be the bulk of our time together. Art making is followed by witness writing, a reflection of the process. We will close each session by reading (if you wish) and sharing our writings. This art is concern about the process, not the product. The art made becomes a souvenir of the journey. Writing and art materials will be provided.
This class will meet in South Howel Hall at 11:30-12:30. Classes will meet on March 10, 17, 24 and April 7 and 14.
The Edgewater Community Religious Association will host its annual Thanksgiving service at 3 pm on Sunday, November 19 at the Ismaili Center, 6259 N. Broadway Ave. . It will feature speakers, music, and sacred readings from various faiths represented in our community. There will be a reception to follow.
At the service, we will also be collecting canned goods to benefit Care for Real, the Edgewater food pantry.
Caravan Counseling, a resource ministry of NSBC, is offering an open, quiet place available to the community for those who desire to sit, reflect, be centered, pray, or meditate during Election Day. All are welcome!
The meditation space will be available on Tuesday, November 6th, with drop-in times from 10am-8pm in Nambu Chapel, across from the polling area.
The church address is:
North Shore Baptist Church
5244 N. Lakewood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
On Sunday, November 4, the entire church will gather to worship in all four languages at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Pastor Michael Ware, the new pastor of the English language congregation, will be preaching. After worship, a light lunch will be provided.
Domingo, 21 de octubre, 1:30 pm
Una comunidad vive sus valores por medio de sus prácticas habituales. Así que ¿cuáles son las práctices de una iglesia que busca la liberación? En este panel bilingüe, escucharemos las reflexiones de la Dra. Nancy Bedford, teóloga mujerista de Argentina, el Rev. Rony Reyes, pastor de la congregación hispana de North Shore, y Maria Teresa Lopez, una activista con el movimiento de santuario desde hace mucho tiempo.