To share the varied worship opportunities offered in our villages, Wednesday Journal and Forest Park Review present the Fall 2011 Welcome to Worship Guide, a special advertising section with stories and news from Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park churches and worship centers.
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Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
For a week in July the Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church youth group traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to be of service to this economically challenged Native American population. Painting and repairing low income housing and being youth volunteers at a local club for area children were activities that gave the Fair Oaks youth group opportunity to extend outreach to the people of this underserved community.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your life journey, you are welcome at Unity Temple
At Unity Temple, we are more than just a fabulous building. We are a vibrant community and spiritual home striving to support its members to faithfully live our shared values.
St. Edmund Parish
St. Edmund Catholic Parish is a very active worship community situated in the heart of Oak Park. We are a thriving congregation of some twelve hundred households of varying ethnic, racial, social and economic backgrounds. Our parish boundaries serve central Oak Park, but today our embrace reaches beyond the parish limits, offering a spiritual home to many individuals who live throughout the metropolitan area.
United Lutheran Church, sharing the abundant life of Christ
United Lutheran Church is a community of faith rooted in the grace and love of Jesus. Together we welcome you to come and be fed, nourished and transformed by God's love, and sent into the world blessed to live your faith as a way of life.
In the spirit of the community
Ascension Catholic Church of Oak Park is known for beautiful liturgies, glorious music, outstanding education programs for children, a call to service, a commitment to community. Ascension has served the tri-village area since 1907 and celebrates the story of its rich history.
Members of Grace Lutheran explore social issues
Grace Lutheran Church's Adult Education programs are one of the ways in which the congregation inspires members to put its mission statement-- "Bring in, build up, and send out disciples for Jesus Christ"—into action. People from the community are invited to participate in these programs, which begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays.
In an uncertain world, we all need a spiritual home
Ten years ago, the final act of many 9/11 victims was one of love. Facing the unthinkable, their parting gesture was to reach out to family and friends – knowing that in the end – relationships are what matter most.
St. Giles Parish Church and School nurture local Catholic community
St. Giles Parish, Columbian and Greenfield in Oak Park, has been serving the Catholic community of north Oak Park and Chicago 's Galewood neighborhood since 1927. St. Giles is a vibrant faith community that offers dozens of ministries in the areas of Spiritual life and worship, Christian formation and education (child and adult), human concerns and parish life.