Tom's been writing about religion – broadly defined – for years in the Journal. Tom's experience as a retired minister and his curiosity about matters of faith will make for an always insightful exploration of these topics. Tom's encouraging open discussion, so join in.
Twelve homeless people recently gathered in United Lutheran Church's social hall around a table filled with donated food prepared by volunteers. They joined hands and one of them led a prayer of thanks for the food as well as all the blessings they had received.
It may be difficult for residents of Oak Park, a village in which the median household income is $75,118, to grasp the fact that 22% of the children in town live in families that qualify for free school lunches, and that at Beye Elementary School, 230 N. Cuyler Ave., over 40 percent of children fall in that category.
Syed Mohuddin (a.k.a. Mohi) Ahmed and his wife Nausheen Akhter will begin keeping the month of Ramadan on June 5. The River Forest residents will fast, going without food or drink, from sunrise to sunset, every day for four weeks.
Hephzibah Children's Association offers a Summer Day Care program in Oak Park, IL. We are seeking caring, nurturing individuals to provide care and supervision of 5-11-year-old children. This temporary full time Summer program runs from June...