2020 Christmas Church Guide I

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First Presbyterian Church of River Forest

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest is a warm and welcoming community committed to exempli- fying God's love in word and deed. This Christmas we are offering a very special virtual Christmas concert, A Thrill of Hope, released on December 18 on firstpresrf.org. The virtual concert features music by the First Pres Chancel Choir, with congregational singing, instrumentalists, and readings. Then, join us for online worship on Christmas Eve! Gather your family safely at home this year to celebrate with us the birth of our savior Jesus Christ!

For more information about our Christmas con- cert, online services, and more, visit firstpresrf.org.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

What do you do when you've had a fire and spent eighteen months rebuilding and renewing the structure only to have a pandemic stop your plans for celebration? Stay grounded in God and move to digital worship! God didn't leave the building when we left the structure. God didn't leave the community of Good Shepherd when we shifted
to a temporary location. God continues with us in this digital moment. We sure hopeyou see God's light in Sunday worship and monthly Jazz Prayer. Visit our website atwww.goodshepherdlc.org where you will find FB and more links to our Jazz Prayer, Christmas Eve services, and Nativity Display.


Grace Lutheran Church

During the pandemic members of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest have gathered for live-streamed worship services every Sunday at 8:30am on YouTube. Live-stream Christmas services will include special music from small groups of vocalists and instrumentalists. The Children's Service will be presented in a new video format for 2020. It opens with the candle cross procession, a 70-year-old tradition, which was filmed outdoors this year on the church steps.

Join us for Christmas worship at the Grace River Forest channel on YouTube where the 2020 Children's Christmas Eve service video premieres at 4:15pm on December 24.


Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC extends warmest wishes for peace, hope, love, and joy to the entire community this holiday season. Be part of the season with us at two events on Christmas Eve: 4:30-5:00 a parade with lights, scripture, and rhythm instruments as we seek the Christ child outside the church; and a 7:00pm Service of Lessons and Carols live on our Pilgrim YouTube channel. Everyone is also invited to join us for worship online any Sunday morning at 10:00am. See www.PilgrimOakPark/org/events for details.


Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship is central to the life of our community. It reminds us of who we are, what we can become, how we want to live,as well as what we hope to giveto the wider community. Due toCOVID-19, our Sunday morning services are currently streaming virtually at 10am and can be accessed on our YouTube channel. Our Sunday morning services follow a regular order of worship each week, which includes a message for all ages, music, prayer, and a sermon. Each week, we seek to provide both comfort and challenge as we draw from many different sources of inspiration.

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