Notes on Religion
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Country Covenant: On Sunday, the Rev. Mark Harder leads worship at 10:30 a.m. at Country Covenant, Route 47 and McDonald Road in Elgin. This weeks message will be the final installment of the "Exploration of Covenant Affirmations." Adult Sunday school is held at 9:30 a.m. Bring your Bibles and enjoy Scripture-related conversation, study and prayer. Childrens Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening study groups will continue the topic of "Exploring the Covenant Affirmations." This will be a discussion of Covenant Church doctrines and how they are applied to todays world and specifically to the church. It will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. and study at 7 p.m. For details, call (847) 464-5381 or visit countrycov.org.
Church of the Brethren: On Sunday, guest preacher Stephen Breck Reid will lead the sermon at 9:30 a.m. at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave., Elgin. He is a professor of Hebrew Bible at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. At 3 p.m., there will be special event for mentors and youth. At 6 p.m., members and friends will meet to discuss "Living the Questions, Part 2" led by Chris Douglas and David Doudt. Members will gather at 6 p.m. today at the Church of the Brethren General Office, 1451 Dundee Ave., for the annual stewardship dinner. Using humor, song and Biblical reflection, the event will focus on the theme "Celebrate Abundance: Embrace Relationships." Reid will be the featured speaker. Members have been signing a poster supporting domestic violence awareness. The Lunch Bunch will gather at noon Sunday at Paneras on Randall Road, north of I-90. For details, call (847) 741-5124 or visit hacob.org.
Kneseth Israel: Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, has been serving the Fox River Valley for more than 116 years. As a member of United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, it offers a full range of services: Torah school for pre-kindergarten to high school, adult education classes, an award-winning youth program for age 6 to 12, Sisterhood and Mens Club, and age-based interest groups. This weeks Torah portion is "Bereshit." The service is led by Rabbi Jonathan Kohn in prayer and study. Shabbat services are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For details, call (847) 741-5656 or visit ckielgin.org.
Shirat Shalom: Congregation Shirat Shalom, 30W509 Shoe Factory Road in Elgin, offers friendly, participatory Shabbat services, led by Cantor Sarah Alexander, at 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and followed by a community kiddush luncheon. Services include a spirited Torah discussion, focusing on the "parsha of the week." Everyone is invited to join the next adult education class on Nov. 1. They will have a class on "Maimonides 13 Principles of Faith" at 12:30 p.m., after the Shabbat services and luncheon. For details, call (847) 695-6246 or visit congregationshiratshalom.org.
First UMC: On Sunday, worship is at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 318 W. Main St., West Dundee. Fall Sunday school has begun. The scripture lessons are Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Matthew 22:34-46 with the Rev. Steven Mindrups sermon, "The Ethical Imperative of a Disciple" The nursery is open for children age 3 and younger. Children who are 4 and older are invited to attend the multi-grade Sunday school class held in the church youth room. For details, call (847) 426-2113 or visit firstumcdundee.net.
First UMC: On Sunday, the Childrens Choir, under the direction of Laura Johnson and Lynda Fox, will perform at 9 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland in Elgin. The message by the Rev. Jonathan Hutchison, "Serving One Another." Christian education for all ages will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The 11:30 a. …