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Harvest Fair: A Gathering of Artisans

Announcing the first annual Harvest Fair!

Announcing the first annual Harvest Fair!

Calling all creative parishioners, friends, and extended family of the community of St Nicholas - you can participate in the very first Harvest Fair: A Gathering of Artisans – sign up now.

NOEL: Christmas At St Nicholas is coming!

Coming soon! Pre-order for gifts via the Events page

Coming soon!

Pre-order NOEL: Christmas At St Nicholas at the Events page, or via this link.

Centering Prayer Workshop Offered November 1 in Western Springs

Centering Prayer

Many Episcopalians and other Christians are finding that a method called “Centering Prayer” helps them move toward a closer and more meaningful relationship with God. Centering Prayer is a well-grounded method of silent prayer and meditation that prepares us to experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself…All are welcome.

For more information, visit www.centeringprayerchicago.org, or contact Phil Jackson, jaxson900@aol.com, (847) 778-1022.

The Vicar’s Corner: Walk, Pray, Lose Your Way, Find Your Way To A Safe Place

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Hiking boots on, I ventured to a small but rather rugged forest preserve just a stone’s throw from our home. The place is a year-round refuge for outdoor folks; hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country skiing, too. It is a wonderful spot. I decided to take the longer path; lots of hills and some sharp curves were on the agenda but I was not to be deterred…

Read more at The Vicar’s Corner

Online Calendar Supports iCal and has an RSS feed

Check out the ONLINE Calendar! Not only can you see what’s on the horizon, you can request email reminders for events and subscribe to a live feed of the calendar with any product supporting the iCal format. It’s also available on our Calendar page, along with a “This Week at St Nick’s” item in the left margin.

Message of Support for Marriage Equality in Illinois from Bishop Jeffrey

The scriptures tell us to testify to what we have seen, and in communities and congregations across our diocese, we have seen that extending legal protection and respect to same-sex couples has created stronger, happier households and contributed to the common good. Now in Illinois, the respect afforded by civil unions has been extended to the dignity of true equality. I rejoice that it is now easier for our gay and lesbian sisters and brothers to order their lives together, to care for one another and to raise children in a stable home. Justice has been done. – The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Episcopal Bishop of Chicago

To read Bishop Jeffrey’s statement in full, visit Episcopal Diocese of Chicago: Bishop Lee on Marriage Equality in Illinois

You Are Always Welcome at St Nicholas

Be a part of the Community of St Nicholas! Attend a support group meeting, volunteer at our twice-monthly food pantry, or come just as you are to worship Saturday evenings at 4:30PM (informal and friendly), or Sunday mornings at 10AM (somewhat more formal, but just as friendly).


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