2015 Pledge Fulfillment Running Below Expectation

A request to consider how we can all help

People of St Nicholas

We all have responsibilities that require of us our time, our talents and our treasures. Our church is no different.

Currently, our 2015 pledge actuals figure is below where we need to be. Certainly, we understand all too well that circumstances change, finances are not always available and we may not be as able to share as we desire. Please, we understand, truly we do.

However, do not hesitate in talking with us. We are here to help and assist. We are a people of faith and we believe that God always provides. Please contact either of our wardens, Jessica Tamaski and Penny Mandziara; our Finance Team of Ray Malecek and Bob Kalicki; or our vicar Manny for guidance and assistance.

Thank you, one and all, for the sacrifices made to St. Nicholas which allow us to continue to provide ministry, the Sacraments and service to so many.

God bless us, one and all.

Centering Prayer Workshop at St John of the Cross October 3

Time for quiet, peace and communing with the Lord

Time is growing short to sign up for Contemplative Outreach – Chicago’s Annual One-Day Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, October 3 at St. John of the Cross in Western Springs, Illinois.

PumpkinPrayerThere’s still time to save on your registration at the current price of $55 — on September 27th, the price goes up to $60. (If cost is an issue that might prevent you from attending, please be aware that we do have a few scholarships available.) Use quick, convenient and secure online registration, or you can download a printable form and register by mail if you prefer. Both options are available at http://centeringprayerchicago.org/events/annual-fall-one-day-workshop/

Act now — don’t miss the chance to join us for what promises to be a very rewarding day!

The program includes morning and afternoon sessions, with lunch provided in-between. More than 75 people have already signed up to participate in a range of thought-provoking workshop sessions, which include in-depth introductory sessions on Centering Prayer, opportunities for silent contemplation, and sessions on Thomas Merton, Cosmology and Teilhard de Chardin, ways of listening and speaking to the Divine within, the thoughts of Thomas Keating on Archetypes, and more. Complete information is available at the link provided above.

Contact: Jack Lloyd (240-216-4646 or jack.lloyd@earthlink.net)

Complete information is available at http://centeringprayerchicago.org/events/annual-fall-one-day-workshop/, or contact Phil Jackson, jaxon900@aol.com, (847) 778-1022.