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Make sure you never miss an update by signing up for our weekly Faith Connections e-newsletter! Simply go to our… Read More

Weekly Message: Guidance from Scripture

By nicholaspetersen |

Jesus said, “blessed are the peacemakers.” In light of the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., how do we respond?… Read More

Weekly Message: Christ the King Sunday

By nicholaspetersen |

The holidays are coming! I love this time of year, as we reflect deeply on the love we experience in… Read More

Weekly Message: Embodying Our Shared Race

By nicholaspetersen |

Last Sunday we wound up our fall series, “The Race of a Lifetime.” We finished in a blaze of glory:… Read More

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Weekly Message: Honoring Our Saints

By nicholaspetersen |

Warm greetings on this chilly Halloween! The winds are brisk … and did you see the snowflakes? Halloween is, of… Read More

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Weekly Message: Showing Up for Each Other

By nicholaspetersen |

The weather couldn’t be better for this weekend … which leads to an important question: what’s the best stewardship of… Read More

Weekly Message: Training for Humility

By nicholaspetersen |

The Chicago Marathon may be over, but our “Race of a Lifetime” is still going strong! Seven weeks into our… Read More

Weekly Message: Training for Self-Sacrifice

By nicholaspetersen |

For more than 45,000 people, this Sunday will literally be the “race of a lifetime:” the Chicago marathon. Those runners include a number… Read More

Weekly Message: Checking Our Exceptionalism

By nicholaspetersen |

As we continue in this fall’s “Race of a Lifetime” series, I’m keenly aware of the African proverb: “If you… Read More

Weekly Message: Leadership

By nicholaspetersen |

Dear friends, Things are bustling around the church right now! We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s Fall Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. – 3… Read More

Weekly Message: Learning Faithfulness

By nicholaspetersen |

It’s a beautiful weekend in Lake Forest and I hope your families are doing well. We continue our series this… Read More

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Weekly Message: Gear Up for Faithfulness

By nicholaspetersen |

In this cold and rainy week, there’s a lot of news that’s discouraging. On the 13th anniversary of the September 11… Read More

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Weekly Message: Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

By nicholaspetersen |

“Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Recently one of our members reminded me of that phrase as she reflected on… Read More

Weekly Message: Love God with All You Are

By nicholaspetersen |

If you’ve been away this summer, this Sunday is the ideal way to ease back into church. It’s the final Sunday of our 10 a.m…. Read More

Weekly Message: Changing Gears

By nicholaspetersen |

Life seems to completely change gears this time of year for many people as summer vacations wrap up; orientations, meetings and… Read More