Education for Children
A children's chapel (for grades 1-5) each Sunday morning (September through May) during the 9:30 a.m. worship service at United Lutheran Church allows children the opportunity to read from the Bible and to engage in learning activities appropriate for their age. Children begin worship together with their families and then are dismissed for about 25 minutes of focused activities provided by an adult leader. Finally, children re-join their families toward the end of the service in order to receive communion or a blessing.
United Lutheran Church provides confirmation instruction for youth in grades 7-8 through an individualized and small group process led by the pastor, parent(s), and other adults. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity for confirmation preparation, please speak with Pastor Dennis.
Sunday Morning Adult Forum
A Sunday morning adult forum (September through May) from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. gives adults the opportunity to grow in their understanding of the faith. Sessions explore a variety of topics, including contemporary understandings of the faith, Bible study, the development of social statements of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, topics with a seasonal connection, as well as other matters of interest. Though most forums are a part of a multi-week series, participants do not need to commit to anything more than a single session. Adult forums take place in the lounge on the ground floor at United, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming topics are provided in the monthly Candle newsletter (see the news page), Midweek Moments, and the Sunday bulletin announcements. Please plan to join us!
Monthly Book Group and Bible Study
A women's Bible study and a women's book group each meet on different evenings every month. Look in the monthly Candle newsletter or Midweek Moments (subscribe to either of these publications on our news page) for information about upcoming meetings. Newcomers are always welcome!
Periodic newcomer orientation sessions (or Inquirer's classes) are provided for anyone who may be interested in church membership or simply learning more about the Lutheran tradition and United Lutheran Church in particular. These one-hour orientation sessions are intended for a diverse group of people, including those who have recently been a part of another congregation as well as those who have never participated formally in the life of the church. Please speak with Pastor Dennis if you are interested in an upcoming newcomer orientation.
United Lutheran Church • 409 Greenfield Street • Oak Park, Illinois 60302-1143
708-386-1576 • www.unitedlutheranchurch.org