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Resources

Suicide prevention lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7

 

National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Treatment referral and information, 24/7

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990

Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7

SAMHSA –

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Health Services Administration

indtreatment.samhsa.gov

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

afsp.org

Support groups for those affected by suicide

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Face to face and online support groups directory searchable by state

www.dbsalliance.org

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Chicago

www.NAMIChicago.org

(312) 563-0445

NAMI Cook County North Suburban

namiccns.org
(847) 716-2252

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Chicago Area Service Office/Area

www.chicagoaa.org/
(312) 346-1475

 

Al-Anon & Al-ATeen

www.niafg.org

(312) 850-0949

www.familiesanonymous.org

News

Pentecost

On Pentecost Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate this holy day with symbols of flames, a dove and wind to signify the power and hope of the Holy Spirit throughout the Church. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Christ, and it occurs 50 days after Easter. The English word “Pentecost” is translated from the Greek work...

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Ascension

When Christ’s work becomes our work By Kevin Scott Fleming | Presbyterians Today Reprinted from the April/May 2018 issue of Presbyterians Today The Ascension of the Lord has never been an important event on the Presbyterian church calendar. But perhaps it should be, as there are things we can learn from it. The story of Jesus ascending into...

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Trinity Sunday: Unfathomable Mystery

Unlike other festivals in the church’s liturgical calendar, Trinity Sunday centers on a doctrine of the church, rather than an event. It celebrates the unfathomable mystery of God’s being as Holy Trinity. It is a day of adoration and praise of the one, eternal, incomprehensible God. Trinity Sunday, in a sense, synthesizes all we...

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Many Thanks to All Who Donated Resurrection Sunday Flowers for 2021

Chancel Bouquets are donated in Loving Memory of Mary Rzonca and Leonida Radosavljevic, from Pat and George Radosavljevic  Resurrection Sunday Lilies Donated In Celebration of Easter  From Neena Ishu From Richard and Doris Nadder From Sheryl Quinlan From Marlem Ramirez Resurrection Sunday Lilies  Donated In Honor of Friends and Relatives, from...

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday begins the Three Days (or Triduum), remembering the new commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another, washing our feet as a servant. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his death. Historically, this was the traditional day in...

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