News from the Pews

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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


Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Health Services Administration


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Support groups for those affected by suicide


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Face to face and online support groups directory searchable by state


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Chicago

(312) 563-0445

NAMI Cook County North Suburban
(847) 716-2252



Chicago Area Service Office/Area
(312) 346-1475


Al-Anon & Al-ATeen

 (312) 850-0949

Families Anonymous (FA)




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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Guidelines for Churches

from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health Social distancing, wearing face coverings, and other safety measures will be observed Please note: Carter-Westminster will not ask for reservations for in-person services at this time. Face masks are required, and extra safety measures such as taking temperatures will be in place.  Worship services...

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