Fellowship Opportunities

Tend to yourself!

Nurture one another!

Grow together in Faith!


FOR YOUNG ADULTS:

GenXYZ

“GenXYZ is a dynamic community of young adults in our 20s and 30s who are wrestling with faith and the tough theological questions about what it means to be Christian today. We’re an open-minded collection of people whose faith comes from diverse backgrounds and who welcome new voices and perspectives as we come together for weekly Bible studies, regular brunches, fellowship opportunities, and service projects.”

 
Fellowship Events
  • GenXYZ Brunch following 11am worship every 2nd Sunday
  • GenXYZ Cooking for Cafe Pride, last Friday of the month from 8pm to 12am
  • GenXYZ Dinner + Discussion gatherings to meet new folks and chew on good food and deep questions.
GenXYZ Retreat

Each May, the GenXYZ crew heads out of the city to build community, learn more about one another, and just have a good time!

Contact: Megan Cochran

 


For Parents:LVPC Parent's group photo

LVPC Parents Group

Sundays

Sundays at 10am parents gather for family-centric fellowship and study while children are in Sunday school.  Childcare for children under 3 is available in the Mulford Room.  Find the parents in the mezzanine classroom up the back stairwell in the Parish Hall, a room we affectionately call “The Closet.”  Parents take a look at the texts their children will study that same day, arm themselves for the questions that are sure to come up on the ride home and then, of course, talk about the joys of parenting!  Join us each Sunday morning at 10:00am!  (Just ask if you can’t find them!!)

There’s More!

Several times through the year, parents and children gather for activities that all can do together!  Whether it’s Christmas Caroling at a nearby retirement residence, or ice skating at Millennium Park, or pumpkin carving, you’ll definitely want to get involved.  Watch for a full calendar to be published!

For more information, join the Parent’s Group email list.

 


For Men:

Men’s Group

The Men’s Group began as a fellowship for men of various ages. It began meeting once a month on Saturday mornings to talk about who we are, what we do and how that fits or doesn’t fit into our Christian lives. Obviously, we have moved along tangents in many different directions. We have taken trips to a variety of locations such as Springfield, Starved Rock, Architectural tours, organic growers, the Holocaust Museum, etc. We have examined a wide range of social justice issues both with special speakers and with our members and parish associates. We have contributed money for a boat in Colombia. We have completed projects in our church building, such as the partial making over of the chapel.

Men’s Breakfast

On the 2nd Saturday of every other month at 9am, the LVPC Men’s Group gathers in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast together.

Retreat

The group’s main activity for the year is a fall retreat where we take a weekend and discuss a book, a social issue, or topic of interest to the group. For the past several years we’ve been going to Conference Point Center near Lake Geneva, WI. There is always plenty of free time for group members to pursue their individual interests, be they bike riding, astronomy (Yerkes Observatory is nearby), shopping, hiking, etc. It’s a great way to keep in touch with members of the congregation in an intimate setting. There are scholarships available for church members of limited means.

Contact: Alex Wirth

 


For Women:

LVPC Women's Retreat 2015

Women’s Retreat

Every January, The LVPC Women gather for a retreat full of conversation and community.

Contact: Sue Cox


FOR THOSE IN THE MIDDLE-AGED GROUP AND BEYOND:

Holy Loitering

Hanging out with friends is good for your health!  Individuals with strong social support networks tend to be healthier and live longer.  The Holy Loitering group of LVPC provides such a opportunity to fellowship with others to enhance our wellness.  Gatherings on the 3rd Saturday of every other month include:  bowling, hiking, concerts, potlucks and other special events.  Watch the church bulletin or e-newsletter for additional information.

 

Contact: Sue Cox


FOR SENIORS:

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Golden Diners

Join seniors (60+) from our community for a hot meal and fun events. Monday to Friday the Chicago Department of Aging provides a hot lunch (pay what you can).  Throughout the week, LVPC offers programming:

Seniors in Motion

An exercise program made just of you! Join us Tuesday mornings from 10-11 am for a low impact, fun class to get you moving.

The Senior Book Group

The Senior Book Group meets Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15 to discuss a book of their choosing, from fiction to non-fiction.

Senior Activities

BINGO, movies, crafts, birthday and holiday celebrations.

Contacts: Sue Cox and Megan Cochran