CCW Weekly Brief

Rev. Rob Rawls
Reflections, News, and Updates from The Community Church of Wilmette
Created 20 May 2021
  • Renewing Commitments
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Friends… I know that New Year’s is still a few months away—but the season of fall always feels like the start of the new year doesn’t it? Most of us can’t shake that back to school mentality no m...
  • Living Fully and Loving Wastefully
    24 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Dear Friends, Many of us were unable to gather this past Sunday morning and a few of those who gathered requested a copy of the sermon. So below is a freshly-edited version copy of the Rally Day sermo...
  • It's Time To Rally
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear Friends, I worked as the office manager for a small church in Lincoln Square while I was in seminary. Similar to our congregation, the church was small but mighty--advocating for care for the hom...
  • Join Us For Online Worship This Week
    10 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Hi friends, I hope your September has gotten off to a great start and that you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I am still on vacation, but our pastoral intern Anna Piela will be leading the Zoom meeti...
  • Celebrating Donors and Benefactors
    03 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Friends, Labor Day originated at the end of the 19th century as a way of celebrating and advocating for the rights and needs of laborers—from factory workers to farm workers. Labor organizers wou...
  • Stumbling Upon the House of God
    26 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Friends, On Sunday night, Matthew and I went out to the ballfield in Schaumberg to see a concert we had been looking forward to for months. It was 70 degrees—a perfect late summer, almost fall te...
  • Life Loves On
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Dear Friends, I read an article in The Atlantic last week about the family of Bobby McIlvaine, a young man from New Jersey who was killed at the World Trade Center during the September 11th terrorist ...
  • Congregational Care Update
    18 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear Friends, The Fischer family will be hosting a visitation and short memorial service for Susan Fischer on Friday, August 20th at Donnellan Family Funeral Services at 10045 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. T...
  • Congregational Care Update
    16 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Beloved, I am heartbroken to let you know that our friend Susan Fischer passed away last night. Her commitment to our community has been incredible, including leading our Deacons, serving on the Churc...
  • Welcoming Anna Piela to the Community
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear Friends, I would like to introduce you to Anna Piela, our new Pastoral Intern. Anna will be worshiping online with us this Sunday and will join us in person next Sunday. After that, she will begi...
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