Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom
720 S. Michigan Avenue.
The purpose of the Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to gather as an interfaith community in thanksgiving and hope to pray for our city and its leadership.
Organized by Chicago Sunday Evening Club
With major funding provided by Northern Trust
Chair and Master of Ceremonies: Andrew J. McKenna
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sid Mohn
President of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
Tickets are $60 each, $600 for a table of 10.
Tickets are avaibable for purchase.
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A New Documentary from the Chicago Sunday Evening Club
Divided Families: Responding with Faith
This hour-long documentary explores the impact of current US immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. Because Carlos was brought to the US illegally from Mexico as a child, they encounter severe penalties and barriers as they attempt to gain his resident status. Like thousands of families in this situation, they want to do the right thing, but there seems to be no path to follow. We tell the story of their decade-long struggle, and highlight the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families like theirs stay together.
Premieres on WTTW Thursday, October 16th at 9pm
30 Good Minutes Online
Message by Benjamin Reaves
Dr. Benjamin Reaves preaches a message about joy. The joy that lasts, he says, is neither externally dependent, nor dependent on the absence of sorrow and pain, but is rooted in the experience with God. This archived 30 Good Minutes broadcast titled, “Joy…that Lasts!” was first broadcast in November 2004.
The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Reaves is a minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and serves as Vice President of Mission and Ministries for the Adventist Health Systems in Orlando, Florida. Ben holds a doctorate in ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary and is the former president of Oakwood College.
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Reflection on Calling by Delle Chapman
"Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
Whenever Christians pray the Lord's Prayer, they're asking that God's will be done.
As I lay in my hospital bed saying my evening prayers and wondering if I would recover from Stage 4 ovarian cancer, it seemed as if Jesus stood by me, asking me that amazing question, "What do you want me to do for you, Delle?"
There I was, sick unto death, and Jesus wanted to know what was my will, what did I want? Duh! You'd think it was obvious, but I heard myself answer, "Guarantee me that Your will, will be fulfilled in my life."
When those words left my lips, I felt a thrill of delight down in my bones. I was certain that God had been pleased by my petition and couldn't resist granting such a wish. I was happy, too, because I knew it would not matter whether the living out of God's will took days and weeks or months and years, everything would be just as it should be for God is always willing the very best for us.
The following evening, Jesus seemed to ask me a more sobering question.
"And what if I decide to bring you home."
I began to cry because life has been a sweet and wonderful gift I've enjoyed very much and I have a young daughter who needs me.
But once again I heard myself say, "Then hold me close the whole way home, and promise me that the people I love will be all right."
"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth (hand over heart) as it is in heaven."
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