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 Jim Somerville
In his message Do What You Want. The Rev. Jim Somerville, who recalls his own struggles to discern the will of God, and the lessons he learned that apply to other seekers.
Dr. James Green Somerville is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Before his call to Richmond, Jim served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC for seven years. He’s a gifted preacher, a seasoned pastor, and his articles and sermons have been published in Christian Century, Leadership, The Upper Room, Preaching, Lectionary Homiletics, and Preaching Great Texts.
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Conversation with Jim Somerville
Host Floyd Brown in conversation with Jim Somerville, who says, “Eeverybody’s calling has dignity to it and God seems to know better than we do what is in us that needs to be called forth.”
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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