Welcome to the Guild! The Guild is open to women, men, church members, friends & neighbors. (This means YOU!) Its primary focus is to support CCJP-UCC (The Congregational Church of Jefferson Park UCC), but in the process we nurture friendships, fellowship, and learning. We currently conduct 3 fundraisers a year- 2 Rummage Sales and a Holiday Bazaar. The Rummage Sales are held in the Fall (Sept.) and in the Spring (March). We also conduct a Bake Sale during the Rummage sale which is very popular. We also conduct a Holiday Bazaar in December featuring homemade Baked Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, a Raffle, Games, Christmas Knickknacks & Decorations, etc. Like any organization, we can use all the help we can get with our fundraisers!
Our meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m., with no meetings in January, July & August. They are held in Mayflower Hall, which is located in the lower level of the church. They consist of a short business meeting, a luncheon(free will offering) or potluck lunch and an entertaining and/or informational program.
Our tentative schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows.
Sept. 15, 2016 (This is the third Thursday, due to the building being used by the Chicago Fringe Festival)
“Smart Money for Older Adults” presented by the Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.
Friday Sept. 23, 9am-5pm and Saturday Sept. 24, 9am-4pm: Rummage, Wedding Dress, Gowns & Bake Sale
Oct. 13, 2016 “The Valley Percy Murder Solved” by Cynthia Laris.
Nov. 10, 2016 TBA
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016: CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY BAZAAR & COOKIE SALE
Dec. 8, 2016 “Holiday Party” meeting. POTLUCK lunch- bring a dish to share.
January – No Meeting
Feb. 9, 2017 “Photos & Church History of CCJP-UCC” by Art Rathke & Lucie Davidson
March 9, 2017 TBA
Friday, March 24, 9am-5pm and Saturday, March 25, 9am-4pm: RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE–
April 13, 2017 Maundy Thursday “Agape Service” by Pastor Gayle POTLUCK luncheon
May 11, 2017 TBA
June 8, 2017 “Card & Games Party”
We welcome everyone to our meetings, whether you are an old-timer or new to the neighborhood. Come & make some new friends!