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Newcomers Lunch this Sunday!

New to COTB’s Downtown Campus? Join us for our monthly newcomers lunch this Sunday, December 3 to meet new people, learn more about our church, and find out ways to get involved! All newcomers and long-time attendees are welcome to join!

We’ll gather immediately after service outside of Thorne to walk over to Dao Thai together.

WhenSunday, December 3 after service

Where: Dao Thai

Cost: Around $10 (please bring cash or be ready to Venmo)

Any questions? Email newcomers@thebelovedchurch.org

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Every month, we host a prayer meeting where we lift up our campus as a Beloved Family. We would love for you to join us on December 17 at 8AM for our next monthly prayer meeting!

 

Date: Sunday, December 17

Time: 8AM

Location: Court room at Northwestern Law School

Question? Contact prayerministry@thebelovedchurch.org

Joint Christmas Eve and New Years Eve Services

Please join us on Sunday, December 24 for a joint Christmas Eve Service! Our Downtown and Wicker Park Campuses will not have services at their regular locations that day.

WhenSunday, December 24 at 4p.m.

Where: South Loop Campus 26 W. 16th Street, Chicago, IL (DayStar School)

Any questions? Email anna.wu@thebelovedchurch.org

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Then on Sunday, December 31 please join us for a joint New Years Eve Service at our Downtown Campus! Our Wicker Park and South Loop Campuses will not have services at their regular locations that day.

When: Sunday, December 31 at 10a.m.

Where: Thorne Auditorium Northwestern Law School at 375 E. Chicago Ave.

Any questions? Email jessica.waid@thebelovedchurch.org

 

Daniel Fast 2018

The Daniel Fast is a partial fast based on the biblical account of the prophet Daniel. Specifically derived from Daniel 1 which describes Daniel’s abstinence from the ‘king’s food’ in favor of ‘vegetables’ (Heb. zērō‘îm, ‘seeds’ or ‘pulse’, Dn. 1:12) and water.

The Daniel Fast serves as a physical reminder of our dependence on the Lord. It gives us the opportunity to focus on Him as our ultimate satisfaction.

Please join us as we begin the Daniel Fast on Monday, Jan 8 until Sunday, Jan 28. For more information, please visit this page. If you have any questions please contact Pastoral Intern, David Otuwa (david.otuwa@thebelovedchurch.org).

To sign up please click here

Mandatory Covenant Members’ Meeting

All covenant members please plan on attending our annual mandatory members meeting on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Downtown Campus
Time: 12-1:30pm (lunch will be served)
Location: Aspen Hall (NW Law School)

If you have any questions please contact Executive Pastor Bryant (bryant.sze@thebelovedchurch.org).

Perspectives Course 2018

Perspectives is a 15-week class that is centered on understanding God’s greatest purpose- to be glorified by all peoples- and how our lives can have that same purpose. Pastor Dave is teaching the first course and the first two courses are free, so please come out and get a taste of the course! You can register at perspectives.org.

Date: Starts Thursday, Jan 25
Location: Park Community Church Near North Campus (1001 N Crosby St, Chicago, IL 60610)
Time: 6:30 – 9pm
Register: perspectives.org

Breaking the Daniel Fast

January 27 @ 11:00 am

As we enter the final week of the Daniel fast, we are looking forward to the opportunity to formally break it together as a church. We invite you to join us next Saturday at 11AM for an hour of worship, prayer, and testimonies commemorating how God has moved over the past several weeks. No matter how the fast has been for you thus far, we believe it is important to take some time to thank God for his faithfulness to us and everlasting presence in us.

Where: Lincoln Hall, 357 E Chicago Ave

There are many restaurants nearby that we will encourage people to go to after the event in order to break the fast together. Street parking or SpotHero is encouraged but we will have validations for the lot on Erie st. as well ($10.25 for 12 hrs).

We hope to see you there!

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4

This Sunday, our small groups will be hosting Super Bowl watch parties around the city! All are invited to join us for a night of food and fellowship

If you would like more information on locations, please contact jessica.waid@thebelovedchurch.org

Clothing Drive for Pacific Garden Mission

We are collecting clothing donations to support Pacific Garden Mission, a local organization that provides programming, shelter, and ministry to the homeless. Now’s your chance to clean out your closet to make room for your favorite brand’s spring line and also benefit a great cause!

WHAT: Clothing donations of new and used, clean clothing in good condition. PGM can use men’s, women’s, youth, and children’s sizes. In addition, there is an ongoing need for new clothing such as socks, shirts, undergarments and seasonal clothing (ie. Winter: sweaters, jackets, gloves, mittens, boots, etc.)

Toiletries, grooming aids, as well as clothing and toys for children. There is always a special need for new men’s underwear.

WHERE: Downtown Campus 375 E. Chicago Ave.

WHEN: Sunday, February 11 and Sunday, February 18

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond (r.luo808@gmail.com).

China Missions Fundraisers

Please support our China Missions Team by purchasing baked goods, coffee, tea, and hot cocoa in the lobby before and after service on Sunday, February 18!

All proceeds go to supporting the team! If you’d prefer to make a direct, tax-deductible donation to the team please donate here and choose “missions” and specify “China” in the memo.

Questions? Please email our Outreach and Missions Director Grace (grace.kim@thebelovedchurch.org).

 

 

College Ministry Career & Faith Event

All college students please join us for our next College Ministry event! We’ll have a panel focused on the relationship between faith and career while in college and post-college. Panelists will share what it means to balance our call as believers with our call as faithful workers in the workplace.

When: Saturday, February 24th at 11AM

Where: 375 E Chicago Ave (NU Law School)

Questions: Email deborah.hy.song@gmail.com

Joint Good Friday Service

Please join us on Friday, March 30 at 7pm for a joint Good Friday Service with all the Chicago COTB churches and campuses. Please feel free to invite your family and friends to service.

Location: Thorne Auditorium 375 E. Chicago Ave.

Date: Friday, March 30

Time: 7pm

Parking: Option 1: Erie Ontario Self Park Garage on 321 E. Erie St.
Cost: $10.25 for 12 hours

Tickets will be validated at the welcome table before and after service.

Option 2: Metered street parking around Northwestern Law School
Cost: $4/hour (pay at meter or via ParkChicago app)

Option 3: Check Spothero app for best deals in the area.

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31

We’re looking for volunteers to help us for the first annual Downtown Campus Easter Egg Hunt and Community Outreach event on Saturday, March 31.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the event please fill out this form.

Please also feel free to invite families you know to participate in the Easter egg hunt! We will have several egg hunts separated by age groups, face painting, and free family photos!  (Digital invite here)

Location: Seneca Playlot Park 220 E. Chicago Ave. (next to the fire station)

Time: 9-11am (volunteers needed from 8am)

Date: Saturday, March 31

 

Easter Sunday Service & Lunch

We’re looking forward to celebrating Easter together at our Downtown Campus! Please invite your friends, neighbors, family and coworkers to join us at service on Sunday, April 1 at 10am! (Digital invite here)

Children from ages 1 to 5th grade are invited to attend Beloved Kids Sunday School. Older children are welcome to attend Sunday service with their parents.

After service please join us for Easter lunch at Volare 201 E. Grand Ave. All COTB attendees are $15/person and children 6-15 are $5/person. All guests and children 5 and under are free!

Please RSVP for lunch so that we can have an accurate head count: bit.ly/cotbeasterlunch

If you have any questions please contact Joann, our Downtown Outreach Ministry Leader (joannjlee23@gmail.com).

College Retreat

April 6 - April 8
Cedar Lake Ministries

It’s that time of the year again! This is your first chance to sign-up for the 5th annual College Retreat!  We are very excited to offer this opportunity for you all to get away and devote some time to connect with the Lord while building bridges across different campuses. Hopefully life-long friendships are made in the process! The theme for this year is learning what it means to crave God’s presence and re-awaken our hunger for the Lord.

Early Registration is for the next week only at a discounted price of $50. Here is the link! It will go up to $65 after March 18th. Scholarships are available! We are committed to covering students with any degree of financial difficulty so DO NOT hesitate to reach out if you want to go!

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