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First Wednesday Fellowship

In-person and Live-Streaming
First Wednesday Fellowship!

Be part of our newest outreach ministry: First Wednesday Fellowship.
First Wednesday of Every Month
12:30 p.m. Coffee and Dessert
1:00 p.m. Presentation

Starting March 1

Join us every first Wednesday for First Wednesday Fellowship, an opportunity to get together, share a cup of coffee and a sweet, and (oh my goodness) possibly learn something! Our programs are open to all members of the community and there is no charge to attend. Invite your friends & neighbors!

See below for a list of all our upcoming presentations!

If you can't join us in-person, you can find us on Zoom or Facebook Live.
Click here for the Zoom Link!
dial in from your phone (312) 626-6799
and use Meeting ID: 890 3597 3007 and Passcode: 595624

or, if Zoom is not your thing,
click here to access via Facebook Live!

View the archived version on Youtube after the program has ended! Find our YouTube archive by clicking HERE!!

Upcoming Programs

March 1
WildFlower Preservation and Propagation Committee
Chris Hall will talk about the benefits of native plants and the W.P.P.C's mentoring program which is available to residents of McHenry County who would like to establish a wildflower garden in their yard.
April 5
Hidden Memory: An American World War 2 Story
Anne Shimojima, the granddaughter of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in a concentration camp in the western U.S. This was originally presented as a Harper Community College RAP program.
See preview video below!
May 3
Audubon Society
Bird Migration and bird identification will be discussed. If you would like to become a more skilled birdwatcher this program is for you.
June 6
Gospel Distinctions: Why Are There Four Gospels?
When you read the first four New Testament books carefully, you’ll notice obvious differences. Why the differences? Join us as we explore Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and why their stories about Jesus are similar, yet so different.
July 5
Vampires: From Ancient Bogeyman to Romantic Heroes
Throughout time the vampire has been both the sum of all of our fears and the perfect scape goat, but has retained an allure that has carried his popularity across centuries. Laura Enright, author of books such as Vampires Most Wanted the Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Bitters examines the evolution of the vampire myth in literature and media and how an ancient bogeyman, by turns, has become a romantic figure, super hero and even a teen dream. Laura is a member of the Chicago Writers Association speakers' bureau.
August 2
This Land is Your Land, the Folksongs of Woody Guthrie: a musical performance, (guitar and vocal), and spoken commentary.
The program includes two singalongs. Presented by Bucky Halker, an Illinois Humanities council "Road Scholar". Bucky was instrumental in the founding of the I.H.C. which makes programs like this available to organizations like ours on a no charge basis

Hidden Memories

A preview of our April 5 First Wednesday Fellowship Presentation!