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Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief, Oct 8

The Alliance

Dear Cornerstone Family,

We are not an isolated church community. We are part of the Alliance. On the other side of this note (see attached), there is a letter from Javier Gómez, superintendent of the C&MA Puerto Rico District. There are 63 C&MA churches in Puerto Rico, some large, some small like Cornerstone. Some have been slightly damaged, some devastated. Many (53 out of 63) could not be reached by the superintendent as of several days ago, because power is out and cell phone and landline communications is spotty.

Under those circumstances, it will be difficult to get direct aid to individual churches (like the home church of Karla and Guillermo). However, the Alliance has set up a donation site for contributions to be distributed to the island and the C&MA Puerto Rico District through the Alliance.

Next Sunday, October 8th, we will take a special Cornerstone C&MA Puerto Rico relief offering. Cornerstone—as a church—will forward the collection to the C&MA Puerto Rico relief fund. Please use the attached envelope marked C&MA PR and drop it in the offering. (Those of you who use Cornerstone online giving, Margarita has set that up a separate “drop down” selection for C&MA Puerto Rico relief.)

Our Houston friends (Jo Jo Sanchez and family) were spared and the Houston and Florida communities, while devastated, have resources our Puerto Rican families do not have. This is extraordinary giving, outside of our regular Cornerstone giving. We are a little church. Our donations may be just a drop in the bucket. But we can be part of the rain of relief God sends to his beloved people. Pray. Be prepared next Sunday. We help our brothers and sisters as best we can.

The Scriptures tell us that when the Jerusalem church was in need, believers beyond Judea gathered sacrificially what they could for relief of other believers. So should we at this time.

The Cornerstone Elders,
Pastor Robinson, Hans, Mike, and Bob

Cornerstone services during the Chicago Marathon, Oct 8

This Sunday, thousands of people will be in and about Chicago to run the Chicago Marathon. As a result, there will be a number of road closures and transportation changes that may impact your travels to our worship services.

We meet at the Joslin campus of Perspectives Charter School (1930 S. Archer Ave.) with service beginning at 9:30 am. Here are a couple of links where you may find pertinent details on parking and road closures.

If you haven't been with us in a while, please come join us in worship as Pastor Robinson preaches on the book of Matthews and sing to the Lord as one body.

Men's Ministry: White Sox, Sept 8

Come and join us for a Friday night out at a White Sox baseball game! Enjoy some "peanuts and Cracker Jacks" and fellowship with the guys. There will be a pre-game parade celebrating "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day," post-game fireworks, as well as a free White Sox Irish flat cap for those in attendance. The parade starts early with the actual game starting at 7:10 PM. Pricing for decent upper level seats are approx. $20 dollars. Youth boys are welcome to attend as well as any friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Please contact Eric, or use the sign-up sheet to RSVP.

Church Lunch - International Pasta Day, Sept 3

Church Lunch - International Pasta Day, Sept 3

Let’s celebrate International Pasta Day! Whether it’s Italian, Chinese, American, or anything else, please sign up to bring a dish for our church lunch. We will need main dishes, side dishes and desserts enough for 15-20 people. Contact Jaci Yeo with any questions.

Men’s Ministry Second Saturday Boating on Busse Lake, 8/12

Men’s Ministry Second Saturday Boating on Busse Lake, 8/12

The men are going on a boating excursion out on serene Busse Lake in Elk Grove Saturday, August 12. We will meet at the Busse Boathouse at 10 AM located near E. Higgins Rd. & I-290. From there we will hit the lake for two hours in the boat rental of your choice (i.e., row boat, kayak, tandem kayak, and canoe.)

Afterwards we will grab lunch at nearby Meatheads in Schaumburg. RSVP by Thursday, August 10, if you want to attend. For more info, visit Boating - The Forest Preserve District of Cook County or contact Eric.


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