Empowerment Church: Summer of More

*Excerpt taken from Empowerment Family article*

What On Earth I Am Here???….

Empowerment Family,

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Ever wondered what your purpose is? It’s more common than you think and tonight for bible study we are digging deeper into our conversation about what God desires from us and what God desires for us! 

This past weekend one of our associate ministers, Antoine Simmons brought a powerful sermon about letting go of our past in order to see how God is working in our present and so that we can reach all that God has for us in our future. There are parts of life where we have the choice where we can either hold on to what hurts us and what has hurt us or we can reach for the One who can help us (God).

I’m so excited about the remaining weeks in this Summer of More series. Make plans to join us on Thursday nights @ 7pm and Sundays @ 10am and if you can’t make it, you can catch our livestream.

God is calling all of us to step out of our comfort zone, to trust His ability to work through our lives, and experience an empowered life through Him and His power.

Don’t forget this Saturday our street team is going back out and this time we are hitting North Riverside Mall. Each week our team is out meeting, greeting, and praying with people. If you don’t already have plans you should make plans to hang with us beginning @ 2pm as spread love, encouragement, and information about who we are as a church.

Don’t forget that you never know whose life will be changed because you took the time to extend an invitation. 

Pray that God would place the person on your heart that you are supposed to bring to church with you this week and then take a moment to invite them to join you.

See You Soon! 

Pastor Teddy
Lead Pastor

June Events for the Maywood Public Library

Maywood Public Library has a host of events and youth programming for the month of June, check it all out below!

Wellness Wizards

The Wellness Wizards will meet at the Maywood Public Library District from June 2nd through July 21st on Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 pm. This is a program for kids from 3rd through 5th grade which will involve outdoor games, educational activities, and healthy snacks. People who are interested in this event must complete a registration form available in the Youth Services Department of the Library. Parental consent is required. This program is free.

Summer Program for Kids

Get in the Game and READ! The Maywood Public Library District’s Summer Program will take place from June 6th through July 13th. Kids will be able to develop their skills, drop in for shared reading, treasure hunts, board games, raffles and prizes. For more information, please visit the Youth Services Department on the second floor of the Library.

The Conflict in Syria

On Monday, June 27th, from 5:00-6:30 pm, the Maywood Public Library District will show Five Years of Conflict in Syria: The Road Ahead, a film produced by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. This film shows a panel discussion of the situation in Syria that has now lasted for 5 years.

Eating Healthy During the Summer

Whitney A. Henderson, Nurse Practitioner and Community Outreach Nurse of the Loyola University of Chicago and of the School-Based Health Center at Proviso East High School, will visit the Maywood Public Library District on Monday, June 13th, from 2:00-3:00 pm, to instruct people on healthy eating habits. Henderson states that practicing healthy eating habits can help people feel good about themselves, while giving them the energy they need for their daily activities.  It can also help people maintain a healthy weight, while preventing diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  Old habits may have to be changed, but eating well may be a lot easier than one realizes.