November 11, 2018 – Gratitude – Week 1 – Tammy Helfrich

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Autumn is in full swing and with the holidays approaching, Tammy Helfrich begins our short series reflecting on gratitude and living a grateful life. This weekend, we are invited to take time to recognize the gifts around us and cultivate a deeper sense of gratitude.

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November 4, 2018 – Not Like Me – Week 9 – Scott Hodge

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This weekend, Lead Pastor Scott Hodge brings our “Not Like Me” series to a close, and explores how we can continue our journey of truly becoming people who honor differences and celebrate our oneness.

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October 28, 2018 – Not Like Me – Week 8 – Scott Hodge & Anna Hammond

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Over the past 7 weeks we have covered a lot of ground in our “Not Like Me” series. This week we invited our Orchard tribe to ask the questions that have been stirred up throughout the series. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge and Anna Hammond collaborate to respond to these questions as we attempt to dive deeper still into understanding how to become compassionate stewards of the Kingdom of God to everyone around us.

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October 21, 2018 – Not Like Me – Week 7 – Scott Hodge

NLM TITLE CARDS2.002.jpegIn the seventh week of the series “Not Like Me”, Pastor Scott Hodge tackles the divisive topic of politics, and explains how a dualistic and polarized political system hinders wholeness and, in turn, the Kingdom of God. Through this exploration of our differences as well as our shared vision, we are challenged to let our politics be shaped by Jesus, not our Jesus be reshaped by our politics.

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October 7, 2018 – Not Like Me – Week 5 – Daniel White Hodge

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We continue our “Not Like Me” series by welcoming author, professor, and speaker, Dr. Daniel White Hodge. With 25 years of multi-ethnic & intercultural youth work experience, Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D., is a recognized urban youth culture expert & cultural literacy scholar. Dr. Hodge is the Associate Professor of Intercultural Communications at North Park University in Chicago where he chairs the Department of Communication Arts & is research lead for the Catalyst 606 program. His research interests are the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations. Daniel shares his powerful life story that is sure to challenge and inspire our hearts.

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September 23, 2018 – Not Like Me – Week 3 – Ryan Dowd & Scott Hodge

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Our series, “Not Like Me”, continues with a candid and practical conversation with special guest, Ryan Dowd. Ryan is the Executive Director of Aurora’s Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois, and the largest shelter outside of the city of Chicago. In this conversation, Ryan and Lead Pastor Scott Hodge, explore the topic of “Empathy” and how embracing relationships with people who are not like us involves tension, conflict, enrichment, and joy. Ryan explains how the “revolution is in the relationship” and we become more when we appreciate who we are in relation to others.

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August 5, 2018 – Summer Voices – Week 7 – Samuel Marks

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Our “Summer Voices” series continues with friends of the Orchard, Samuel and Lindsey Marks visiting to lead us in worship and Samuel sharing about the paradox of God being for us by being against us, as seen in this week’s Lectionary readings from 2 Samuel 11:11-13 and John 6:24-35.

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July 29, 2018 – Summer Voices – Week 6 – Jason Feffer

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This week, guest speaker Jason Feffer continues our “Summer Voices” series by showing us the power of letting go, like we see in the Genesis story of Abraham being called on by God to sacrifice his only son. Jason also guides us through a meditative spiritual practice that invites us release what we may be clinging to.

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