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What to Expect in a Group

You’ve probably heard about groups in our services; maybe you’ve known folks who casually refer to their ‘small group,’ but it feels mysterious, kind of undefined, and even risky. As a...
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Elder Selection Update: 2024 Candidate Affirmation

Last fall, we began our Elder Selection Process to seek out qualified individuals to join the Elder Board later this year. After a thorough and prayerful vetting process, which included more than 100...
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Willow Chicago Update

Willow community,  It grieves us to share that we will be closing our Willow Chicago location on February 25. God has been faithful to our church and has used our Willow Chicago location to make a...
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School, bus stops, and God’s strength

School started for my kids this week. We have reset routines, moving from the lazy, alarm-less days of summer to setting alarms, getting dressed, and leaving for school by 7 a.m. This morning I got...
Link to the <strong>Elder Selection Update: 2023 Candidate Affirmation</strong> post

Elder Selection Update: 2023 Candidate Affirmation

A few months ago, we began our Elder Selection Process to seek out qualified individuals to join the Elder Board later this year. After a thorough vetting process including more than 100 candidates,...
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Why Serving is Good for your Mental Health

We know that others benefit when you volunteer, but did you know you could, too? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), volunteering can help you reduce stress, increase...
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Three Tips to Move Through Depression

Depression, whether chemical, seasonal, or situational, can keep you from enjoying the fullness of life. Thankfully, hope is possible. According to the National Mental Health Association, more than...
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The life-giving joy of getting involved

I enjoy exercising. I have exercised regularly for years. I feel better when I exercise. I’m happier; I’m not as anxious; I am more alert and awake to do the other things I love.  We know...
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A Whole Different Sound

What would it look like if we chose to live counter to the social norms and we went out of our way to live mercy as Jesus did?