Naperville church hosts Palestinian art exhibition
December 20, 2012 10:50PM
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:22AM
Our Saviours Lutheran, Naperville, will be one of three Chicago-area churches hosting an exhibition of Palestinian art, titled “Room for Hope,” from Jan. 7 through Feb. 4.
First Presbyterian, Evanston; and Grace Lutheran, River Forest, are the other two. Art works in the exhibit include paintings, photography and multi-mediums by both Christian and Muslim artists in Bethlehem and the surrounding region.
The exhibit is the result of a juried call for art from artists living in the West Bank, Gaza and part of Israel. Sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church, Bethlehem, Palestine, and the U.S. nonprofit organization, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the exhibit is part of a cultural initiative begun by the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church.
The exhibit will be available for viewing doing regular church hours. Each site is offering a special reception event, including Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Email email@example.com to learn more.
to focus on college debt
College graduates bear an average student loan debt of $26,700 and credit card debt of $2,800. These days, entering college freshmen need to plan for their finances as carefully as their dorm rooms. To help make sense of the financial maze, the Grace United Methodist Church Foundation is offering a free panel discussion, “Where Did the Money Go?,” for 16- to 25-year-olds from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 in Grace Church’s Fellowship Hall, 300 E. Gartner Road in Naperville.
Panelists include Janet Boryk, director of Planned Giving for Chicago’s United Methodist Foundation; Tom Miers, president of Naperville Bank and Trust; the Rev. Lynn Pries, North Central College chaplain; and Alice Wood, Wealth Watchers International founder and president.
Register online at www.peopleofgrace.org or call 630-355-1748.