News from the Pews

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Suicide prevention lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7


National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Treatment referral and information, 24/7


Disaster Distress Helpline


Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Health Services Administration


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Support groups for those affected by suicide


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Face to face and online support groups directory searchable by state


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Chicago

(312) 563-0445

NAMI Cook County North Suburban
(847) 716-2252



Chicago Area Service Office/Area
(312) 346-1475


Al-Anon & Al-ATeen

(312) 850-0949


Free Estate Planning Seminar

12:00 Noon Sunday, April 7, 2024 Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church Stewardship involves caring for our own selves and our resources in a way that pleases God and provides for our families. On Sunday, April 7, right after worship, we will offer a seminar covering the basics of estate planning.  Led by C-W member Elizabeth Brown, Attorney at...

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On Pentecost Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate this holy day with symbols of flames, a dove and wind to signify the power and hope of the Holy Spirit throughout the Church. Pentecost comes 10 days after the Ascension of Christ, and it occurs 50 days after Easter. The English word “Pentecost” is translated from the Greek work...

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When Christ’s work becomes our work By Kevin Scott Fleming | Presbyterians Today Reprinted from the April/May 2018 issue of Presbyterians Today The Ascension of the Lord has never been an important event on the Presbyterian church calendar. But perhaps it should be, as there are things we can learn from it. The story of Jesus ascending into...

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Trinity Sunday: Unfathomable Mystery

Unlike other festivals in the church’s liturgical calendar, Trinity Sunday centers on a doctrine of the church, rather than an event. It celebrates the unfathomable mystery of God’s being as Holy Trinity. It is a day of adoration and praise of the one, eternal, incomprehensible God. Trinity Sunday, in a sense, synthesizes all we...

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