It’s not too late to be praying for Muslims during Ramadan as part of the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World! Pick up a copy of the Muslim World Prayer Guide to pray daily for different Muslim countries and people groups. The guide offers daily prayers and information, coinciding with the annual Muslim period of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan, which runs May 6 through June 4 this year. Copies are available outside the Sanctuary and at the front desk. Join with Christians around the world as we seek God, asking Him to bring the light of Jesus Christ and hope of His atonement to the whole world. We are in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in 14 centuries of Muslim-Christian interaction. More than 80% of all the Muslim movements to Christ in history have occurred in the past two to three decades, a time period that coincides with the modern prayer movement for Muslims.
FPCE member Verna Todd spent a year photographing the strength and beauty that God reveals in a single amaryllis. From May 30 through June 30, this work will be on view at Perspective Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave., just a block south of the church. The opening is June 1 from 5 to 7 pm, and Verna will talk about the work on June 20 at 7 pm. Regular gallery hours are 12 to 6 Thursdays through Saturdays, and 12 to 5 Sundays. All proceeds will go to our sister church in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Curt’s North Pizza, 2922 Central Ave. in Evanston, will host a PopUp Pizza for Good event Sunday, June 9, to raise support for FPCE’s Souper Saturday soup kitchen ministry. Seatings will take place at 5, 6:30, and 8 pm. For details and to reserve a seat ahead of time, visit https://firstpresevanston.org/events. The cost is $20 per person ($10 for kids) for pizza, salad, old-time soda fountain drinks and dessert.
Please pray for the Bengali Muslims of Bangladesh. The Bible was translated into Bengali by William Carey in 1809; pray for the spread of the Gospel and for hearts to be open to God’s generous gift of Jesus Christ. Pray for peace in their region, wise government and freedom of religion. Pray for discipleship resources, strong fellowship, and courage among the growing number of Muslim-background believers in the face of persecution.