Adult Education Opportunities


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To view the current Adult Education (via Zoom) class descriptions and to sign up click here.

To view a history of all of the Adult Education classes that have been offered at Our Saviour's from Fall 2009 to Summer 2017, click here



Adult Ministry and Activities

"With a long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."
–Psalm 91:16

For more information regarding Our Saviour's Adult Ministries, contact the Adult Ministry Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-255-8700, ext 233.

Current Adult Ministry News

Adult Ministries (for women and men)

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 New Age Connection 

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New Age Connection is a group for all adults who are approaching or in the midst of a new age of life (whether it be the 2nd or 3rd phase) and are looking forward to what’s to come! Join us for off-site activities such as: theater outings, wine tastings, outdoor concerts, sporting events and more, and for on-site activities and events including: Soup Surprise and White Elephant Bingo; Summer Picnic;, Matinee movies with discussion; Luncheons with guest entertainers, and more! Information on upcoming events can be found by clicking the Current Adult Ministry News links (shown above), or on the Adult Ministry board located outside of the Fellowship Hall.



Let's Go to the Movies!

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, this group meets for a matinee movie at a local theater. On the Thursday prior, the theater, movie title, and showtime are posted on the Adult Ministry board located outside of the Fellowship Hall, or you can call the church office for the information. 


Craft Connection

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Do you like to crafts? Do you like being creative? Do you like snacks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this group is for you! We currently meet once per season in the afternoon and evening (you choose whichever time is more convenient for you) to do a craft together. All the crafts we do can be done by anyone! All levels are welcome!


Lunch, Laughs, and Service

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This fun group meets about every other month to share lunch, laughs and their time and talents to live beyond our walls by doing different types of service projects that help others in our community and all over the world. Some examples of past service projects include: handmade cards for our Military ministry to take to patients at Hines Veterans Hospital, no sew blankets for LSSI’s Foster Care program, tying quilts and packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief and ripping and rolling bandages for Global Health Ministries. 


Chair Exercise

Chair Yoga
If you can breathe, you can do chair yoga! Inhale, exhale, stretch and bend as you release your stress with this yoga practice! This class is done seated and/or standing up, holding onto your chair. You do not have to go down to the floor. You will notice improved flexibility and increased mobility of stiff joints. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. This is a drop-in class; no registration or prior experience is required.  Wear comfortable clothes (the class is usually done without shoes) and bring a water bottle.  Mats are provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer. A $3 free-will offering is suggested for each class. Chair Yoga meets from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesdays–check the church calendar! Contact Lois Nelson for more information about Chair Yoga, 847-255-8700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sit and Be Fit
This fun, low impact class will keep your muscles and joints moving. It will incorporate chair exercises that will help make your everyday activities easier. You will work on posture and core strength as well as muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, coordination, circulation and reaction time, all while sitting in or standing next to your chair. Come join this fun class! This is a drop-in class; no registration or prior experience is required. Wear comfortable clothes. Gym shoes are preferred. Bring a water bottle. A $3 free-will offering is suggested for each class. Sit and Be Fit meets from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursdays–check the church calendar! Contact Lois Nelson for more information about Chair Yoga, 847-255-8700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pastoral Care Ministry

Pastoral Care Ministry is wide-ranging in its work, and includes helping members through visitation in homes, hospitals, phone contacts, or through referrals. Weekly visitation schedules are prepared so the Pastors and several lay visitors bring care and concern to those persons who are ill, hospitalized, or who may not be able to participate in the full life of the church. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 847-255-8700, ext. 225.


Women's Activities

Women of the ELCA Circles

welcaWomen's Circle Meetings gather monthly and include Bible study, service opportunities, prayer, fellowship, advocacy, and spiritual growth. New members are always welcome! On-site child care in the church nursery is available only during Tuesday Morning Circle. All Circles meet at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Click here to view a detailed explantion of the purpose and activities of Our Saviour's various W/ELCA Circles.

  • Sunday Morning Circle, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Monday Afternoon Circle, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday Morning Circle, 9:15 - 11:30 am
  • Tuesday Evening Circle, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday Morning Circle, 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Thursday Evening Circle, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

All women of the congregation – and friends – are invited to three annual events: the Christmas Luncheon in December, the Retreat in February, and the Spring Dinner in May.


Annual OSLC Women's Retreat

2013 Annual Retreat


Quilting Circle

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In conjunction with Lutheran World Relief, this is a group of women who gather twice a month to design, create and assemble quilts made mostly from donated fabric from the congregation. The quilts distributed worldwide to those in greatest need.


Christian Service Circle

In response to the great need worldwide, this group of women gathers monthly to assemble school kits, health kits, and prison kits for people in need throughout the world.


Women's Fellowship and Bible Study

Page Turners Book Discussion

A group of women meet the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm for a book discussion. The books may, or may not, be spiritually-based, but they're all fascinating reads that are sure to invite thoughtful discussion. (Page Turners meets on Mondays, but due to Covid-19 and gathering restrictions, our meeting time and location may be subject to change.) 


Celebrate the Journey

This group of women meets the second Saturday of each month, September through May, from 9:15 to 10:30am at church. Women of all ages are invited to experience the benefits of a small group that uses selected books as a springboard to discussion and spiritual growth.


Women at the Well

We meet at church on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 to 10:00am to discuss certain books in the Bible to gain further insight and wisdom in a friendly group setting. All women are welcome. Bring your Bible and coffee mug!


Men's Fellowship and Bible Study

Men's Fellowship

Men's Bible Fellowship meets at Our Saviour's on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 am for a light breakfast and fellowship (September through May). Beginning on Saturday, September 16, 2017, each session will include a study of "Wild Man to Wise Man". Men often have few guides to lead them on their spiritual journey, but they still do long for guides and mentors. Please join in the discussion! For more information, contact Bruce Cruz at 847-255-3508.


Men's Bible Study

Beginning in September the Men's Bible Study meets at Our Saviour's the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 am (September through May).  This year the video study will focus on "Reading Biblical Literature, Genesis to Revelation" by Prof. Craig R. Koester, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary. The first meeting will be on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  

Prof. Koester is known for interweaving the study of biblical texts with their impact on art, literature, and music. All participants will get a chance to ponder, reflect, offer thoughts and questions, and learn together, thereby renewing our understanding and experience of Christian community within our wider world. 

All men are welcome, first-timers or veteran. These occasions are an opportunity to make new friendships and renew old ones. For more information, please contact Dan Wertz at 847-398-7755.



Adult Social Opportunities

Adult Mixed Bowling

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The Mixed Bowling League bowls the third Saturday of each month at a local bowling alley. It is a great activity for fellowship in a friendly and fun and relaxed setting. If you wish to join the Our Saviour's Bowling League, please contact the Congregational Operations Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bridge Group

The Bridge Group meets on a Friday night for a game of bridge and fellowship.