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Judith Valente, on-air correspondent for national PBS-TV and contributing correspondent to Chicago Public Radio and NPR, will be the guest preacher at the First Congregational Church of Evanston on Sunday, May 9.  The service will be held at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 1445 Hinman Ave.  The public is invited to attend.

Ms. Valente, who also is an award-winning author and poet, is preaching as part of the First Congregational Church of Evanston’s “Distinguished Preachers” series.  In addition to her May 9 appearance, in June Valente and her husband, Charles Reynard, will conduct a workshop at the church about writing spiritual autobiographies. 

For more information, contact the church office at 847-864-8332 or visit