Congregation News

Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ is an open and affirming Christian church with a focus on living our faith in action. Come and join us!

 

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The Spirituality of Justice Treasures of Lakeview! Week 1 of our “Deepening our Roots in Lakeview” Treasure Hunt was focused on finding the organizations, people and places that are committed to serving those who are the most vulnerable in our neighborhood. Our participants sent us photos of Lakeview Pantry, Panera Cares, the Center on Halsted, Howard Brown Health Center, the Brown Elephant, Bowtruss Coffee, The Night Ministry, Lakeview Lutheran Church, the Youth Empowerment Performance Project, Lakeview Presbyterian Church (Cafe Pride), Broadway United Methodist Church (Youth Lounge), Alderman Tom Tunney, and Deborah’s Place. Check out the video below to find our more about our neighbors:

Prayerful Action at Broadview Detention Center, 1930 Beach Street, Broadview, IL,. First Friday of each month. Please join us at 7:15 a.m. for the Interfaith Vigil on the sidewalk in front of the Center. If you are interested in joining those who pray with the deportees on the buses, contact Sara Wohlleb by email or at 773-293-2964.

We need 10 volunteers to serve at A Just Harvest. We will be partnering with St. Paul’s church to serve dinner at A Just Harvest, 7649 N Paulina St., in Rogers Park, from 5 to  p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Volunteers are headed up by Linda Patton, a former WAUCC member. We ask that each server please bring some some fruit with them if possible (10 to 20 apples, bananas, pears, etc.). Please contact the church office to sign up and answer any questions. Our regular time is the 5th Thursday of the month, which only amounts to 4 or 5 times a year.

Interested in becoming a BYC volunteer? Broadway Youth Center need volunteers Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12-3pm to support youth accessing BYC’s drop-in services. This is part of our Good Neighbor permit agreement with the Alderman’s office, as well as, our commitment to supporting the BYC. Good news: we have some pretty fierce hot pink vests for you to wear while you walk!Volunteers walk both sides of Wellington Avenue between Clark and Broadway, Waterloo Court and the alley behind the church. Volunteers are observers, not police, and have no authority to intervene in trouble. Please see the doodle schedule for open shifts: http://doodle.com/esef2hyf5xpsa6id. Contact Kylon Hooks by email  or call 773-540-5828 if you or someone you know might be interested in signing up.

Want more time for study and reflection about your faith and faith commitments? Join Wellington members, friends and guests who work in Chicago’s downtown Loop area for a monthly study, guided by the Living the Questions DVD series. The Loop Study happens at 12 p.m. (usually) on the first Thursday of the month at the downtown DePaul University campus, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., in Suite 850. Bring a brown-bag lunch and a friend for a workday hour of reflection and study! Come join us in the sanctuary for the video and discussion! Email  Yuki Schwartz for more information, or to get a copy of the discussion guide for each episode in the series.

Fair Trade Coffee is always on sale each week during coffee hour after church on Sundays. You can’t beat the price and the great taste! All coffee is $9 per 12 oz. bag.

Collection of clothing and food for immigrants released from detention. Please bring in your gently used sweatpants and sweatshirts, and non-perishable food for distribution to immigrants recently released from detention through the Post-Detention Accompaniment Network. Place your items in the box in the narthex.