Christmas Eve 2014

Join us for a Service of Lessons and Carols, a wonderful candlelight service for family, out of town guests, and friends. It will be a meaningful evening to hear Christmas scriptures and join in singing traditional carols. When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. Where: Wellington Avenue UCC sanctuary, 615 W. Wellington, in Lakeview.

Blue Christmas 2014

Join us for our Blue Christmas Service: a service of worship designed for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation and grief throughout the Advent season. In this service we remember those for whom the holidays are not joyful; they are lonely, feeling alienated and cast apart from family celebrations; experiencing depression and sadness and yet … [Read more…]

Work Day

Come help make some repairs and do some maintenance on our building. When: Saturday, January 10, 2015. Call Kathy at in the office at 773.935.0642 to let her know you are coming.

Advent Wreath Making

What: Advent Wreath Making Party! When: Two dates! NOV. 30TH: We will have materials available during coffee hour for those who would like to make their own Advent wreath and have it ready for this first Sunday in Advent. DEC. 7TH: We will have all wreath-making materials available, as well as items for sale by … [Read more…]

Make your 2015 Pledge

Were you there at Wellington Way on Nov. 9? Even if you weren’t, you can still make your pledge of talent, time and financial support to our community. Click here to download the 2015 Pledge card, and fill out the different ways you can make a difference in the life of Wellington this year. After … [Read more…]

Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview: Transformative Worship

One of the strategic priorities our community has identified this year is transformative worship. What does this mean? While this will mean something different for everyone, transformative worship at its heart means any place where you experience, either by yourself or with others, the experience of God/the divine. While this usually happens in a house … [Read more…]

Ecclesiastical Council for Susan Soric

What: Ecclesiastical Council for Susan Soric. What is that? An ecclesiastical council is the next-to-last step in a candidate for ordination’s journey toward ordained ministry. As part of the discernment process for ordained ministry, the candidate writes a paper that summarizes her theology and understanding of UCC polity. At the ecclesiastical council, the candidate meets … [Read more…]

Donate clothes for immigrants

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.

Faith Study in the Loop

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 … [Read more…]

Become a BYC Volunteer

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 … [Read more…]


Did you miss Nino and the Magical Holiday Adventure?  Zoppé, a 7th generation, nationally renowned, Italian circus family, presented a unique holiday circus, featuring trapeze artists, Nino the Clown, magic, juggling, Papa Noel, and much more, inside our church sanctuary in two shows on Dec. 13, 2014. Folks packed the sanctuary for the shows and … [Read more…]

Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview: The Earth

The focus of the second week of our “Deepening our Roots in Lakeview” Treasure Hunt was the Earth. Valuing the Earth is one our church’s core values, and it means that we believe that the Earth is not a resource to be used or destroyed, but a living partner. Or, as we say in our … [Read more…]

We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt: Deepening our Roots in Lakeview

At Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, we value: prophetic action, a spirituality of justice, the diversity of the human family, transformative worship, equality and accountability, caring for one another, and the Earth. With these values in mind, we have identified five strategic priorities that we hope to live into over the next 3-5 years. … [Read more…]

Sarab on Different Drummers

Sarab Shada, a member of VOICES and friend of Wellington who has sung with the Wellington choir, was on Different Drummers recently. Watch her interview below: