A Just Harvest 11th Annual Awards Banquet & Benefit

A Just Harvest’s annual benefit and banquet that honors the work and contributions of its volunteers and partner organizations will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Galleria Marchetti. The event begins at 5 p.m. with an evening of cocktails and dinner while learning about the work of A Just Harvest, whose community that … [Read more…]

2014 Chicago CROP Hunger Walk

Register online for this year’s 2014 Chicago CROP Hunger Walk, to help end hunger one step at a time. This year’s CROP walk will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, with registration and entertainment, followed by a step-off ceremony  at 2 p.m. and a “welcome back” ceremony at 4:30 p.m. According to its … [Read more…]

Immigrant Welcoming Congregations Interfaith Gathering

The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin American invites you to this year’s Immigrant Welcoming Congregations Interfaith Gathering, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. This interfaith celebration of immigrant justice is inspired by the Jewish tradition of Sukkot (The Festival of the Tabernacles), where participants will recall our spiritual ancestors who sojourned in the wilderness. The gathering … [Read more…]

2014 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon is Sept. 28

The Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America is hosting its 27th annual Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon. This year, Pedal for Peace will raise funds for people-to-people projects supporting health, education, and community organizing in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras! Funds also support advocacy efforts for social justice and peace in Latin America and … [Read more…]

Worship @WAUCC: August 24, 2014

Worship leader: Hannah Campbell Gustafson Call to Worship One: We are here today because of God that calls us into community Many: God calls us into connection and care. One: We follow a God who is active in our world today Many: And who calls us to be active in our world in ways that … [Read more…]

This is My Story: A Photographic Exploration of Chicago by the H.E.L.L.O Homeless and Formerly Homeless Youth Activism Group

H.E.L.L.O (Homeless Experts Living Life’s Obstacles) is an advocacy group for homeless and formerly homeless youth aged 14-24, that meets at Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ (WAUCC), 615 W. Wellington Avenue, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Staffed by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless’ Youth Attorney Beth Cunningham, Policy Specialist Jennifer Cushman and WAUCC Youth … [Read more…]

Living the Questions Loop Study

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. on the first Thursday of the month (usually) at the … [Read more…]

Betty Benson 2014

What: Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ will honor the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement, members of the Council, and its chairman, Poet /Activist Barney Bush, at the 8th Annual Elizabeth I. Benson Award. The evening is free and open to the public. It will include music, film, poetry readings by Barney Bush and a light meal. The … [Read more…]

Worship @Wellington: August 10, 2014

Worship leader: Yuki Schwartz Call to Worship One:    O Thank God! Pray to God by name! Tell everyone you meet what God has done! ALL:    Even if we kept silent, these stones would shout out! One:    Sing God songs, belt out hymns, translate God’s wonders into music! Honor God’s holy name with Hallelujahs, you who … [Read more…]

Worship @Wellington: August 3, 2014

Worship leader: John Volkening Call to Worship: One: God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. ALL: God is good to all, and God’s compassion is over all that God has made. One: God upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. ALL: The eyes … [Read more…]

Elizabeth I. Benson 2014 Award SPONSORS

2014 SPONSORS Thank you to this year’s sponsors!  Click the link on the images below to access each sponsor’s website.  If you are interested in supporting this year’s event, click here for information on how to become a sponsor. Animals of the Hills and Valleys ($1,000 and up)   Birds of the Sky ($500 to $1000) Elaine … [Read more…]