Worship @Wellington: July 27, 2014

Worship leader: Yuki Schwartz Call to Worship (inspired by Psalm 105, adapted from “A Psalm on Naming God”by Miriam Therese Winter) One: O give thanks to God, and call on God by name, and make known God’s deeds among the people. ALL: Encircling One, Who encircles all in a love that lasts forever One: Breasted … [Read more…]

Worship @Wellington: July 20, 2014

Liturgist of the Day: Jason Green Call to Worship ALL:    And in the End ONE:    The love you get ALL:    Is equal to the love you give. Prayer of Confession God, we recognize that our own judgments and biases prevent us from recognizing the weeds in Your fields. We pray for the patience not to … [Read more…]

About the Five Sacred Colors of Corn Poster

For thousands of years, the vital staple of corn has been grown and celebrated by the indigenous peoples of Mexico and North America.  Sacred rituals have connected the planting and harvesting of “maize” to weather, the gods, and the seasons, demonstrating the interwoven relationship between the people and the cycles of nature.  The sustaining seeds … [Read more…]

About Elizabeth I. (Betty) Benson

“It is important for people to keep going as long as they can in trying to improve society in whatever way possible” – Betty Benson Betty Benson was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 15, 1916, and raised by her maternal grandmother. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she lived in France and … [Read more…]

About Barney Bush

Barney Bush is easily one of Native American’s most outspoken and loved advocates of the Native American experience. He grew up in Karber’s Ridge in Hardin County, Illinois, the area that encompasses High Knob and the hollows that have become known as the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement. Barney’s writing about the destruction of earth, water, … [Read more…]

About the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement

In the latter part of the 19th century, the Shawnee endured persecution from the colonial militia from Ohio whose goal was to take ancestral lands from the Shawnee who lived in and depended upon the hills and valleys in southern Illinois. Today, the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement, located in southern Illinois, is working to buy … [Read more…]

Come Hear VOICES and Help Support Sarab

Support Sarab in her last year of school! Wellington music director Chris Inserra will perform in the Loyola Iraqi Student Project’s Summer Benefit Concert Saturday, July 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. Gertrude Catholic Church Social H all, 1401 W Granville, on the southwest corner of Granville and Glenwood in Edgewater. Sarab … [Read more…]

Poem: A Bench on Wellington

(“A Bench on Wellington” was created during worship on July 6, 2014, by Sunday’s liturgist Brenda Van Halsema Friedman together with the people in attendance at Sunday morning worship. It commemorates the bench at sits in front of the church, which was created by Wellington minister of liturgical art John G. Volkening and participants of … [Read more…]

Wellington Retreat Registration: Sept 5-7 Tower Hill!

Join us for a great weekend of fellowship! Cost of full weekend: Discount for early registration AND payment by August 17th: $105 per adult, $65 children 5 -18yrs. (under 5 are FREE) Aug 18th and later: $130 per Adult $70 per child. Questions: contact Donna by email or by phone at 708-299-6413 One night only … [Read more…]

Wellington Youth Become “Seeds of Change” at Eco-Arts Camp

By Alli Baker, Associate Minister, Youth & Families This year Wellington hosted its first ever Eco-Arts Summer Camp! Throughout the week of June 16-20, children ages 4-12 learned about Wangari Maathai and the importance of respecting and caring for the Earth. With Wangari’s story as our inspiration, our little grassroots people spent time talking about … [Read more…]

Wellington/Waterloo Block Party

Join our Wellington/Waterloo neighbors at this year’s Block Party! As we begin to define what it means to “deepen our roots in the neighborhood,” building relationships with our church’s neighbors is an important next step. Suggested donation for the event is $15 per family or $10 per person. There will be drinks and meats, baby … [Read more…]