April 20, 2014: Easter Sunday

  Liturgists of the Day: Yuki Schwartz and John Volkening Preaching: Rev. Dan Dale Above: Santiago reads his “I Have a Dream Too” poem to open our Easter worship. Call to Worship One:    The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. One:    This is Godís doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. … [Read more…]

April 20, 2014: Easter Sunrise Service

Call to Worship (5:50 AM) O living God, This morning begins in darkness, This day dawns in quiet. Come God, arise! Bring forth the sun from its slumber, And Jesus from the tomb. Break forth the Holy Light. Greet us on this morning of mystery and hope. Lighting the Christ Candle Reader:    Christ is our … [Read more…]

Sign Up Today for Eco-Arts Camp

Our Eco-Arts Camp for children ages 4-12 will kick off June 16-20.The camp is based on the work of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai. We hope to provide a creative, fun, justice-oriented environment not only for our Wellington kiddos but also those in the neighborhood. We … [Read more…]

Come join the Women’s Retreat this weekend!

The Women’s Retreat is scheduled for Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 4, 2014. Congregational Life is planning a Saturday afternoon topic of discussion along with workshops and free time activities. The theme is “Food, Justice and Community.” Interested in attending? Call Donna Morris at 708.299.6413 or click here to email her.

Council Meeting — April 1, 2014

WAUCC Council Minutes 04-01-14 (click to download Word doc) Wellington Avenue UCC Church Council Meeting April 1, 2014 Present: Alli Baker (Associate Pastor), Kati Baruja (at-large), Kryss Chupp (notes), Dan Dale (Pastor), Randall Doubet-King (chair), Brenda Friedman (at-large), Colleen Harper (at-large), Craig Mousin (Worship), Chris Ramos (Congo Life), Jackie Rivet-River (Outreach), Susan Soric (Faith Ed) … [Read more…]

Strategic Planning Meeting

The next Strategic Planning meeting will take place Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon in the East Classroom at the church. Strategic Planning began in the fall of 2013 with a deep listening exercise. We have moved forward with conversations that defined core values, worked on a shared theological vocabulary, and assessed our … [Read more…]

March 30, 2014: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Darlene Dehne. Call to Lent from 23rd Psalm ONE:    With God as my Shepherd, I have everything I need. ALL:    God lets me rest in green pastures, leads me beside still waters, refreshes my soul and guides me in paths of righteousness. ONE:    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, … [Read more…]

Easter Services 2014

On April 20, the Easter Sunrise service begins at 5:45 a.m. at Montrose Beach, rain or shine, followed by our annual Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the church. Our Easter Worship Service and Communion will follow at 10:30 a.m. Sunrise Service directions: Take Montrose Avenue into Lincoln Park. Turn right at the Bait Shop … [Read more…]

Easter Sunrise Service 2014

On April 20, the Easter Sunrise service begins at 5:45 a.m. at Montrose Beach, rain or shine, followed by our annual Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. at the church. Our Easter Worship Service and Communion will follow at 10:30 a.m. Sunrise Service directions: Take Montrose Avenue into Lincoln Park. Turn right at the Bait Shop … [Read more…]

Good Friday 2014

On April 18, the Good Friday Walk for Justice begins at 12 p.m. at the northeast corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue. Wellington has a station at Station 2, titled “Condemned.”

Maundy Thursday 2014

Holy Week services begin April 17 with our Maundy Thursday Service of Tennebrae and Communion at 7 p.m. Plealse join us for a service of Holy Communion, scripture readings and music telling the story of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion and burial, accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of candles until the Christ candle is carried out of … [Read more…]

March 23, 2014: Third Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Jeni Fabian Call to Lent from Psalm 95 ONE:      O come, let us sing to God; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! ALL:      Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise! ONE:      For … [Read more…]

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 is held at 12 .m. on the first Thursday of each month at the … [Read more…]