ONE Northside invites Wellington to 1st Convention May 4

Wellington Avenue UCC members and friends are invited to join hundreds justice-seekers from northeast Chicago neighborhoods at ONE Northside’s inaugural convention, “Building Power, Demanding Justice,” 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway. Community members from Rogers Park to Lincoln Park will come together at the convention to make … [Read more…]

March 16, 2014: Second Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Myrla Baldonado Call to Lent (from Psalm 121) ONE:    I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? ALL:    My help comes from God, who made heaven and earth ONE:    He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber … [Read more…]

Wellington Youth Bring Worship to Betty

The Wellington Sunday School took worship on Sunday, March 9, 2014, to Betty Benson.It was a time of joy and celebration, with songs and liturgy written by the children with the help of Sunday school teachers Amy Green and Craig Mousin. Faith Education Chair Susan Soric was in attendance, along with associate minister and director … [Read more…]

Sandwich Me In to Support BYC

Sandwich Me In, a quick-serve sandwich shop at 3037 N Clark, will donate 10% of its sales on Sunday, March 16, to Wellington Avenue UCC building partner Broadway Youth Center, as part of its efforts to reach out to the community and support its neighbors. Sandwich Me In uses local meats and fresh produce in … [Read more…]

March 9, 2014: First Sunday of Lent

Liturgist of the Day: Susan Soric Call to Lent from Psalm 119 ONE:    Blessed are those who have made peace with the past—
with all they have done and left undone. ALL:    Blessed are those who have found the courage to inventory their failings and missteps, who know their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. ONE:    Blessed are those … [Read more…]

March 5: Ash Wednesday

Call to Lent Joel 2:1-2, 12-17a Leader 1: Sound the trumpet, give the alarm on my holy mountain!  Let everyone tremble in fear because the day of God is  upon us. Leader 2: It is a day of darkness and gloom, a day of thick clouds with little light. Suddenly, like the dawn spreading across … [Read more…]

March 2, 2014: Transfiguration Sunday

Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 Preaching: Alli Baker Click here to download a PDF of the sermon) “I love how the story starts—no context, nothing. All we get is “and six days later, Jesus takes three guys up on a mountain to be alone with them, TOTALLY NORMAL, NOTHING TO SEE HERE… then BAM Jesus is … [Read more…]

Tickets on Sale Now for El Pueblo Canta Concert

Chicago bands Los Vicios de Papá, Quinto de Imperial and VOICES will headline the 6th annual El Pueblo Canta concert, a celebration supporting the work of Chicago-area immigrant justice organizations. The April 5 concert will be held at a new location this year, Central Spanish Baptist Church, 4401 W Irving Park in Chicago. The trio … [Read more…]

BYC, Wellington Celebrate Permit Approval

The Broadway Youth Center and its community partners celebrated the city’s approval of a special-use permit allowing the center to remain at Wellington Avenue UCC. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-0 in January to allow BYC to offer services in this location. BYC’s celebration on Feb. 11 included food, music an personal storytelling, with … [Read more…]