Coal Ash Stories Community Forum and Documentary Screenings

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What: Coal Ash Stories (documentary screenings)  When: 7 p.m. Monday, June 29 Hosted by: Eco-Justice Collaborative with The Illinois Chapter of Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Working Films Coal ash, our country’s second largest waste stream, is the waste material left after coal is burned.  It contains arsenic, mercury, lead, and over a dozen other heavy metals, many of … [Read more…]

2015 Retreat

Who do we think we are? Who do we say that we are? At this year’s retreat, participants will tackle the question that Jesus asks in Mark 8:27, “Who do people say that I am?” and apply it to ourselves. Working with our strategic planning documents, we’ll edit our three-year plan down to some manageable goals to … [Read more…]

Tell Sen. Kirk to Support Protections for Migrant Children

Help the Chicago Religious Leadership Network in its fight to maintain protections for migrant children! The Immigrant Welcoming Congregations are asking all congressional representatives from Illinois to stand firm in maintaining legal protections for migrant children, to ensure they see a day in court.  Our current focus is Sen. Mark Kirk. CRLN met with his office recently, and … [Read more…]

Queer Conversation Series: Trans 101

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This year for Pride Month, we’ll be talking about the T in LGBT with Trans 101, a discussion series to learn about the issues that trans people face, the policing of trans youth, and what support and solidarity with them looks like. The series will be in three parts: June 10: Trans 101: What’s the “T”? What’s the T … [Read more…]

Meet Our New Members for 2015!

Welcome new members! Pictured here (from left): Co-Pastor Alli Baker, Elaine Klemen, and new members: Calvin Curtis, Matt Elwell, Richard Ring, Em Jacoby (holding Stella), Brian Klassen, with Pastor Dan Dale in the back.

On Pentecost Sunday, Wellington welcomed five new members into our congregation, in a worship service filled with fire, wind and Spirit! Read more about them below, and be sure to say hi when you see them at the church! Brian Klassen, Em Jacoby and Hendrik found their way to Wellington through the Methodist pastor of their … [Read more…]

Train to be a Safety Marshall for This Year’s Dyke March

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We have been invited to collaborate and march with the Broadway Youth Center on Saturday, June 27, at the annual Dyke March in Humboldt Park. The Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together … [Read more…]

Eco-Arts Camp 2015

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Looking for a summer camp for kids that teaches them about justice for the Earth and everyone who lives upon her? Then we’ve got a camp for you. Wellington’s 2nd annual Eco-Arts Summer Camp will take place from June 22-26, with the theme “Seeds of Change.” The camp’s focus will be on Cesar Chavez, as portrayed in … [Read more…]

Holy Week 2015 Events @Wellington

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Join us for Holy Week @Wellington, as our Lenten Journey of reflection and study of Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything: Capitalism and Climate Change transitions into our Easter commitment to new life and liberation for everyone on the Earth. This Changes Everything Lenten Study When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 Where: Wellington Avenue UCC Our final … [Read more…]

One Earth Film Festival

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Join us as we screen two films that demonstrate some of the ecological perils the Earth is facing today. Vanishing Pearls and A Will for the Woods are part of the 4th annual One Earth Film Festival. Both films will feature a post-screening speaker and discussion. Light refreshments will be served in the Narthex. Vanishing … [Read more…]

Emma’s Revolution to Perform at WAUCC

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What: Award-winning activists songwriters Emma’s Revolution will perform in a benefit concert for Circle Pines Center. When: 8 p.m. February 28th. Where: Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington Ave. Click here for transit and driving directions. Tickets: Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Rachel … [Read more…]

This Changes Everything: Faithful Responses to Climate Change

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Today, a majority of Americans believe that the status quo is no longer possible if we are to avert the most devastating consequences of climate change. But how many of us are willing to consider the seemingly impossible – that our changing climate is a result of our fossil-fuel driven, growth-oriented consumer economy? Or, that the … [Read more…]

El Pueblo Canta 2015

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What: 7th Annual El Pueblo Canta When: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Traditional Latin American foods will be for sale at the concert beginning at 6 p.m. Where: Wellington Ave UCC, 615 W. Wellington, Chicago. Click here for directions. Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 students/limited income; children under 12 free. Click here … [Read more…]

Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview: Prophetic Action

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  We brought our worship series, “Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview” to a close with a celebration! Wellington is a member of ONE Northside, a community justice organization that works to unite Chicago communities to injustice through action and organizing. We also have several members who participate in ONE Northside actions. You can see a … [Read more…]

Join Us as We Celebrate Advent

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Wellington Avenue UCC will have several different services and events this year for Advent. Check out the schedule below and join us as we wait in joyful, hopeful, peaceful and loving anticipation for Jesus’ birth. Sunday, December 7, after worship — We will have all wreath-making materials available, as well as items for sale by … [Read more…]

Christmas Day Service 2014

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Please join us for our Christmas Communion Service and brunch, at the home of Elaine Klemen and Cherif Bassiouni When: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, December 25, 2104. Where: Please RSVP to the church office at (773) 935-0642 to get address.

Christmas Eve 2014

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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.