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…]

Learn to Home-Can with Em!

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Interested in learning home-canning? Want to get busy in a kitchen with fellow Wellingtonians? Join the rhubarb canning class in the Wellington Ave UCC kitchen at 1 p.m. on June 7. Em Jacoby will cover the how-to’s and we’ll get chopping and cooking Vanilla Rhubarb Jam and Rhubarb Chutney (a sort of BBQ sauce).  The … [Read more…]

Queer Theology Series: “Redefining Realness”

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4. Queer Theology Series: “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More” – Every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm throughout June we will gather to discuss Janet Mock’s book, “Redefining Realness.” Please bring your own copy of the book. All are welcome! Date: Wednesdays throughout June Location: Wellington Avenue United Church of … [Read more…]

Biblia y Homosexualidad: What the Bible Says and Doesn’t Say About Homosexuality (LGBT Latin@ Bible Study)

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3. Biblia y Homosexualidad: What the Bible Says and Doesn’t Say About Homosexuality (LGBT Latin@ Bible Study) – This group is for Spanish speaking people who are interested in exploring the biblical texts from their own personal experience, in a serious way and in a safe and affirming atmosphere for all people who identify as … [Read more…]

LGBTQ Youth Celebration

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2. LGBTQ Youth Celebration – This is a collaborative youth-led event which seeks to create safe space for LGBTQ youth who are struggling with housing instability. Date: Friday June 6 Location: Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W Wellington Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657 Contact: Alli Baker. Time:  6-9pm

LGBTQIA Solidarity Sunday

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1. LGBTQIA Solidarity Sunday – Join us as we kick off Pride month with our annual worship service to celebrate the challenge and witness of the LGBTQIA liberation movement. Worship begins at 10:30am followed by coffee hour. All are welcome! Date: Sunday June 1 Location: Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W Wellington Avenue, … [Read more…]

New Sanctuary Task Force Next Meeting

The New Sanctuary Task Force will meet at Wellington from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 19, to discuss next steps in its goals and future actions. Click May agenda.pages to download a copy of the agenda for the May 19 meeting. Click April 1, 2014 NOTES to download a copy of the minutes from the April … [Read more…]

Sign Up Today for Eco-Arts Camp

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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.

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…]

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.”