#blacklivesmatter worship service

On Dec. 7, Wellington heeded the call by ministers on Chicago’s South Side that congregations take their worship out of their sanctuaries and into the streets to protest the slayings of young men of color by law enforcement, including but not limited to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Eric Garner in New York, Trayvon Martin … [Read more…]

Join Us as We Celebrate Advent

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

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

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.

Blue Christmas 2014

Join us for our Blue Christmas Service: a service of worship designed for people suffering with pain, loss, isolation and grief throughout the Advent season. In this service we remember those for whom the holidays are not joyful; they are lonely, feeling alienated and cast apart from family celebrations; experiencing depression and sadness and yet … [Read more…]

Worship @WAUCC: August 24, 2014

Worship leader: Hannah Campbell Gustafson Call to Worship One: We are here today because of God that calls us into community Many: God calls us into connection and care. One: We follow a God who is active in our world today Many: And who calls us to be active in our world in ways that … [Read more…]

Worship @Wellington: August 10, 2014

Worship leader: Yuki Schwartz Call to Worship One:    O Thank God! Pray to God by name! Tell everyone you meet what God has done! ALL:    Even if we kept silent, these stones would shout out! One:    Sing God songs, belt out hymns, translate God’s wonders into music! Honor God’s holy name with Hallelujahs, you who … [Read more…]

Worship @Wellington: August 3, 2014

Worship leader: John Volkening Call to Worship: One: God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. ALL: God is good to all, and God’s compassion is over all that God has made. One: God upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. ALL: The eyes … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

June 15, 2014: Father’s Day

Call to Worship One:      In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. All:        In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. One:      In the beginning the Spirit of God swept over the face of the waters. All:        In the beginning God said, “Let us … [Read more…]

June 8, 2014: Pentecost Sunday

Unity Prayer of Confession Holy Spirit, we know that you are at work in the world, encouraging us to act prophetically, and yet we are often afraid to risk stepping out and in to that which you are doing. We struggle with trusting that you will be there to guide us when we do. We … [Read more…]

June 1, 2014: GLBTQIA Solidarity Service

Call to Worship One:    We are the body of Christ! All:       The hand clapping, toe tapping, heart pumping, mouth tasting, arms embracing, One:    Justice seeing, hymn singing, love making, bread breaking, risk taking All:       Body of Christ! One:    Baptized in one Spirit, we are members of one body. All:       Many and varied in gender, … [Read more…]

May 25, 2014: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship ONE:    Come, let us make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; All:      Sing the glory of God’s name; give glorious praise. ONE:    O God, How awesome are your deeds! All:      All the earth worships you and sings praises to you, all creation praises your Name! ONE:    Come let … [Read more…]

May 18, 2014: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Call to Worship ONE:    In you, O God, I seek refuge; do not let me be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. All:      Hear me, O God, and rescue me. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me. ONE:    You are indeed my rock and my fortress; … [Read more…]