Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview: Prophetic Action

 

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 video of some of the ONE Northside actions to gather support to preserve SROs below:


Over the past several months, ONE Northside has worked to pass a city ordinate to preserve Single Room Occupancy rooms in Chicago. SROs help provide affordable housing to a variety of people, from students to low-income families and individuals. This action helps protect the housing rights of thousands of renters in Chicago.

Mary Tarullo, a housing organizer at ONE Northside and a friend of Wellington, and ONE Northside board member and Wellington member Randall Doubet-King led a worship to celebrate this prophetic action. Congratulations to ONE Northside for their victory for justice, and to everyone who helped get this work of justice passed!

Our “Deepening Our Roots in Lakeview” series was a great way to help Wellington members get to know more about the neighborhood that we’ve made our home for the past 100 years. Check out the video below for highlights of our Lakeview treasure hunt. And keep on seeking out these treasures of God’s kin-dom in the neighborhood!