Archive for March, 2013

Presbyterians Join CROSSwalk Procession For Common-Sense Gun Legislation

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Written by Robert A. Hutchins, member at Chicago Lake View Presbyterian Church Presbyterians from several of our churches joined over a thousand others from other denominations, faiths, community and social service organizations for the CROSSwalk Second Annual Procession working for safer streets and common-sense gun legislation. In chilling weather, we walked four hopeful miles from St. […]

Self Development of People grant application up

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Presbytery of Chicago’s Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) provides small grants ($500 to $5,000). Its work grows out of the Civil Rights movement and a desire to support groups who are empowering themselves. Deadline: June 10. Read more and apply.

“The Welcoming Congregation” Workshop

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Written by Jennifer Lewis, pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs, and Fred Lyon, pastor at Flossmoor Community Church Jennifer Lewis, Pastor of Presbyterian Church of Western Springs (PCWS), and Fred Lyon, Pastor of Flossmoor Community Church (FCC), are familiar with the writings of Henry G. Brinton. Fred was also a colleague of Henry […]

Anti-gun Violence Events

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

There are a number of ways to join with other congregations to address gun violence in our state and nation. The Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Fourth Churches are all engaged in these efforts. Legislative Information Meetings Informational meetings are being held in various legislative districts where it would be helpful to have advocates for sensible […]

Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ – Helping a new church

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Written by Rev. Charles S. Miyamoto, Specialized Clergy The Japanese Church of Chicago is a Japanese language speaking church in Arlington Heights.  They are not a PCUSA church but have been associated with the Church of Christ, Presbyterian in Chicago.  They are in a building program – from the ground up.  They purchased land, started to […]

Faith in Action with Children’s Mission Day

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Written by Susan P. Dudek, Coordinator of Children’s Ministries – First Presbyterian Church in LaGrange On Mission Day the children of LaGrange First put the faith they are learning about into action, spreading God’s love by caring for others. The children, age 3 through 8th grade, learned about their mission as Christians to spread Christ’s […]

How can we serve (you)?

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

A small group of us from Morton Grove Community Church are looking for various short term (1 day projects) mission type opportunities at various non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area. We could help at a soup kitchen, paint, clean, organize or assist with a fundraiser. We’d be happy to partner with another church as we […]

Second Presbyterian named a National Historic Landmark

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

By Friends of Historic Second Church Chicago’s Second Presbyterian Church was officially designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior on Monday, March 11, 2013. National Historic Landmark status represents the highest recognition for buildings and sites that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior to possess national significance in American […]

Dream, Imagine, Hope: My Personal Experience of LEAD 2013

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Written By Megan Cochran, a 2012 alumna of McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Megan currently serves as a pastoral resident at Lake View Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL When.  This is the word that Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer’s sermon centered on in the opening worship service at LEAD 2013 on Saturday, March 2, at the First Presbyterian […]

Black History Month celebration

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Written by Joyce E. Philpott Moore, Recording Secretary of the Southside Christian Education Council Team All generations were brought together to remember and look forward in a celebration of Black History Month on February 23. In a performance entitled “A World Without Our People,” a young man was shown all the accomplishment made by black people that […]

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