Archive for October, 2013

Remembering & Celebrating Presbyterian Camps

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

In December 2012, the Presbytery Assembly (elected representatives from the churches in the Presbytery of Chicago) approved a sale of the Presbyterian Camps in Saugatuck, MI for $10 million, an amount sufficient to meet the Presbytery’s debt. It is anticipated that the closing will occur by December, 2013. by Carol Allen, Joellen Hosler, Ann Ohlrogge […]


Litany of Thanksgiving for the Presbyterian Camps, Saugatuck

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

For the Chicago Presbytery Assembly, September 17, 2013 By Rev.’s Carol Allen and Joellen Hosler All Sing: For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth, over and around us lies, Lord of all, to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise. Creator God, […]


Name change: Preview to Connect

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Presbytery Connect is the next incarnation of the Preview email newsletter. No longer just a glimpse at the upcoming area calendar, Presbytery Connect is a hub for various ministry groups to learn about news, events, tools, and resources to connect with them and with one another. For recipients of the Preview, Presbytery Connect will arrive just the same in your inbox twice a […]


100th Anniversary Dinner

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Carter-Westminster of Skokie held a 100th Anniversary Dinner, on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at White Eagle Banquet Hall in Niles, Ill. Rev. Robert Reynolds, Executive Presbyter spoke briefly and gave the invocation. Carter started in 1913 as the “Carter Memorial Assyrian-Persian Chapel” of 4th Pres Church; In April 1920 became part of Presbytery, as Carter […]


HOPE Technology and Education Center

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Equipping Residents with Technology Skills by Julie Collier, Executive Director HOPE TEC, Chicago Hope Presbyterian Church How do you empower people living in of one Chicago’s most disadvantaged communities? For Julie Collier, the answer was to develop a program that equips residents with the computer and job readiness skills needed to compete in the city’s […]


Meet “Mr. Moderator”, Julio Peña

Monday, October 7th, 2013

2013 Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery Assembly by Chicago Presbytery staff Laura Cathey With the laugh of a troublemaker and a passion for Christ, Julio Peña is the man people are calling “Mr. Moderator” at Presbytery Assembly meetings this year. Julio is a Commissioned Local Pastor (formerly Commission Ruling Elder) of Puerto Rican descent. His […]


11 under 35: new pastors at work

Monday, October 7th, 2013

by Chicago Presbytery staff Laura Cathey and Jan Edmiston In the last three months, Chicago Presbytery has welcomed 13 new teaching elders, and eleven of them are under the age of 35. They have a bright vision of faithful and healthy community, and also fresh eyes that all “new members” have at any church, presbytery, […]


Wheaton First’s Youth Mission Trip

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Written by Erin Miller, member of First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, serving on its Communications Committee Forty-two students and nine adult leaders from the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton recently returned from a week-long Group Workcamps mission trip to Omaha, Nebraska.  Allison Kunz, Youth Ministry Coordinator at First Presbyterian, describes Group as a “fabulous youth […]


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