Archive for March, 2015

Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Proposed amendment 14-F, which changes the definition of marriage in the Directory for Worship, part of the Book of Order, has received enough votes from presbyteries across the church, including Chicago Presbytery, for passage. The unofficial reports have been confirmed by Rev. Grayde Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). More information is available […]


Presbyterians Travel Together on Mission Trip to Egypt

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Witnessing Hope, Unity, and the Power of Prayer Submitted by Caryl Weinberg, Evanston First In November 2014, 7 of us from Evanston First, including our Senior Pastor Ray Hylton, visited Egypt. For 4 of us, this was our first trip to Egypt and our first mission trip. For all of us, it was a time […]


Next Generation Responds to Message of Hope

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Youth Inspired at Middle School Retreat Submitted by Matt Parker Wrzeszcz, Youth Ministry Consultant, Presbytery of Chicago and Associate Pastor, Elmhurst Yorkfield Over seventy youth and adult leaders converged on East Bay Camp, in Hudson, Illinois the weekend of January 23-25, 2015 for the Annual Middle School Retreat. All Presbytery of Chicago churches are invited […]


Pleas for Humanity: The Presbyter’s Pen

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

By Rev. Bob Reynolds, Executive Presbyter I recently attended Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s annual Interfaith Breakfast in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, shared the tragic story of Sammy Younge, an early martyr in the Civil Rights Movement. A student […]


2015 Moderator Shares Theme, Goals, & Background – The Moderator’s Message

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

 By Sonia Bodi, ruling elder at Evanston First, 2015 Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery When I was asked by the Nominating Committee to consider serving as Moderator of the Presbytery, I was stunned which I frequently am when God calls me to do something I had never imagined doing. Now that I’ve had a year […]


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