Archive for June, 2015

Challenges on the American Religious Landscape – The Presbyter’s Pen

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Presbyterians today are challenged by the changing American religious landscape, which clouds the church’s future. Rejection of religious institutions is increasing among people who, among other things, lost interest because of perceptions (right or wrong) that they are tradition-bound, hypocritical, and self-serving. Our churches face this contemporary cultural opposition in the context of long term […]

New Church Home for Stained Glass Windows

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Submitted by Janet Santarelli, Orland Park A set of stained glass windows, which previously hung at United Presbyterian Church of South Holland (closed October 2014), have been given new life at the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park. These windows will inspire present and future generations of people with beauty and grace and color and light, illustrating […]

Team from Suburbs Plants Seeds of Hope in City

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Submitted by Bob Duncan, Glen Ellyn First Presbyterian Church Can a garden grow a community? Several years ago, the Young Men’s Educational Network (YMEN), a mission partner of Glen Ellyn First, reclaimed a corner lot on Avers Street in the North Lawndale community, converting it from a Chicago Prairie to a play area and a community […]

Youth Give Back and Visit South Side

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

On April 10, thirty-seven youth and adults converged to Chicago Fourth for a fun overnight and day of mission in the heart of the city. This annual event, known as AWOL (A Work of Love), is sponsored by the Presbytery of Chicago. The goal of the event is to bring together youth from throughout the […]

New Advocate in Hunger Ministry

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

The Presbytery of Chicago announces and welcomes Norman Clearfield as our new Hunger Action Enabler effective June 1. Hunger Action Enablers throughout the denomination work, via the Presbyterian Hunger Program, to offer encouragement and support, as well as connect congregations and groups within presbyteries to both initiate and sustain long-term commitment to hunger action. That […]

June 16, 2015 Assembly Summary

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Presbytery Assembly Meeting June 16, 2015 Clerk’s Summary: Download the Clerk’s Summary bulletin insert to share with your congregation in PDF or Word  Our Common Ministry Download the latest version of Our Common Ministry here: June 2015  

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