Archive for August, 2015

Hygiene Kits Harvest – Bring to November 21 Assembly

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Regarding: Hygiene Kits Harvest — August 31, 2015 The recent images of the devastation following earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters have been heartbreaking.  One way to respond is to join in the Hygiene Kits Harvest.  This effort, endorsed by The Presbytery of Chicago and sponsored by the Church World Service Mission Team, is an […]


Interfaith Efforts Build Relationships

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Creating Channels of Communications within Religious Groups Submitted by Rev. Jay Moses, Wheaton Hope and Moderator of EIWG EIWG is an acronym that stands for the Ecumenical and Inter-religious Work Group of the Chicago Presbytery. Chicago Presbytery is among the few within the denomination that have such interreligious engagement at a Presbytery level. Although Chicago […]


Out of Comfort Zone to Holy Land Pilgrimage

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Experiencing the Past, Present and Future of God’s Kingdom by Rev. Matt Parker Wrzeszcz, Associate Pastor, Elmhurst Yorkfield My wife Jennifer and I thought we would travel to the Holy Land someday (after all we are both pastors). When asked by Wheaton First if we would provide spiritual leadership for the pilgrimage, we jumped at […]


Coping with Disaster: Theme at Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Women Learn to Give, Act and Pray for Others Submitted by Nina Koelpin, Communications Moderator for Presbyterian Women, Presbytery of Chicago Sheneen Travis, Moderator of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Chicago, welcomed sixty women from thirteen Chicago area Presbyterian churches on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at La Grange First. All women from churches in […]


A Week Below the Poverty Line in River Forest

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Living on Just $1.50 a Day Natalie Beglen interviews Allison Kooser, River Forest Presbyterian Church This was my third year taking the challenge – and every year it proves to be a remarkable, eyeopening experience. I spent the last week of April taking the Live Below the Line challenge – eating and drinking on less […]


2015 Continuing Education Scholarship

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

This scholarship is now available for applicants to review and submit. Download the 2015 Continuing Education Scholarship Guidelines and Application


Packing Your Stewardship Toolkit

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Ideas to Help Tackle Challenge of Stewardship Submitted by Rev. Eric Heinekamp, Director of Business Affairs, Presbytery of Chicago For many church people, stewardship is a concept of contradiction and paradox. We say we hate to talk about money yet at session meetings across the presbytery it is often the key discussion topic. Elders look to […]


Morton Grove Pastor Honored with Parish Pastor of the Year Award

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Recognized for Faithfulness, Leadership, and Ministry Submitted by Judy Lucas, Morton Grove The room was filled with pastors, a representative group from the 148 pastors who make up the Academy of Parish Pastors. They stood as one, honoring our Pastor Dominski whom they respect and admire; one to whom they point as a witness to […]


What will the Kingdom Look Like?: The Moderator’s Message

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

By Sonia Bodi, Evanston First, 2015 Moderator of the Chicago Presbytery In their ordination and/or installation service, some teaching elders have as part of their liturgy the “Statement on the Ministry of the Church.” This litany includes a recitation of the six Great Ends of the Church. The first Great End, the proclamation of the […]


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