It is with discernment and sorrow we share with you the promptings of the Holy Spirit to dissolve the institution of Faith UCC. God has revealed to the Leadership Team and congregation – individually and corporately – that in order to steward our time, talents and treasures most effectively for the Kingdom we will need to close. It is a big and hard ask from The Lord; but one we have stepped out in faith to say “yes” to.
Thus, we celebrated the life of Faith UCC during our last regular weekly service with a communion service and a meal with our gathered friends and members on June 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM. It was the homecoming of a faithful compelling Christian community that has served Jesus and the Portage Park community for the past century.
Services at Faith will alternate every other week over the summer so members can visit other churches beginning away on 7/7/19 and ending away on 9/1/19. The last two worship services at Faith will be September 8, and September15.
Rev. Dr. Vertie Powers, the Associate Conference Minister of the Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ, attended and participated in our Homecoming service on behalf of the UCC.
Her remarks may be found here.
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FAITH CHURCH EVENTS
IN THE PAST YEAR
The Praying Pelican Missions trip for Hosanna Lutheran Church (Mandeville, LA) called Faith Church home in Chicago from 6/15-6/21, 2019 as they served various community needs in Chicago.
We had a Good Friday Evening Service "Way of the Cross Service"
Also we had dinner after the service at the Irish-American Heritage Center’s Fish Fry
Our Leadership Team for 2019
THE LAST S’MORES AND MORE OF 2018 WAS …
THURSDAY EVENING 10/18/18
Sunday, September 30th…after worship we had a…
...was September 9th...for our annual 'picnic' and following the Spirit we had a community time for reflection on our church’s future and reality.
Pastor Julie was installed and celebrated as the ordained Pastor of Faith United Church of Christ after her sermon Love, Light and Life on 7/15/18.
Rev. Julie Jane Capel was 0rdained by the Evangelical Covenant Church on 6/23/18 at it's annual meeting in Minnesota!
We hosted the folks from Hillside Bible Church Praying Pelican Mission Group from 7/7/18-7/13/18
We hosted the Lakeside Community Church Praying Pelican Mission Group from 6/23/18-6/29/18!
Our Statement in Response to Events of Hate and Violence in our Country and the World has been posted
Our Mission of the Month
for July 2019
Their mission is to assist neighbors on the northwest side of Chicago who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness to obtain and maintain housing. Hands to Help Ministries Guiding Principles include addressing the issue of homelessness head-on in our community through support, resources, and relationship building instead of ignoring or pushing the issue to other neighborhoods.