ACTIVE COMPASSION, MERCY AND JUSTICE MINISTRY
What is the difference between mercy and justice? Well...If we were to see bodies floating down the river ...
Mercy is getting individuals out of the river and then patching them up one, by one.
Justice is asking why there are bodies floating down the river in the first place and the getting up and going upstream to figure out what is happening and then actively working to change the systems or environment so that that the issue doesn’t keep occurring.
It is God’s desire for us to find our significance in God’s big story of him healing humanity...to be agents of change and healing in a broken world. Agents of change in a healing and broken world love mercy, do justice.
Love mercy, do justice. Love mercy, do justice.
Our Statement in Response to Events of Hate and Violence in our Country and the World
We at Faith UCC remember as Christians the victims of violence, of bigotry, and of intolerance. We pray for comfort and hope for the families and friends of those killed and wounded by racists, and hate groups. We affirm with one voice the principles of human dignity, freedom and justice that provide the foundation for social, religious, and civic life in this nation and throughout the world.
We call upon all people of good will to speak out unequivocally against all ideologies and actions which advocate the ideas of white supremacy, racism, neo-Nazism, and bigotry against Jews, Muslims, other religions, races, ethnic groups, and other minority groups.
Time to donate your gently used coats!
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is Collecting Coats Now!
The Irving Park Food Pantry is collecting for their annual Coat Drive in October. If you would like to donate ...any WARM, gently-used winter coats for men, women, or children, please bring to one of the following drop-off locations:
- IP Food Pantry at 3801 N. Keeler ONLY during Pantry operating hours (Wednesdays 9am-12pm or Tuesday 10/10 6pm-7:30pm)
- Either Disney II Magnet School Campus at 3815 N. Kedvale or 3900 N. Lawndale
- Old Irving Brewing at 4419 W. Montrose Ave.
- The Linnemeyer front porch at 3822 N. Tripp Ave.
-You can also bring coats to Faith Church on Sunday during services, or by arranging a drop-off time via email at email@example.com
Collections are being accepted now through 10/25, which will be the last date of distribution to clients.
Living out Compassion, Mercy and Justice through community development and advocacy at
Pastor's Unclosed History Sermon Series focuses on Jesus' ethics of Compassion, Mercy and Justice in the context of contemporary issues we are facing.
At the suggestion of the Leadership Team, with the goal to address the identified Missional Marker needs identified by the congregation in this area, Pastor Julie has developed this series of sermons for the summer. The following links are to position papers of the UCC (United Church of Christ) and the ECC (Evangelical Covenant Church), and other sources, which have been posted online and address contemporary social (and often politicized) issues addressed in this series.
From the UCC (United Church of Christ): Understanding the Issues
From the ECC (Evangelical Covenant Church): Resources Home
Our School Supply Drive in Support of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry has Ended...Thanks for your generosity!
BUT...The Pantry can always use more school supplies...so if you would still like to contribute bring your donations to our Sunday Worship services or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off time...OR DELIVER THEM DIRECTLY TO THE Irving Park Community Food Pantry.
The school supplies needed are: loose-leaf notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, black or blue pens, washable markers, colored pencils, #2 pencils, pencil cases, crayons, erasers, glue and glue sticks, rulers (marked inches & centimeters).
The Albert Lea United Methodist Community Praying Pelican Team was here in Chicago at Faith Church!
The Albert Lea Praying Pelican Team blessed our church for a week! It's amazing how God works to support our care for one another. Check out how the Albert Lea United Methodist team served Faith United Church of Christ in partnership here in Portage Park and met other needs in Chicago, IL. This link will take you to their Journal and this link will take you to the Praying Pelicans website.
Faith Church has organized an Opportunity for a Mission Trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul for 2018.
Praying Pelican Missions has organized a missions experience for our church family and will setup our trip next year. Praying Pelicans serves as a bridge, connecting local churches from around the world. For over 14 years, PPM teams have been encouraging and assisting local ministries in what they are doing in their communities. Praying Pelican Missions trips are planned with the needs of local pastors and churches in mind as well as our gifts, abilities, and goals for our group. Contact Pastor Julie to learn more about the trip or to participate as part of our missions group.