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.
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 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.