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

From other sources:


The Albert Lea United Methodist Community Praying Pelican Team was here in Chicago, IL 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's organized Mission Trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul has been postponed until next year.

Praying Pelican Missions had organized a missions experience for our church family and will reset our trip for 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.