Transforming Not Conforming!
We welcome you to worship God together with us each Sunday at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. for July through Labor Day)! Sunday School for youth 12 and under is provided also.
Throughout the week are ministries and support groups for varied ages.
169 Years Young!
SPECIAL HEALTH ALERT -- BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, WE ARE NOT HOLDING WORSHIP SERVICES OR OTHER MEETINGS IN THE BUILDING AT LEAST THROUGH MAY 2. WE PLAN TO RE-ASSESS IN LATE APRIL, BUT WE HOPE WE CAN GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD TOGETHER AGAIN STARTING MAY 3. WE ARE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU AND FOR THE WORLD, FOR OUR BRAVE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, FOR ALL WHO GET SICK AND FOR THOSE WHO LOSE LOVED ONES IN THIS CRISIS. GOD IS GOOD AND LOVES YOU! KEEP PRAYING, STAY AT HOME AND CAREFULLY PHYSICAL DISTANCE AT LEAST 6 FEET FROM OTHERS IF YOU MUST GO OUT. THE CORONAVIRUS IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS EVEN WHEN NO SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT.
APRIL 5 IS PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 9 IS MAUNDY THURSDAY (THE ANNIVERSARY OF JESUS' LAST SUPPER), APRIL 10 IS GOOD FRIDAY, AND APRIL 12 IS EASTER SUNDAY! WE HOPE AND PRAY YOU CAN KEEP CONNECTED WITH US THROUGH PHONE, EMAIL, TELECONFERENCE WORSHIP, OR OTHER MEANS, AND THAT WE WILL WALK TOGETHER WITH JESUS THROUGH HIS HOLY WEEK EXPERIENCES AND GROW CLOSER TO HIM AS WE SEEK TO BE MORE LOVING AND FAITHFUL. AND MAY WE ALL BE LED TO EVEN GREATER UNDERSTANDINGS AND INSPIRATIONS AS WE THANK GOD MIGHTILY FOR JESUS' LIFE-GIVING RESURRECTION ON EASTER. BY GOD'S GRACE WE ARE GIVEN ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US IN OUR TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL TO WORSHIP GOD TOGETHER ON SUNDAYS AT 10:45 AM, PLEASE CALL OUR PHONE AT LEAST A DAY AHEAD AND LEAVE YOUR NAME & PHONE NUMBER. WE'LL PLAN TO CALL YOU AND GIVE YOU THE NUMBERS AND INSTRUCTIONS YOU'LL NEED.
WE ALSO PLAN TO CONNECT TO WORSHIP GOD AND COMMUNE WITH JESUS IN A TELECONFERENCE CALL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9, AT 7:30 PM, IN REMEMBRANCE AND THE HOPE OF THE LAST SUPPER.
God is faithful and cares about each one of us deeply! Jesus rose from the grave, conquering death, evil, and condemnation. We have every reason for hope because of God’s great love and blessing given to us in Jesus, in the Spirit, and in Jesus' Church, God's family alive in Jesus' Spirit, love, and power to share with each other and the world. For now, we need to share this by phone, email, etc., and not in person because that is the most loving and health-conscious way to live in this situation -- for ourselves, for each other, and for the world. Please pray for each other and don't hesitate to call if we can help in some way.
With love and prayers, Pastor Kathy
Greetings to you with the abundant and neverending Love of God! We invite you to share your journey with us in faith, friendship, creativity, and action in the Spirit of Jesus and the Living God. We are a diverse group of people brought together by our belief in Jesus Christ. We are a small but strong congregation active in community service in our urban neighborhood and the larger world, finding ways to make a positive difference. We seek to be authentic, unpretentious, welcoming, and spiritual -- and always growing in love and understanding.
Our Church has an incredible history (our roots in South Side dating back to 1833). Our building was begun before the Civil War and the main section completed in 1869! Additions expanded community use. Our gym was the first gym for public use in the neighborhood. And we have been restoring and renovating our whole facility for its many, many uses today. We are co-creating our future with open minds and hearts, and we would love to have you come and be part of this exciting adventure with God.
PASTOR Kathy Hamilton-Vargo (email@example.com)
Greetings, Sisters and Brothers, with the love of our abundantly generous Divine Parent and our incredible Redeemer Jesus! And with the Spirit's renewing power being poured out today and every day!
Please join with us on Sundays and throughout the week. God is good!
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