Welcome to United in Faith! - UIFLC
A Place of Faith in the City
We are a welcoming and affirming congregation
A Reconciling in Christ congregation of the
A Member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
773-283-2326 6525 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634
Updated: October 18, 2021
Every Sunday, effective March 7, 2021 - In Person Communion Service in Church
ARE WE OPEN?
Somewhat! See below
We also have several Online Worship Activities
October 18, 2021
Hello, friends and members of UIF!
SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
*9:00am: Coffee Fellowship & Education Time. Coffee and Juice will be offered on Sundays. Please keep your mask on as much as you can. Kids’ Sunday school is offered (one class for age 3-9 in Sunday school room, another for age 10-13 in Pastor Carla’s office). Intern Jason’s small group on anti-racism topics is in the choir room at 9am. (Small group and kids’ classes will end on Sunday, October 24th for this session.)
*10:00am: Worship – In Person and Livestreamed. Worship plan attached for Pentecost 22B (10/24/21). Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uiflc) OR YouTube (search on UIFLC).
ENGLISH CONVERSATIONS CLASS continues Wednesdays at 10am (through November 17). Please come and learn from/with those who are practicing English.
INTERN JASON’S SMALL GROUP – an invitation: Intern Jason has started a small group on anti-racism topics at 9am Sunday (in the choir room), continuing through October 24th. If you have any questions or concerns (or you want to participate via ZOOM instead), email Intern Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONGOING PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS:
***As you find a seat in the sanctuary for In Person Worship on Sunday mornings, please remember that we are still seeking to keep some physical distance between households. If you are a "family of one," please consider sitting on the end of a row instead of the middle of a row. This allows for someone else (or a couple) to sit on the other end of your "row" with a few feet of physical space between you. As our worship space "fills" up more these days, please help us to make good, safe space for each other in worship.
***As we continue in this time of global pandemic, please remember that we are seeking to follow our local laws and restrictions (including masks) for all indoor activities together. We have been maintaining a mask requirement in order to provide safety for unvaccinated people (including children) in our worshipping community. However, the city of Chicago (and state of IL) have also implemented a mask requirement for all indoor activities in non-residential settings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people (except when actively eating or drinking). That means that we should be wearing masks for all in person meetings, worship services, and classes.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: On All Saints’ Sunday, we will remember these UIF members who have passed away in the last year: Richard Egner (Jr), Marion Hansen, Doris Jacobson, Marilyn Ricker, & Ute Sesterhenn. Please let Jeanne know if you have other names to include in our remembrance on All Saints Sunday (November 7th), especially those you grieve who have died recently - needed by 11/1.
FAITH PROMISES: This week, you should receive your Quarter 3 Giving Letter, 2022 Faith Promises form, and a record of your 2021 donations so far. Please use this Faith Promises form as a guide to reflect on your commitment and planned donations during 2022. Bring it to worship on Sunday, November 7 or mail it in. Pastor will dedicate our faith promises during worship on that day, but we’ll continue to accept faith promises forms through January.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: assisting ministers, ushers, laptop slides, MEVO camera operator, offering counters, communion setup.
ONLINE GIVING: To give an online donation, please visit https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/uif On your first visit, you will have to create an online giving account.
The church office will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-3pm.
You can reach out to me by email (email@example.com) if needed. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers these days as we live as the gathered church in many scattered locations.
Blessings to you all,
- Annual Meeting Packet as of 2/28/2021.
Added President's Report
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/uiflc
Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plague - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/martin-luther-and-the-black-plague/
Some Current events:
Meet the Staff - Jason Schultz, Deacon Intern