A Reconciling in Christ congregation of the
A Member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
Office - UIFAdmin@unitedinfaith.org
Pastor Carla Thompson Powell - firstname.lastname@example.org Webmaster - email@example.com
773-283-2326 6525 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634
We're right by the Irving Park & Natchez bus stop for CTA bus #80.
Updated: May 23, 2022
SUNDAY WORSHIP - both in person and online - at 10:00am
May 23, 2022
Hello, friends and members of UIF!
*9:00am: FELLOWSHIP: 9am Coffee Hour!
*11:00am: Council Forum for Congregation: What’s up these days in UIF council biz? Have questions? Join Jeff Jewell for questions and conversation about life at UIF.
CHURCH RENEWAL FIELD TRIP #1: Join Pastor Carla for a Messy Church Field Trip on Sunday, June 12th from 4:30-6:30 at Northfield Community Church (400 Wagner Rd., Northfield, IL - near Glenview - not far off the Edens Expy). Messy Church is an intergenerational program that includes activities, prayer, song, and a meal. Many of the values of Messy Church (USA) line up with our congregation’s guiding principles and we are seeking to learn more about this opportunity. RSVP to Pastor Carla so our host church knows how many of us to expect. Let Pastor Carla know if you need a ride.
WANNA MARCH IN THE PRIDE PARADE? Because United in Faith partners with Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches, we can march in the Pride Parade with them on the afternoon of Sunday, June 26th. If you are interested in marching this year, I (Pastor Carla) need to know by June 1st. The Pride Parade usually meets & steps off at noon or so – we’ll have more details for exactly where/when to meet the CCWC group within the week before the parade. It’s an inspiring group to march with.
WANNA HELP? Our Accessibility Task Force will be gathering soon. Do you have an interest in helping to assess and adapt our congregation building (and more) to be more accessible? A few members have expressed interest already, but we are hoping a few more might wish to be involved in the discussions. Speak with Pastor Carla who will reach out to interested folks soon to schedule a meeting.
TWO NOTICEABLE CHANGES IN THE SANCTUARY: 1) Prayer requests can be put in the prayer bowl, which is now on the table at the back of the sanctuary for greater accessibility. 2) Our sanctuary Prayground is shaping up nicely (baby swing, bouncer, toddler picnic table, quiet activities by the wall). This provides a visible and physical way for us to support and encourage families with very young children who would rather keep their little ones in the worship space with them rather than move to the nursery. The (non-staffed) nursery will still be an option for those who find it helpful.
EVENING PRAYER SERVICE available online on Wednesdays at 8:00pm (on UIF’s Facebook and YouTube).
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. You can use this link also if you need to change your online giving frequency or amount.
The church office will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-3pm.
You can reach out to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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,
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