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Pastor Carla Thompson Powell - revctp@unitedinfaith.org          Webmaster -  webmaster@unitedinfaith.org

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: October 3, 2022

SUNDAY WORSHIP - both in person and online - at 10:00am


October 3, 2022

Hello, friends and members of UIF!



*9:00am: FELLOWSHIP: Come and share coffee and snacks and conversation with your fellow churchgoers.

*10:00am: Worship: In Person and LivestreamedWorship plans attached for October 9th (18th Sunday after Pentecost). Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uiflc) OR YouTube (search on UIFLC).

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A graveside memorial service will be held in memory of Fred Clauson on Thursday, October 13th at 11am at Ridgewood Cemetery, 9900 Milwaukee Ave., Des Plaines, IL. If you would like to join the family at a luncheon at Allgauer’s in Northbrook to celebrate Fred’s life, please RSVP to Lynn at 507-459-2475.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CAR SHOW – Saturday, October 15, 1-3pm: This is a partnership between the Justice Ministry, Faith in Place, and St. John’s Episcopal Church (near the Kennedy & the Starbucks a block off Irving Park). We will host a car show with hybrid and electric vehicles in the back parking lot. Come to talk to EV car owners, representatives from Faith in Place, and others about electric and hybrid vehicles. Snacks and informational materials about electric vehicles will be available in the fellowship hall, but most of the event will be outdoors (weather permitting).


HELP PLAN OCT 30th MESSY CHURCH: WHO AM I? On Sunday, October 16th after service (so approximately 11am), join Pastor Carla with any ideas you have (or just bring yourself) so we can work on planning the Oct 30th Messy Church ("I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" - themes of self-discovery, self-expression, self-care).

STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: In October, UIF members will receive a letter about our 2022 stewardship focus, using the “Grace in Action” theme from SALT Project. Giving Sunday is November 13, so please prayerfully consider what your offerings of time, talent, and treasure will be in the months ahead.

MESSY CHURCH – WHO AM I? - “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:14. On Sunday, October 30th from 4-6pm in UIF’s fellowship hall, at Messy Church, we will consider all the ways we can express ourselves, care for ourselves, and honor the important creations of God that we are!

·        Wear a costume (if you want to have fun expressing yourself that way)

·        Discover different ways of caring for yourself

·        Learn how others celebrate their God-createdness

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 (revctp@unitedinfaith.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.

The Saturday Knitting Circle starts on October 1, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

Blessings to you all,

         Pastor Carla


 Kids Place" in the Church Sanctuary


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What is Messy Church? Bible-story-based crafts, games, and activities (all interactive and intergenerational) followed by a simple meal shared together. The tag line for the global Messy Church movement is “Church, but not as you know it.”  If you have attended church for a long time, Messy Church may not look like church to you. 


At Messy Church, all ages meet together to learn about Jesus through interactive games, crafts and activities, music, and storytelling from the Bible. A foundational ingredient of Messy Church is to gather around a table for a snack or meal and build relationships with each other, God, and the world.


at United in Faith Lutheran Church, 6525 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL

Read more about us at facebook.com/uiflc or unitedinfaith.org

Link to a Messy Church Activity in 2019


Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; can’t you see it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”



WHO https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019



Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plague - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/martin-luther-and-the-black-plague/

Guidelines to Keep in Mind from our State, City, and Denomination

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