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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: November 28, 2022

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


November 28, 2022

Hello, friends and members of UIF!

DECORATING THE SANCTUARY FOR CHRISTMAS: this Saturday at 10am - Please join us to decorate the sanctuary on Saturday, December 3rd at 10am (NLOB will be in the fellowship hall at the same time). Christmas music and warm beverages will be provided!



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

*10:00am: Worship: In Person and Livestreamed. Worship plans attached for December 4th (Second Sunday in Advent – God Meets Us In Our Fear). Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uiflc) OR YouTube (search on UIFLC).

ADVENT IS HERE: Sunday, November 27 began our Advent journey to the manger. Advent devotionals (in a folder, with a World Hunger Advent calendar & an active coloring Advent calendar) are available on a table in the fellowship hall. Let the office know if you need one delivered. During Advent, we are usings time, we will utilize the theme From Generation to Generation. You will see this theme all the way to Epiphany in our Sunday and midweek services. I encourage you to follow along each day with daily devotionals. I’ve attached the files for the devotional for you to download to your computer or tablet for reading on your device.

ADVENT MIDWEEK SERVICE: During Advent (starting Nov 30), we will also gather for Wednesday midweek services at 11am. It will be posted on FB & YouTube in case you need to watch later in the day.


From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. The work of God is always unfolding—in and through us. This Advent, may you remember that you belong—to a story etched into the wrinkles of time, to generations that have come before and will come after, to a love that won’t let you go.”

Advent Devotional 2022 Introduction      Advent Devotional 2022 Week 1      Advent Devotional 2022 Week 2

Advent Devotional 2022 Week 3                 Advent Devotional 2022 Week 4         Advent Devotional 2022 Christmastide

Advent Devotional 2022 Epiphany

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 is 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

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 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

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Psalm 139:14

Join us for Messy Church at United in Faith (6525 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago) on Sunday, October 30th from 4-6pm. Messy Church’s motto 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 Christ through games, crafts and activities, music, and storytelling from the Bible. At the end, we gather for a simple meal to build relationships with each other, God, and the world. Our October 30th Messy Church theme is “Who Am I?” with activities that focus on self-expression, self-discovery, and self-care. Wear a costume if you wish to! But most importantly, come ready to think about how you take care of the precious creation of God that is YOU! Join us as we consider all the ways we can express ourselves, care for ourselves, and honor the important creations of God that we are!

I believe in DESTINY

I believe in myself




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