A Reconciling in Christ congregation of the
A Member of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
Office - UIFAdmin@unitedinfaith.org
Pastor Carla Thompson Powell - email@example.com Webmaster - firstname.lastname@example.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: August 8, 2022
SUNDAY WORSHIP - both in person and online - at 10:00am
August 8, 2022
Hello, friends and members of UIF!
*9:00am: FELLOWSHIP: Come and share coffee and snacks and conversation with your fellow churchgoers.
SEASONS OF CREATION: Again, this September, United in Faith’s Sunday morning worship services will be Season of Creation themed. Each week, we’ll highlight another part or aspect of creation (ocean, flora/fauna, storms, cosmos/universe). You’ll find some little trinket to take home and remind you about our shared. Some days, we’ll have a special display that illustrates this part or aspect of creation.
ICE CREAM PARTY on Sunday, September 11 at (approx.) 11am, after 10am worship: We need people to bring ice cream and toppings (see sign up sheet in the area outside the sanctuary). Invite friends and family and neighbors to join us for our fun Ice Cream party!
NEXT MESSY CHURCH for ALL AGES: Sunday, September 18, 4-6pm, God’s Work Our Hands. Though some of the verbiage and pictures feel kid-focused, Messy Church is meant for ALL ages. Messy Church is interactive and intergenerational and fun! As Pastor Carla said at the first Messy Church, "I hope you try something new, meet someone new, and learn something new!"
September 18, 4-6pm, God’s Work Our Hands – come and engage with a time of service...Matthew 22:38-39 Jesus said: “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
>find out how you can be God's hands, feet, and voice in the world (UIF's mission statement)!
>learn how to sew a button or darn a sock (give new life to old clothes rather than throwing them away)
>learn how to make plarn - plastic yarn – made from grocery bags - New Life for Old Bags turns plarn into sleeping mats for the homeless. NLOB volunteers will show you how to make plarn! It’s simple, but really valuable for NLOB to have volunteers do this.
>do other service projects that will benefit local organizations.
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 (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,
Kids Place" in the Church Sanctuary
Join us for “A New Beginning”
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
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.”
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Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plague - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/chorusinthechaos/martin-luther-and-the-black-plague/