Welcome to United in Faith! - UIFLC
A Place of Faith in the City 

We are a welcoming and affirming congregation

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Email

 

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

Address

773-283-2326             6525 W. Irving Park Road                        Chicago, IL 60634 

 Updated: September 13, 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

September 13, 2021

Hello, friends and members of UIF!

Hello, friends and members of UIF!

 

OUR NEW FALL SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE IS HERE!

*9:00am: Coffee Fellowship & Education Time. Coffee and Juice will be offered on Sundays. Please keep your mask on as much as you can. This Sunday, Kids’ Sunday school will begin (one class for age 3-9 in Sunday school room, another for age 10-13 in Pastor Carla’s office). Also Intern Jason will begin a small group on anti-racism topics (in the choir room – see announcement below).

 

*10:00am: Worship – In Person and Livestreamed. During September, we’ll use Seasons of Creation themes (planet earth, humanity, sky, mountain). Worship plan attached for Pentecost 17B (9/19/21).  Find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uiflc) OR YouTube (search on UIFLC).

 

From Former MIC student Dalton Rosa-Ruggieri Ordination Invitation:

I’m pleased to announce that today I accepted a call to serve Faith Lutheran Church in Swanton, Ohio. Additionally, I’m very happy to more widely share that my wife, Ashley, has accepted a call to serve Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Ohio.

You are invited to attend our ordination at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta, Virginia at 2:00 pm eastern time on Sunday, September 12, 2021. The service will be live streamed on TEP’s YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/c/TrinityEcumenicalParish).

 

INTERN JASON’S SMALL GROUP – an invitation: Starting this Sunday, Intern Jason will begin a small group on anti-racism topics at 9am (in the choir room).  There will be a mix of reading and watching videos, so don’t worry if you’re not a big reader! You will be asked to do a small amount of reading or video watching before each session, except for the first one. Readings and videos will be provided for free. This small group will be a chance to learn and discuss pressing topics, and disagreement is okay! Intern Jason will work to create an atmosphere of respect and humility, because no one has all the answers, but it’s important to ask questions! That’s how we all learn! We will begin on Sunday, September 19th and go for 6 weeks (through October 24th). If you cannot make it to all 6 sessions, that’s okay! Come to the ones you can! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Intern Jason at jason.a.schultz81@gmail.com   Please RSVP to the Facebook event to show interest in the small group, since we are advertising it to the public:https://fb.me/e/1Hii5nWr8

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: assisting ministers, ushers, laptop slides, MEVO camera operator, offering counters, communion setup.

 

DONATIONS FOR Trinidad Lutheran Church (Humboldt Park): Til the end of September, I’m gathering donations for Trinidad Lutheran Church. Possible donations include:

·        Disposable masks

·        hand sanitizer (small individual bottles better)

·        toothbrushes and toothpaste

·        socks

·        deodorant

·        feminine sanitary products

·        snacks (chips, cookies, protein bars) & water bottles

 

MASKING DURING PUBLIC WORSHIP: City of Chicago has established a mask mandate for all indoor non-residential spaces. Please help us keep our neighbors safe by wearing a mask here at UIF.

 

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 (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.

 

Blessings to you all,

         Pastor Carla

 

September 19:

9:00am Sunday School, Anti-Racism Small Group, AND Coffee & Juice

10:00am Worship

 

September 26:

9:00am Sunday School, Anti-Racism Small Group, AND Coffee & Juice

10:00am Worship

Looking back:

Annual Meeting Packet  as of 2/28/2021.

   Added President's Report

LINKS

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

CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/uiflc

Martin Luther and His Incredible Response to the Black Plaguehttps://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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Some Current events: 

Online Giving

Vacation Bible School

Meet the Staff - Jason Schultz, Deacon Intern

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