Social Justice

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.  Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.  If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Romans 12:15-18

Because we are a congregational church we desire that everyone find a place that they find meaningful.  We have more than 20 boards, committees, or teams.  If you aren’t interested in those we are open to new ideas.  Maybe your’re not ready to officially join a group – that’s OK too. We have many ways that you can be involved with our church or with our community. We want you to be involved, to be part of our family and we will help you find what best works for you.

We Reach to a Wider Community:

  • We help fund CUE the Chicago/United/Eden seminaries fund that offers scholarship support for future church educators and leaders
  • We are proud to be a 5 for 5 the United Church of Christ’s wider mission plus four special offerings

We have Education for All Ages:

  • Professional Nursery– professional care during worship services, special meetings, and Lenten programs
  • Faith Formation for our younger children in the form of Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and January Journey
  • Faith Formation for our youth – Our Youth Group Grades 6 -12 meets on Wednesday evenings (Sept-May)
  • Confirmation Faith Formation Group – middle school/high school
  • Faith Forum’s for adults weekly on Sunday mornings, between services (Sept-May)
  • Lenten Program along with Soup Suppers (6 Wednesdays during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, including 5 weekly programs)

We Serve Our Faith Community:

  • Pastoral Counseling provided by our Pastor as part of their regular activities
  • Caring Visitors: church members volunteer to visit and follow up with church members and participants who may need special attention
  • Funeral and Memorial Service Luncheons volunteer setup and cleanup, orchestrated by Funeral Coordinator
  • Art Gallery artwork by members along the wall in Lower Fellowship Hall
  • A fully functioning lending library of children’s, contemporary adult, theological and scientific works
  • 2 by 4’s organized supper clubs of persons who meet in their homes for a meal 4 times a session
  • Wedding Assistant to help facilitate the wedding service
  • Abbie N. Larson Campsite