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Phase 4 Updates | Reuniting St. Luke’s

We know that these guidelines might be disappointing. We miss going to church and seeing each other. It is especially difficult to think about keeping the Advent and Christmas seasons with limited opportunities to gather. However, our faith tells us that loving our neighbor and ourselves is not always easy and at times, it may require us to release our desires and preferences in favor of God’s abundant life…

Environmental Racism Resources, Working Groups, and more!

On Wilderness Sunday, September 20, 2020, in a gathering on Zoom sponsored by the Antiracism Ministry, Katie Maxwell and Iván A Pérez provided an overview of environmental racism and environmental justice. We discussed the ways in which systemic racism impacts our natural world, and pollution and climate change disproportionately harm communities of color…

Reuniting St. Luke’s Update | July 2020

Thank you for your responses to the Reuniting St. Luke’s Survey. The Task Force greatly appreciated being able to add your perspectives, hopes, and concerns into our recommendations. About two-thirds of respondents felt uncomfortable or less comfortable attending indoor, in-person worship during Illinois Phase 4. Most respondents were more comfortable with an outdoor worship option, but many of the written comments urged caution and appeared uncomfortable resuming in-person worship at this time…

Location Transition Update | July 2020

We’ve been talking all summer about our Location Transition from our storefront space on Armitage Ave. to Grace United Methodist Church’s building at Wrightwood and Kimball. Council remains excited about the possibilities for collaborative, engaging ministry in partnership with Grace. Over the last few weeks, a working group led by Peter Wilhelm and Sara Spoonheim Amit met to discern what financial arrangement with Grace would make the most sense for St. Luke’s at this time…