by Marit Johnson on behalf of the Generosity Network It seems strange that fall is already here. Summer work hours have ended; vacations are over; and school has started. As summer ends, St. Luke’s is looking forward to new seasons, including another season of Growing in Generosity. The Generosity Network is starting to plan for
“Bethel Free Church.” Immediately my younger brother and sister began asking Mom and Dad why we couldn’t join that church. It was free! Our dad said we would have to talk about it later.
Despite overwhelming community opposition to luxury developments at Lathrop Homes, the Milwaukee Twin Towers near the California Blue Line and increased public pressure for actual affordable housing in the First Ward and Chicago, Joe Moreno has consistently ignored the community’s demands. San Lucas UCC recently joined the efforts of SOMOS to make housing genuinely affordable and accessible in our community. We at San Lucas do not believe God sanctions gentrification because we walk with congregation members and neighbors experiencing displacement and its devastation on our families.
We are all now challenged to decide how each of us will participate in the work of a collective generous undertaking for the ministries of St. Luke’s in 2016.
As we enter the final week before the congregational meeting, we still have a number of seats on church council and number of committees that require nominations. Members of St. Luke’s are encouraged to consider their gifts and the ways you may be able to give back in 2015. Also, consider the gifts of your
Sunday’s discussion was meaningful, fruitful, and not without emotion or challenges. There is much to discuss and explore that will require commitment across the congregation. We trust that God will be present with us as we enter this next chapter.
by Erika Dornfeld, Seminarian I had seen it before, but this time, there was a live duck. And a live chicken. And freshly cut bunches of bananas. I sat in the old wooden pew and watched the goods pile up in front of the altar. It was part of the church services that I had
The following testimony was given by Noel Spain and Justine Bandstra on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Root: A base, a support. An essential element, the basic core, The note from which a chord is built. A primary source, an origin. The Christian faith is rooted in this: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
by Joe Scarry. Thanks to everyone who participated in a very successful Ministry Fair on Sunday, October 28, after worship! For those who were not present, or who need a reminder about some of the opportunities discussed, below are ways you can get involved. See ministry leaders for full details! Social Justice: Join us for
The Sky Over St. Luke’s … Chicago … Lake Michigan … the World by Joe Scarry We will recognize Sunday, September 16 — falling in the middle of the Season of Creation — as “Sky Sunday.” One of the things I will be thinking about on Sky Sunday is my favorite movie – “Der Himmel