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DISASTER RELIEF IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE HARVEY
From the UCC denominational website:
“Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25th as a category 4 hurricane. This is the first category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2004. The next week’s extensive rainfall of over 40 inches has caused even more widespread destruction. The word Catastrophic has become synonymous with Harvey. The United Church of Christ is active in networks that meet immediate needs and focuses on long-term recovery that may well last 5+ years. You can walk with families in this holistic recovery effort through your generous contributions here.
If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to United Church of Christ, with “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo. Mail to: United Church of Christ c/o Financial Services, 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
100% of funds to the United Church of Christ designated for U.S. disaster relief are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming within the United States.”
More information can be found regarding on-going needs and efforts at: http://www.ucc.org/disaster_hurricane_harvey
1861-2017: 156 YEARS of WORSHIP and COMMUNITY SERVICE
- Pastoral Care — If you or someone you know would like or is in need of a visit, please contact Pastor Gayle in the church office, via phone (773-725-0121) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), via call or text to her cell (608-751-1948), or via Facebook message. Leave voicemail messages with details or with a message to call back.
Please note that if you leave a message Thursday afternoon through Saturday, it will not be listened to until Sunday morning.
Also let us know if you have visited someone, so that care and visits can be coordinated. Thank you!
- Weekly Volunteers — Each week there are opportunities to serve as liturgist and/or announcer, greeter and/or ushers and to host fellowship time, as well as to sponsor the chancel flowers.
Please sign up to serve your congregation!
Welcome to the website of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ in northwest Chicago.
We are so happy that you have made your way to our website!
We hope that as you explore our website, you will want to come and worship with us, then hear us welcome you with our welcome song at fellowship time!
The Congregational Church of Jefferson Park is people of faith who loves music, serving their community, the rich traditions of a church founded in 1861, and the incredible involvement of the children , youth, and young adults. We also enjoy congregational parties, adult religious discussion groups, and fun-filled fund raisers.
We are an intentionally open and affirming congregation. We welcome persons of every age, gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, political affiliation, economic and social status, educational background, physical or mental disability, faith background, marital standing, and family structure.
We hope that we can be a place for you as you grow in your spiritual journey and that you come to learn from us as we look forward to learning from you.