Sunday Worship

February 12, 2023

We worship at 10:00 am at Kennicott Park (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.) or online. Masks are optional. We offer Kid City children’s ministry for Pre-K – 5th grade; they are also welcome to remain in the service.

Children are essential participants in the life of our church. They are not the future of the church, they are the church today! Parents and caregivers can expect children’s classes for Pre-K – 5th grade and nursery for the little ones during the sermon portion of the service. On the first Sunday of each month our children remain in the worship service and there will be a children’s message. Middle School children also participate in a weekly discipleship class on Sunday evenings at our Ministry Center. Please email Pete Blodgett, Director of Family, Youth, and Children Ministries with any questions for or more information.

Today's sermon:

Responding to Profoundly Unconditional Love
Isaiah 58:11-12
Minister Won Kim

Today's songs:



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Friday Facility Prayer Call | 7:00-7:15 AM
Join us on Zoom each Friday morning as we pray for our search for a permanent facility.

Bible Study | Wednesday, February 8; 6:15 PM
Join us as we continue our study of the book of Nehemiah. Kevin Swanson will lead us through chapter 3. It’s never too late to get involved! If you have any questions, feel free to email Won.

PATS (Prayer Around The Schools) | Saturday, February 4; 9:00 AM
Join us for a prayer walk around our neighborhood schools. Meet in front of Kennicott (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.)

1st Sunday Potluck | Sunday, February 5; after service
One way that we can lean into community is to share a meal together. Bring a favorite dish of yours to share and hang around for lunch with your church family.

Journey Gathering | Sunday, February 5; 4:00-5:30 PM
Journey Gatherings are a place where students in grades 6-12 grow in community and in faith as we have fun and studying God’s Word together. We meet every Sunday at the Ministry Center. Reach out to Pete Blodgett for more info.

Children’s & Youth Ministry Training | Sunday, February 12; after service
This training is for anyone who is currently serving or is interested in serving in the future. We’ll be revisiting the purpose and roles of our children’s and youth ministries, as well as going through our new policy manual. The training will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and lunch will be provided. For more info, contact Pete Blodgett

Church Planting Lunch and Prayer | Sunday, February 19; 12:00 PM
Join Kaitlin and Hana Sobeck-Kim for a church planting update focused on where God is calling them to plant. We will also spend time listening in prayer. Please sign-up at the information table or email

Faith & Politics Mayoral Forum | Sunday, February 19; 4:00-6:00 PM
The Chicago Partnership & The AND Campaign are hosting a mayoral forum at Progressive Baptist Church (3658 S. Wentworth). In preparation, we have been asked to give feedback to determine what candidates to invite and what questions should be asked. Please take a few minutes to complete this Mayoral Election Survey

Journey Ice Skating | Sunday, February 19; 4pm
Journey students are having an ice skating party! We’ll be meeting at the Midway Plaisance Skating Rink (1130 Midway Plaisance) at 4pm, and then walking to the Wright’s house for dinner and games. Bring $7 for skate rental and dress warm! We’ll be wrapping up around 6pm. Email Pete Blodgett ( for more info, including the Wright’s address.

Ash Wednesday Service | Wednesday, February 22; 6:30PM
Join us at West Point Baptist (3566 S. Cottage Grove) as we begin the Lentin season.

Women’s Tea | Saturday, February 25; 1:00PM
Yeena Yoo is hosting the women for an afternoon tea. Save the date! More details soon.

Facility Update | Sunday, February 26; 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Join us for lunch and financial next steps for the potential purchase of the Saint Ambrose property. Everyone is invited and members are expected to participate. Those unable to join in-person can participate on Zoom.

Newcomers Lunch | Sunday, March 12; after service
If you are new or newer to the church and haven’t been to a Newcomers Lunch, please plan on joining us for a chance to get to know more about the church, meet some of the staff and ask any questions you’ve been wanting to ask…all while enjoying lunch together.

Marriage Retreat | Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7
Registration for the marriage retreat is now open. We encourage couples to sign up as soon as they can. New Community Bronzeville is committed to 10 couples attending the retreat at Covenant Harbor. At the end of February, if we’ve not reached our goal, we will make the retreat available to couples from another church though NCC couples will still be able to register as space is available. Read more…

Grief Group | days and times TBD
Many of us have suffered losses over the last year or two. Would you be interested in forming a grief group to support one another? We’ll use our first meeting to figure out schedules and needs. Please email Linda if you are interested.

Men’s Purity Group | Tuesdays; 7:45 PM
We are starting a closed group to maintain accountability toward sexual purity and abstaining from compulsive sexual behavior including, but not limited to any form of sex outside of marriage. The fellowship exists to share experience, learning, strength, victory and hope with each other. The group will meet weekly, open with prayer and a brief reading(s), then individual shares [optional for first timers] and a closing ritual and prayer. We will meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove Ave.). If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to email us at

Church Database UPDATE
Do we have your most up-to-date contact information? Are you getting text alerts from the church? If you weren’t around to stop by the last couple Sundays, please email us with the your name and phone number.

Kid City – Teachers Needed
We are still in need of two additional Pre-K teachers and one Elementary teacher. You can shadow a current teacher to get the feel for it. Training and encouragement is always available! Please contact Pete Blodgett for more details.

Volunteering with Young Life South Side
Are you interested in mentoring high school or middle school kids on the Southside of Chicago? Ready to be as impacted as you make an impact on young lives? Looking for Christian community? Consider volunteering with Young Life South Side Chicago by filling out this interest form and we will get back to you!

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