Sunday Worship

June 02, 2024

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 nursery – 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. 6th-12th grade youth also participate in a weekly gathering on Sunday evenings at our Ministry Center. Please email Pete Blodgett, Director of Discipleship for Children and Youth. with any questions for or more information.





Live by the Spirit
Galatians 5:19-26
Michelle Dodson





Give Here



NCO’s Largest Fundraiser: Race Against Gun Violence | Thursday, June 6; 6:30 pm
Join Team NCO and help meet our goal of raising $30,000 to continue our work to cultivate safe, restorative spaces for our youth & neighbors in greater Bronzeville. All team members are asked to fundraise a minimum of $100.Our efforts culminate in a race and team celebration in Grant Park. Click here to join Team NCO!

New Giving Options
In addition to online giving, giving at the welcome table, or mailing your offering to the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove; Chicago, IL 60653), there are now have two more ways to give: download the Church Center app to manage your giving or text any dollar amount to 84321. Thank you for your generosity!

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.

Journey | Sundays; 4:00-5:30 PM
Journey is our gathering for 6th-12th grades where we grow in community and in God’s Word together. We meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S Cottage Grove). We would love to see your student there! Reach out to Pete Blodgett for more details.

Help with Cleaning Communion Cups this Year
Would you be willing to take the communion cups home to wash and treat them once or twice this year? Please sign up for a date that works for you. We will send you a reminder on the Friday before.

PATS (Prayer Around The Schools) | Saturday, June 1; 9:00 AM
We’ll meet at Kennicott (4434 S. Lake Park) and then pray while walking around our neighborhood schools. Sign up to attend a couple times over the next few months.

Graduate Sunday | June 2
Are you graduating this year? We’d like to celebrate you! All graduates welcome…from Kindergarten to PhD! We’ll recognize you and then enjoy cake after service!

1st Sunday Potluck | Sunday, June 2; after service
For this potluck the theme is Backyard BBQ. There are some suggestions in the spreadsheet, but feel free free to change the spreadsheet and bring whatever you’d like. Please sign up here to bring something!

Congregational Meeting | June 9; after service
Please join us for a facility update and prayer after the service.

Summer Book Discussions | June 18, July 16, and August 20; 7:00 PM
We invite you to register for our summer book study as we read Marva Dawn’s Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, a book that aligns beautifully with our church’s focus on embracing the Sabbath in 2024.

Race and Racial Justice Class | Wednesdays, June 19, 26, and July 10; 6:30-7:45 pm
Joe Lim will teach this college-level class on theological and philosophical approaches to race and racial justice at the church ministry center (3627 S. Cottage Grove). More information and registration can be found here.

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!

Community Prayer Night | Wednesday, September 4; 6:00 PM
Save the date! You don’t want to miss this combined time of worship and prayer.