Rock and Roll Marathon-Sunday, July 19

Traffic Alert! Sunday, July 19 is the Rock and Roll Half Marathon/10K. There will be street closures and parking restrictions.

 

Visit the interactive map for closure times and planning your route to church.

Love Wins; U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

gay-pride flagIn a landmark opinion announced June 26, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5 to 4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

In writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said gay and lesbian couples had a fundamental right to …
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UMW’S NEW MISSION OUTREACH

United Methodist Women (UMW) has been stepping outside its usual role of raising money for mission to places both far and near to taking a more active role in doing mission here at the Chicago Temple.

 

Earlier this year, when Youth Minister Jordan Harper spoke at a UMW meeting and told about the growing youth …
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Update on the Parking around the Temple

 

Construction has moved east of Clark St. on Washington St., which means we are no longer allowed to park on either side of Washington St. We still Need YOUR Help: Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity!

The Temple has a wonderful opportunity to increase its visibility among visitors, tourists, residents and workers within the …
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Loop Link

In mid-March the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) began construction on “Loop Link”. Loop Link is “a modern transportation upgrade on Washington, Madison, Clinton and Canal that will move people efficiently through the Loop while improving connections between Chicago’s neighborhoods and the jobs and attractions of the central business district,” according to looplink.com. This means …
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Marriage Equality Vote Results

After many months of prayerful, thoughtful consideration and all church meetings, the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple congregation has decided to affirm the marriage equality proposal now that same gender marriages are legal in the state of Illinois. The final congregational vote count was 173 in favor of the marriage equality policy, …
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Dropbox Link for Marriage Equality Documents

Below is a link to the documents being presented at the various meetings:

marriage equality documents

First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple to Decide Whether to Support Marriage Equality September 13 – 14, 2014 – Please Vote!

We have important dates in the life of our congregation coming up soon and you …
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Our Story with Silk Road Rising

Click below to watch a video detailing the story between The Chicago Temple and Silk Road Rising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1IQmbFTAKo

a message from Malik and Jamil about the film and the Theater’s relationship to The Temple:

“We want to share with you our just released documentary film about Silk Road Rising’s relationship with FUMC at …
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Lightening the Load of the Homeless Continues

Citypak

Over the last couple of years, the Chicago Temple Homeless Ministry has been able to provide CITYPAKs–large, sturdy, versatile backpacks specially designed to meet the needs of homeless people–to guests at our weekly Saturday breakfasts at Grace Place. In 2013, the CITYPAK Project distributed 150 uniquely designed backpacks to homeless and indigent guests at the weekly …
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