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

Citypak

On Saturday, Nov. 30, during Thanksgiving weekend, the CITYPAK Project will distribute 150 uniquely designed backpacks to homeless and indigent guests at the weekly meal hosted by the Chicago Temple’s Homeless and Indigent Ministry. The CITYPAK Project was founded by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Ron Kaplan in 2012; after seeing many homeless Chicagoans struggling to …
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Where do you fit on the Temple Team?

Wendy Witt
By Rev. Wendy A. Witt

It’s Homecoming time! It is the launch of a new season of activities, ministries, and programs at the Temple. Some are new, some are continuing. All are exciting. This year the theme of our Homecoming Celebration is “Tailgating.” Appropriate given the start of football season, but an interesting theme for a church event, you might …
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Cheerleaders, tailgating, reunion banners…STOP!

Brenda Russell
By Brenda Russell, Church Council Chair

If you’re like me, that version of Homecoming brings anxiety – people you thought you’d never see again, now only older, less attractive and more obnoxious!

No, Homecoming at Chicago Temple is a far, far better experience and not just because we don’t have bleachers. Homecoming is the opportunity for an ingathering of all of …
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