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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New Appointment for Rev. David Lagos-Fonseca

Made by Todd Kibbey at 8:30 a.m. service & Nancy Renick at 11 a.m. service on March 1, 2015.

As co-chairs of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are here to announce that Bishop Sally Dyck and the Cabinet have appointed Rev. David Lagos-Fonseca as the new senior pastor of Our Savior’s United Methodist Church in …
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Chicago Temple’s Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Like many in this country today, we are praying for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri and cities all across this country. Like many, we are also confused that the police rules and regulations in Missouri would deem it appropriate to be able to shoot multiple times and kill an unarmed black teenager and then …
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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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