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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Special Announcement

Special Announcement On Sunday, Feb. 22, during the worship services, Kirk Twiss, chair of the Finance Committee and Nancy Renick, co-chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee made a special announcement. Below is the transcript of the announcement and the prayer that Rev. Myron McCoy offered following the announcement. Please stay tuned for an announcement of an all …
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Lent at the Chicago Temple

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, is the first day of Lent. We will have imposition of ashes during Holy Communion 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; 12 p.m. worship service and 6 p.m. worship service.

Wednesday Lenten Sermon Series

Join us on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. throughout the Lenten season as we …
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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

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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