News and articles
Rev. Claude and Denise King moving onThe Rev. Claude and Denise King plan to make preparations for their next life assignment: to serve at Olympia Fields United Methodist Church. Rev. King's post as senior pastor is effective July 1, 2013. Join us on Sunday, June 19 for a farewell celebration in James Parlor at 12:15 p.m.
'My Journey with ALS': A Person's Testimony
By Christine Jasch
Disability has always been present in my life. My father had ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). When I was 10 years old, my aunt, my father's sister, was diagnosed with ALS. It was then that we discovered that ALS ran in our family. My cousin – my aunt's son – passed away in 2003. I've lived with the knowledge that someday my brother, my sister or I might be faced with the same fate. I chose a career where I worked with disability every day, and I married a man with a disability. Disability, for me, has been the norm. My husband Ken and I lived a normal life (college, jobs, parenthood, home ownership) until he passed away unexpectedly in 2009.
Resounding Pipes: Oh, the joy!
By Barry Wenger
What are those new sounds in the sanctuary? They are sounds from the pipe organ that have been "off-line" for 5-10 years.
An opportunity arose in February for more work to be done to our grand Harris Memorial pipe organ built by E. M. Skinner. In 2012, we had raised about $25,000 for the organ project; so on Saturday, Feb. 22, about 15 volunteers gathered to remove more than 850 organ pipes. The pipes ranged from 8 feet long to the size of a pencil. We saved nearly $10,000 in labor costs through the work of our wonderful volunteers consisting of Chicago Temple members and friends. We thank you for your time and energy.
Teams look to address issues from economic justice to marriage equality
By Rev. Wendy Witt
The Temple Justice Ministry team is hard at work addressing a variety of issues that are of critical interest and importance to our members and communities. As we do our work, we seek to dig beneath the surface and to get at the deeper systemic, root causes of many of the problems plaguing our families and neighborhoods.