Dropbox Link for Marriage Equality Documents

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

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Background information about the Marriage Equality Task Force

Last spring, persons approached the clergy about conducting a marriage ceremony and requesting their participation.  These couples have been together in same sex unions and knew the effective date of …
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Begin Well….Welcoming the McCoys

The Rev. Dr. Myron and Karen McCoy

On July 1, First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple  welcomed Rev. Myron McCoy as our new Senior Pastor. As we focus on “beginning well”, let each of us ask the question: “What can …
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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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The Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy appointed as Senior Pastor

Greetings from the Staff-Parish Relations Committee!

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It is our pleasure to announce that Bishop Sally Dyck and her Cabinet have appointed the Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy as the new Senior …
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Four Goals For 2014

By Dr. Phil Blackwell

We should know soon who the Bishop and Cabinet are appointing to be the next senior minister at the Chicago Temple. Our congregation’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee has been working for over a year to make the transition a smooth one. It is my #1 goal, too.

I sense that the best thing we can do …
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Stewardship Message from Rev. David Lagos-Fonseca Ben Franklin, John Wesley and Stewardship

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By Rev. David Lagos-Fonseca

Did you know that three out of four Americans believe the Bible teaches ‘God helps those who help themselves?’ I recall a Bible study where I asked everyone to recite their favorite Bible verse. One person quoted Ben Franklin above. Franklin’s wisdom at first may not sound all that counter-Biblical, but in fact it is. …
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Lightening the Load of the Homeless

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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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Dr. Phil Blackwell Announces His Retirement

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By Dr. Phil Blackwell

Dear members and friends of the Temple,

I share with you my intention to retire on June 30, 2014. By then I will be 70 years old and completing my 45th year in active ministry. There is no intrigue involved. I am feeling well, and I am as excited about ministry and finding more satisfaction in …
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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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