MISSION STATEMENT

Pursuing worship, service, and communities of justice, we are the Presbytery of Chicago, flourishing together by relating people, neighbors, and churches to one another in Christ Jesus.

Chicago Presbytery took action in 2019 to become a Matthew 25 Presbytery — one of 93 presbyteries in the PC(USA) to do so. We are working to dismantle systemic poverty, dismantle structural racism, and build up congregational vitality.

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We live in a time of great transition in our churches and culture. Transitional Ministry Education is not limited to those presently engaged in or inquiring about the nature of transitional ministry.  Anyone interested in learning about transitions in ministry is welcome to apply. 
http://synodma.org/transitional-ministry-education

We live in a time of great transition in our churches and culture. Transitional Ministry Education is not limited to those presently engaged in or inquiring about the nature of transitional ministry. Anyone interested in learning about transitions in ministry is welcome to apply.
http://synodma.org/transitional-ministry-education
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Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills, IL and Fourth Presbyterian Church  invite you to be part of a curated journey to locations central to our nation’s civil rights movement from October 18-27.

This ten-day pilgrimage to the South promises to deliver a deeper understanding of and insights into the historic movers and movements of the historic and ongoing civil rights struggles as we learn personal stories, visit museums and historical sites and experience cultural immersion.

Learn more on our website.

Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills, IL and Fourth Presbyterian Church invite you to be part of a curated journey to locations central to our nation’s civil rights movement from October 18-27.

This ten-day pilgrimage to the South promises to deliver a deeper understanding of and insights into the historic movers and movements of the historic and ongoing civil rights struggles as we learn personal stories, visit museums and historical sites and experience cultural immersion.

Learn more on our website.
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On Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights  welcomed Rev. Rebekah Anderson as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families.

On Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights welcomed Rev. Rebekah Anderson as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families. ...

The presbytery's Mental Health Committee invites you to view “The Peanut Butter Falcon” about Zak’s dream for a different life, as well as “Remember the Titans,” based on a true story about overcoming the indignity of school segregation.

Jesus on behaving as God’s children: “Be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:36)

The presbytery`s Mental Health Committee invites you to view “The Peanut Butter Falcon” about Zak’s dream for a different life, as well as “Remember the Titans,” based on a true story about overcoming the indignity of school segregation.

Jesus on behaving as God’s children: “Be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:36)
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@villagechurchnb is looking for a Director of Music. 

The part-time Director of Music leads and develops the music ministry of the Village Church with a primary emphasis on the traditional music program and ensembles. A key role of the Music Director is to help inspire congregants to make a joyful noise to the Lord, to worship God in Spirit and in truth, and to join in God’s mission in everyday life.

Find the job description on our website.

@villagechurchnb is looking for a Director of Music.

The part-time Director of Music leads and develops the music ministry of the Village Church with a primary emphasis on the traditional music program and ensembles. A key role of the Music Director is to help inspire congregants to make a joyful noise to the Lord, to worship God in Spirit and in truth, and to join in God’s mission in everyday life.

Find the job description on our website.
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@first_pres_wilmette is looking for a Director of Church and Community Engagement. This half-time position will help FPCW achieve its mission to Experience God, Grow Disciples, and Transform Lives by helping to generate engagement among existing and new members and the community.  This position will serve as a connector between visitors and the church, a connector between committees, a connector between staff and volunteers, a connector to the community, and a connector for members across ministry areas.

Find the job description on our website!

@first_pres_wilmette is looking for a Director of Church and Community Engagement. This half-time position will help FPCW achieve its mission to Experience God, Grow Disciples, and Transform Lives by helping to generate engagement among existing and new members and the community. This position will serve as a connector between visitors and the church, a connector between committees, a connector between staff and volunteers, a connector to the community, and a connector for members across ministry areas.

Find the job description on our website!
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Morton Grove Community Church presents: Reformed Theology for Former Catholics

Wednesday, April 17, from 7pm to 8:30pm
Jubilee Hall, Morton Grove Community Church
8944 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL

Conversation hosted by Rev. Beth Guzman

Morton Grove Community Church presents: Reformed Theology for Former Catholics

Wednesday, April 17, from 7pm to 8:30pm
Jubilee Hall, Morton Grove Community Church
8944 Austin Ave, Morton Grove, IL

Conversation hosted by Rev. Beth Guzman
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Gather with others across the area and our presbytery to hear New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis offer a talk on his new book "The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy" at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E Chestnut Street) on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm. He’ll be joined in conversation by Executive Presbyter Craig Howard.  In this new work, Wallis explores Christians can draw on the biblical witness to counter the idolatries of white supremacy and autocracy. A book signing opportunity will follow the event.

Gather with others across the area and our presbytery to hear New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis offer a talk on his new book "The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy" at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E Chestnut Street) on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm. He’ll be joined in conversation by Executive Presbyter Craig Howard. In this new work, Wallis explores Christians can draw on the biblical witness to counter the idolatries of white supremacy and autocracy. A book signing opportunity will follow the event. ...

Get ready for the coming growing season at the 4th annual Gardeners’ Exchange!
Come cultivate skills to become “Stewards of the Earth”!
Join the fun on Saturday, 4/13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morgan Park Presbyterian Church!

Bring any seeds you have to share and take home seeds you need as we “Seed Swap”! Bring usable tools/garden supplies you no longer need and take home something you can use! Free seedlings, too! Browse and learn at fabulous information tables and attend great workshops! Children’s activities, family activities and more!

For more information and to view the workshop schedule, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/StewardsOfTheEarth

Get ready for the coming growing season at the 4th annual Gardeners’ Exchange!
Come cultivate skills to become “Stewards of the Earth”!
Join the fun on Saturday, 4/13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morgan Park Presbyterian Church!

Bring any seeds you have to share and take home seeds you need as we “Seed Swap”! Bring usable tools/garden supplies you no longer need and take home something you can use! Free seedlings, too! Browse and learn at fabulous information tables and attend great workshops! Children’s activities, family activities and more!

For more information and to view the workshop schedule, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/StewardsOfTheEarth
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EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, AND MORE…

This Week's Blog

Read this week’s blog “Should More Congregations Collaborate?”
from our Executive Presbyter,
Rev. Dr. Craig Howard

Prayer for Peace

This prayer is written by the Presbytery’s Ecumenical and Interreligious Workgroup.

Holy God of All Creation, hear the cries of your people. The world is reeling and our hearts are breaking at the death, suffering and violence that is happening in Israel and Palestine. 

From Craig Howard

“From Craig Howard” is a weekly blog written by Executive Presbyter, Dr. Craig M. Howard.

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