Join us as we celebrate pride! Our theme this year is, “Solidarity: Standing on the Side of Love.”
Join us for a pre-parade Dedication Worship and Communion, beginning at approximately 11:30am. The Parade Kicks off at Noon on June 29th from Montrose & Broadway. Our entry site number is #27.
Ecumenical Pride Worship Service June 22
CCWC will host a region-wide ecumenical Pride worship service on June 22 at 6pm at University Church, 5655 S. University Avenue in Chicago. Featured speakers will include Mr. John Adewoye, a Nigerian/American who is a former priest and the co-founder of Chicago LGBT Asylum Support Program (CLASP), as well as the founder of Courage Nigeria, The Center for Integration and Courageous Living; Rev. Jamie Frazier, founding pastor of The Lighthouse Church of Chicago; and Ms. Kooper Knebel, a transgender staff member on The Night Ministry’s Youth Outreach Team.
For additional information:
www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org or www.universitychurchchicago.org
Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Jennie Kitch (MCC) is co-hosting a NEW resource for the LGBT community.
Grief Support Group for the LGBT community is meeting at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday evenings from June 17-July 28 from 7pm – 8:30pm.
Meeting Location: 621 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Up for Auction: At Last
The stunning work of Doyle Chappell is up for auction during the upcoming marriage equality fundraising event, At Last, on May 30th, 2014. Event held at 5355 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
DOYLE CHAPPELL is a portrait artist who paints in a distinctively contemporary style, creating colorful works that are the antithesis of dull, ancestral-type portraits. From the beginning of his art studies at the University of Texas, Chappell prefered painting people to other subjects. His sensitive depictions reflect those intangible qualities that motivate and define each individual. Admirers of Chappells portraits have observed that his paintings seem to reflect a kind of inner spirit that expresses much more than the surface appearance. He finds all ages to have special beauty. Although he has created numerous oil portraits, he presently works mostly in acrylic on canvas as that medium most suites the spontanious and painterly brushwork and heavy build up of layers of colors, on top of colors. His works are valued by serious art collectors, and his portraits are included in many private collections. Some of his favorite paintings are of “just plain folks”. Among the well known subjects Chappell has painted are Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson and wife of Virginia Senator Charles Robb, with her children; Senator and Mrs. Warren Magnuson; and actress Daryl Hannah. – See more at: http://www.achurch4me.org/at-last/#sthash.ymUuJCcC.l5AqU3JX.dpuf
For tickets to the At Last Fundraising Event:
Partnered with the Center on Halsted, ACT Ministry is conducting free HIV testing this Saturday, May 10th, from 10am until 2pm. Results are confidential and will be provided on the same day.
Testing is done at achurch4me, which is located at 1545 W. Morse Avenue, in Chicago.
1545 W. Morse Ave – Chicago
May 30th, 2014 / 6:30pm – 9:30pm / Atmosphere: 5355 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Metropolitan Community Church has been a major national force fighting for marriage equality for 46 years and now it’s time to celebrate marriage equality in Illinois!
Join us for a musical celebration created by Music Director Michael McBride, and featuring some of the best cabaret and theater performing artists in Chicago.
90% of the proceeds from the event will go to support the programs of A Church 4 Me MCC:
HIV/AIDS Prevention Ministry
Senior Support Group
Ongoing support of the Lakeview Pantry
Ongoing support of “The Crib”
10 % of all funds raised will go to support “The Crib” an overnight youth shelter in Lakeview run by The Night Ministry.
A Church 4 Me is creating a radically organic community where: love is a blessing, diversity a gift, worship a celebration, & life a journey.
Sunday, November 3, save the date and show up for BBQ Plate Lunch from Husky Hog BBQ and Presentation: What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare)
They are back – Husky Hog BBQ Plate lunches! They sold out in just 30 minutes last time!!!
Enjoy the fabulous pulled pork, slow cooked BBQ of Husky Hog after worship!
Plate includes Pulled Pork, bread, and coleslaw for $8, add a drink and dessert and it is $10. All money goes to support aChurch4Me MCC!
Hint – you can take it to go, or stay for a presentation on the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – plus a chance to sign up for Healthcare if you have not already!
Presentation on Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) at 1 pm with a chance to have questions answered from an expert!
The fun and outrageous Chicago version of THE GONG SHOW is Saturday, October 19, 8 pm at Club 3160, the Cabaret Bar at 3160 N. Clark in Boystown!
TALENT – SIGN UP FOR THE GONG SHOW here at the Events Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org! You can perform for FREE! Sign up so we can get you on the list!
Make sure you have a seat by reserving a VIP seat for only $10. Standing room is available. $5 suggested donation at the door. 21 and over only.
Every dollar raised from The Chicago Gong Show will benefit aChurch4Me MCC and The Crib, a homeless youth shelter in Boystown run by The Night Ministry.
Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 12 pm, be part of making history in Illinois!
The “March on Springfield” is part of a broad grassroots strategy to
In 1970, MCC Rev. Elder Troy Perry walked up to the courthouse in California and demanding marriage equality. It was the first time someone said what so many hoped and dreamed to experience in America. That one action in another generation and at another time has led to a global revolution. The time for Illinois is here. secure final passage of Senate Bill 10, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act,” already approved by the Illinois Senate.
Want to be there?!
Join other people of faith from Chicago and get ON the bus! Buy your bus tix today for this historic event!
Visit http://www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org/buses.php. The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches will arrange at least one bus to leave from a few key geographic locations. Broadway UMC in Lakeview is a confirmed pickup location.
For more information, visit
March at Facebook.com/MarchOnSpringfield
Support the movement with March on Springfield merchandise, including T-shirts, hats, mugs and much more, visit: www.cafepress.com/marchonspringfield
Saturday October 19, 9 am.
Members of the aChurch4Me MCC Community will be walking and there are TWO ways to sponsor the walkers.
1. $10 donation
2. Donating items to Family Rescue, a southside shelter.
• Art supplies (brushes, paint, clay, colored pencils)
• Family size toiletries
• Family size laundry detergent
• Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, 6)
• Household cleaning supplies
• Lotions, shampoos
• New underwear and socks (women and children sizes)
• Towels and wash cloths
• NEW backpacks and school supplies (scissors, glue, notebooks, folders, binders, calculators)
• Used cell phones
For more information on their organization, please visit their website at http://www.familyrescueinc.org/.
Please drop off either, or both, types of donations to aChurch4Me MCC, Sunday October 13!