Social Justice Ministry

23Oct 2012

For free. Right here. Right now. The entire 43-minute documentary. Many thanks to Sojourners for giving us a call and allowing Pastor Julian to help share commentary on the issue of poverty. Let’s keep working and praying on this! [youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://youtu.be/zZxjb4gB93A[/youtube]

28Sep 2012

  Title: SCREENING of “The Line” film (w/ Discussion + Free Meal) Location: Fellowship Hall Start Time: 7pm for a Free Meal; Film will begin at 7:30 (lasts 30 minutes), with discussion to follow Date: October 9, 2012 Link out: Click here Description: The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or […]

13Mar 2012

Gloria Vicente Kanu is a missionary with Guatemalan Cultural Action (ACG), a youth and communications worker, AND a member of University Church! She has been working for years now to help bring stability to that region of the world, our congregation has been in full support of her, and now she is hosting a live […]

16Jan 2012

We are inviting all of you to consider being a part of a delegation from University Church to attend this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 23-26 in Washington, DC.  Our delegation will be joining with hundreds of other people from across the country addressing issues that relate to social justice and our response as Christians.  […]

16Dec 2011

by Barb Havens I don’t have statistics regarding this, but I’m sure that North Americans are the largest consumers in the world.  Consumption is our middle name — from food to clothes to televisions to computers to EVERYTHING. For most of my life I purchased those goods without any thought of the source of those goods and […]

16Dec 2011

by the Angola Partnership Group We have received a letter of appreciation from Rev. Jose and Eva Chipenda acknowledging the impact of our University Church partnership with IECA (Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola. As forwarded to Rev. Jorge Morales, the Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference–UCC, we also want to share it with everyone at […]

27Nov 2011

University Church has a long history of commitment to international partnerships that reflect our mission “to act for justice and to respect creation” by reaching out to brothers and sisters in Christ beyond our immediate community and nation. For a decade now, University Church has been in partnership with the Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola […]

11Mar 2011

I went this year thinking it would be my last. I didn’t expect much from the weekend. I went to put closure on something into which for ten years I had invested myself. It had felt as though interest at University Church had waned; it was time for me to find something more local to […]