Here’s a list of the remaining August activities planned for church fun while Pastor Julian is on sabbatical. Please check this list, the church calendar, and the outgoing phone message (773-363-8142 ext. 4) for updates. Each event is also posted on the church’s Facebook page. Unless otherwise noted, please RSVP to Valerie by email, text, or by voice after 5:00 PM weekdays.

From Valerie, our Summer Fun Coordinator:

We are winding down this Summer of fun and celebrating community with two more Saturday events. All of our events meet CDC guidelines by default because 6-10 people participate and they are outside or on Zoom.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21: Lunch on the Beach! The church will buy lunch for all those who come and RSVP (thanks to the pastor’s sabbatical grant). We will meet at the church at 11:00 AM to car pool to Rainbow Beach. So far, the Mayfields and I are feasting and playing in the sand. Please e-mail me your RSVP by Wednesday August 25.

SUNDAY PICNICS, 4:00 PM: Our new location for the 4 pm picnic is fabulous! There are benches in a shaded, wide-open grassy area. It is in the park by Amanda’s Garden at the end of Kenwood Ave. just south of 56th Street, next to Ray School. It’s across the street from Andrew’s house, so good bet he’ll be there. We have such a delightful time that some of us are talking about continuing the picnics into September. (Beware— Valerie usually brings a sweet treat she has baked from scratch to share with whoever attends!)

Seven UChurch members pose for a photo during the lakefront walk Saturday, August 7.
A few hearty souls faced the hot weather and took a walk along the lakefront after coffee, tea, and snacks at the Havens’ on August 7.