United Church of Rogers Park

United Church of Rogers ParkThe United Church of Rogers Park (UCRP)  has been our Sister Church for several years. Helping with the Summer Camp for neighborhood children has been a week-long mission of the DGFUMC junior high youth for more than 10 years. The Missions, Justice and Community work area has provided financial support to UCRP through the Rainbow Covenant and other financial donations.

One of the benefits of being United Methodist is the way we work together to be in mission all around the world. The first, foundation level of mission outreach is through the “apportionment” giving that is a part of our regular church budget. The second, “extra” level of mission giving is through the “Rainbow Covenant” which allows us as a congregation to select specific ministries and mission projects for our congregation’s support. The Rainbow white band is for a Sister Church of our choosing, which is UCRP.  

In the summer, our youth group went to UCRP to assist with Summer Camp. Adult members of DGFUMC can also be of service to UCRP. Always, our sister church needs financial contributions to help with overdue building repairs and to support its extensive community outreach programs. Watch DGFUMC communications for specific dates and times as opportunities to help at UCRP are announced. Here are some projects our church members have completed in recent years: 

  • Helped build raised garden beds in the expanding on-site Children’s Teaching Garden
  • Volunteered at the UCRP Community Feast – which provides a free meal to 80-100 neighbors
  • Volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository with the “credit” going to UCRP to ensure their continued supply of food for the weekly Sunday night Community Feast
  • Made donations to the UCRP New to You thrift shop – clothes for men, women and children, as well as books, housewares, toys, jewelry, etc.
  • Sponsored one or more children at Summer Camp
  • Made personal online purchases through UMC Market with a percentage of each purchase contributed to UCRP, at no additional cost to you. www.umcmarket.org
  • Donated to the church and/or the Teaching Garden Rebuild. To donate, mail a check directly to UCRP or make a check out to DGFUMC and notate “UCRP” or “UCRP Garden.”

United Church of Rogers Park 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago Illinois, 60626   (773) 761-2500

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