Getting Involved

Friendship Community Place is the Not For Profit organization started by Friendship Presbyterian Church in order to create a sustainable community center and space for community engagement around issues of justice, equity and innovation. The Friendship Community Place Board is made up of visionary and creative leaders, some of who serve on Session, who are working together to imagine the future of Friendship Presbyterian Church including fostering partnerships with other organizations and planning for our future location. If you would like to be involved in this work contact Pastor Shawna at: revshawna@fpcchicago.org.

The Worship Team meets regularly to curate and implement worship themes, liturgy and visual arts. If you would like to join the Worship Team please contact Pastor Shawna at: revshawna@fpcchicago.org. If you would like to bake or buy bread for communion, provide snacks for fellowship time or help with hospitality please contact Jim Lifton at: jimlifton@sbcglobal.net

The Racial Justice + Action Team plans and facilitates our quarterly community conversations at the intersections of theology, justice and community engagement. They also meet regularly to support one another in antiracism work, have book discussions and develop resources to engage our congregation in racial and social justice. If you would like to join us in the work of justice or in other missional work we’re doing please contact Teresa Groat at: twogrtboyz@sbcglobal.net

Friendship partners with The Night Ministry (a Chicago based organization that provides medical, housing, and nourishment to the homeless communities in the city) twice a month to provide meals for the Health Outreach Bus in Uptown and the Crib (a shelter for youth and young adults in Lakeview). To get involved in these ministries, contact Kathy Stear at: krstear@aol.com for more info on the Crib and Emily Sutton at sutgrp@gmail.com to find out more about the Outreach Health Bus!

If you are interested in engaging in our collaborative work with any of our partner organizations, click here to learn more!

If you would like to attend a New Member Class or meet with Rev. Shawna or another Church Leader to learn more about Friendship, please contact Pastor Shawna at: revshawna@fpcchicago.org.

For specific dates of upcoming events check out our calendar and sign up for our e-news! If you have ideas or would like to explore something that is not listed here please share your ideas with Pastor Shawna!