Check out all the ways you can get involved at Friendship!
Friendship Community Place
FCP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Worship Team meets regularly to curate and implement worship themes, liturgy, and visual arts. During the pandemic, the Worship Team is meeting on Zoom to discuss how to make create the most engaging worship experience while we’re online. If you would like to join the Worship Team please contact Pastor Shawna at email@example.com.
Racial Justice Study + Action Group
The Racial Justice Study + 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 Pastor Shawna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Night Ministry
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 Wicker Park). During the pandemic, we have pared down our Health Outreach Bus team to essential folks only, and we are currently ordering meals to be delivered to The Crib. If you’d like to donate to Friendship to help cover the costs of these activities, you can click the button below to do so!
After the pandemic, we will revisit the structure of these teams and are excited to welcome new folks to them!
Queer Dinner Group
Friendship’s Book Club meets monthly to discuss books at the intersections of faith + justice. For our first gathering, we will read “Under the Rainbow” by Celia Lasky. We will meet on Zoom on January 28 at 7pm. This gathering will be hosted and led by Jodi Johnson. At that meeting we will determine a hosting/reading schedule together.
Our Queer Dinner group meets on the fourth Friday of every month. Pre-pandemic, we would gather at a member’s home for dinner. During the pandemic, we gather on Zoom for a drink. Typically, each gathering is centered around a theme or question that allows us to think critically and then discuss our lived experiences as members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you’re interested in joining the Queer Dinner Group, reach out to Kasey at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have ideas or would like to explore something that is not listed here please share your ideas with Pastor Shawna!
For specific dates of upcoming activities, view our calendar! To get the Zoom links for our gatherings, sign up for our e-news!