United Church of Rogers Park
    United Methodist Church
1545 W. Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
773.761.2500 

Family Service 9:00 a.m.
Traditional Service 11:00 a.m.
Service of Song, Scripture &
      Prayer at 6:00 p.m.




Sunday Worship Services
Family Worship at 9:00 a.m
Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Service of Song, Scripture & Prayer at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services
Family Worship at 9:00 a.m
Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Service of Song, Scripture & Prayer at 6:00 p.m.
All Are Welcome!

A church for all of God's people, in the heart of the neighborhood- for over 100 years!

Our Mission Statement: .

United Church of Rogers Park United Methodist Church seeks, by thinking globally and

 acting locally, to make known God's love for persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual

 orientations,physical and mental abilities and economic classes.

United Church of Rogers Park is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network.

If you'd like more information please visit their website here!


Please see Current News  of recent updates for 28 April 2017

Sunday Worship, Focus, and Scriptures

All are welcome to our:

♦ 9 a.m. Family Sunday Worship Service;

♦ 10 a.m. Adult Bible Study and Children's Sunday School on the 2nd floor;

♦ 11 a.m. Traditional Sunday Services;

      [Communion served 1st and 3rd Sunday]

♦ 6 p.m. Sunday Service of Scripture, Song, and Prayer

      [following the 4-6 p.m. Community Meal on 3 floor].

For all worship service, please enter the sanctuary using the Ashland Blvd.

entrance [handicap accessible]. 

For all other programs, including the Bible Study and Sunday School, please use the 

Morse Avenue entrance.

♦ You are also invited to our Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [Morse 

             entrance].

Please call, text, or email Pastor Catiana for occasional weekly changes.  

♦ Parking is available free on Sundays at Byline Bank, two blocks west of the church at the
     northwest corner of Clark Street and Morse Avenue.

April is National Volunteer Month with continued into  LENT leading to HOLY WEEK and EASTER. National Volunteer Month is for appreciation is a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to be stewards and leaders of our community through volunteerism. As well as encourage others to the call of volunteerism in their church and community.


April 30 Third Sunday of Easter Native American Awareness Sunday

Luke 24:13-35
Meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus recognizing Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread.
May is Global Civility Awareness Month. Choosing civility is hard work and it is needed more so in our world where hate seems to be popping up.  May continues to the 6th Sunday after Easter by honoring ASCENSION - which commemorates the day that Jesus ascended into Heaven [Acts 1:1-11] after spending 40 days appearing to the disciples after Jesus’ resurrection.  The disciples thought Jesus was going to restore the earth to the Realm of Heaven, but instead, as Christ promised to send the Holy Spirit to give them power; Christ ascended into Heaven and disappeared in a cloud. Jesus is both human and divine, and the ascension is an illustration of Christ’s divine nature.

May 14 - Mother’s Day is a Day of Peace -  A Day To End All Wars.  


Mother’s Day is spelled with the apostrophe before the “s”.  The founder of the holiday felt "Mother's" should ‘be a singular possessive, for each family to honor its own mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world.’ " *  In 1872, Julia Ward Howe called for women to support disarmament. Her thoughts were that mothers of the American Civil War, whether from the Union or the Confederate side, had their son’s damaged from the plagues of war.  She wanted to unity mothers as a peace movement to end all wars.  In other words, Howe did not want to honor mothers but to organize mothers against war.  She wrote Appeal to Womanhood Throughout the World in 1870:


Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,

whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!


Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by

irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking

with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be

taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach

them of charity, mercy and patience.


We women of one country will be too tender of those of another

country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From

the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.

It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance

of justice.”


Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.

As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons

of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a

great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,

to bewail and commemorate the dead.


Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the

means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each

bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,

but of God.


In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a

general congress of women without limit of nationality may be

appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at

the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the

alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement

of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.


Howe was not successful in getting her holiday movement to be observed on 2 June. Instead, after her death, her daughter was able to get the modern day celebration at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 - a worship service of peace to prevent grieving mothers from war. In 1914, President Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.  


This was a not the original purpose behind Mother’s Day, especially when Hallmark Cards started selling cards for this holiday. Howe's daughter was unsuccessful getting the public to boycott Hallmark and to get the President to change his decreed. The commercialism of this holiday has silenced the true meaning of Mother’s Day - A Day of Peace - A Start to Stop All Wars.

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* From  Mother’s Day creator likely ‘spinning in her grave,’” by Louis Taylor of Vancouver Sun,  7 July 2008
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