This Week’s Newsletter



Sunday, June 17:

            Sermon: Celina Varela

            Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 7:37-39

            Lectionary: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34

Youth Group: Meet at Ministry Center (535 Custer) at 5 pm. See note below.

News from the Church Office

Youth Group: We will be taking a break from regular meetings this summer with some fun outings planned now and then. This Sunday, we will meet at the Ministry Center at 5 pm and walk over to YoFresh to hang out together. Talk to Celina if you have any questions.

For Parents: This summer, children in grades K-5 will be learning more about the Bible: how it was put together, the types of literature and messages the Bible contains, etc. During our time together, children will be learning the books of the Old Testament and New Testament through song. If you are interested in singing with them at home, please contact the church office for the links. ~Celina Varela

RPC Friends and Family

Poor People’s Campaign Rally: Attend a PPC rally and march Monday, June 18 at 6 pm at the Wilson and Lakeshore Viaducts in Uptown. At 7 pm we will move to People’s Church (941 W Laurence Ave in Uptown) for a Justice Revival. Join us as we call out injustices, lift up the voices of the poor and join hands with faith leaders all across the state. This service closes out 40 days of Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action. Rami Nashashibi from Inner-City Muslim Action Network will deliver a special message.

Poor People’s Campaign Watch Party: Connect with others in the PPC across the nation as we watch a livestream of the “Truthful Tuesday Teach-In” broadcast from Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 19 at Grace Lutheran Church (1430 South Blvd) from 6:30-8:30 pm. Participate in conversation, refreshments, and reflection together. This event will feature a lineup of expert educators on topics related to the weekly themes of the Poor Peoples Campaign.

World Relief Chicago Fundraiser: World Relief Chicago is having a 30-day fundraising campaign that ends on June 30. Would you consider supporting World Relief’s work and help us continue assisting vulnerable refugees and immigrants? If so, please visit this link to make a contribution: Stutz

RPC Classifieds

Job Available: MCC Great Lakes is seeking a Peace & Justice Coordinator. This person will provide leadership to regional peace and justice programs related to the Mennonite Central Committee strategic priorities of restorative justice, immigration, dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery, gun violence prevention, countering militarism and undoing racism and sexism. Responsibilities include speaking in churches, planning and leading learning tours. This full-time salaried position will be located in Goshen, Ind., and has education, networking and capacity-building components with MCC’s diverse constituency in the Great Lakes region. For a full job description, go here: deadline is June 12.


Menno Haven Prayer: Hi friends, I want to let you know that I have changed our church’s day to pray for Menno Haven to Fridays! We will be more in sync with the letter the camp sends about prayer requests, needs and news. Please put Menno Haven on your prayer list for Fridays! ~Melanie Freisinger