As we head into February, we are collecting McKinley Love Letters from anyone who is willing to share. We miss seeing you, and thanks to the wonders of tech, we have ways to see and hear from you despite our physical locations. In preparation for the upcoming Stewardship season, we are collecting as many short […]
Join us for in-person worship at 9 a.m. and/or virtually at 11 a.m.! The 9 a.m. service is followed by informal conversation. The 11 a.m. service features music and art. All are welcome!
Sunday’s service will use prayers written by Native American Indigenous people and a sung communion service by LGBTQIA Methodist activist and musician Mark A. Miller. Join us: in-person at 9 a.m. and virtually at 11 a.m.
In the fourth chapter of Mark, verse 28 and following, Jesus reminds us how actions that we take through habit and without much thought sometimes surprise us. When have your everyday efforts yielded unexpected results? Join Pastor Heidi and the worship team for quiet worship in person at 9 a.m. and/or virtually at 11 for […]
How does one “grieve the Holy Spirit?” In Mark 3:20-29, Jesus suggests that failing to name or admit to injustice witnessed or experienced is the sin that grieves the Spirit of God. Join Pastor Heidi as she explores this troubling passage on “binding the strong man.” This is a communion Sunday. Throughout the summer Heidi […]
We feel God’s breath, wind, and Spirit, but do we hear God in the words of those who are different from us? This Pentecost Sunday we will celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and consider the Spirit’s power to help us listen to other voices. Remember to wear red (the color symbolizing Pentecost)!
Join us for worship this Sunday as we focus on Living Faithfully with Mother Earth. We are blessed to have the Rev. Cindy Shepherd, the Central Illinois Outreach Director of Faith in Place, returning to lead us in worship this week as Heidi enjoys some rest and relaxation. You’ll find us on Facebook Live or on the McKinley […]
Each year, in the Revised Common Lectionary, the first Sunday of Lent includes the story of the temptation of Jesus in the desert. This year, in Mark, Jesus is in the desert with the wild beasts. Also this year is the covenant story of Noah and the ark. In what ways has your pandemic wilderness […]