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 […]
This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday, the last Sunday before Lent. In Mark 9, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. While the group is there, Moses and Elijah appear, and together with Jesus they are transformed into shimmering beings! How would you respond to this scenario should it happen in […]
Jesus calls the disciples and challenges them to be fishing for people. Just what does that mean? Not necessarily what some of us were taught as children! Join Pastor Heidi, Yohei, Asami, and members of McKinley this Sunday as we respond to Jesus’s challenge.
“Do you renounce evil?” In the Presbyterian church this question is asked in every baptism, every time officers are ordained and installed, and every time a person joins the church. This Sunday, as we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, we will consider the existence of evil in our world and our response.
Peace is the theme of the second Sunday of Advent. Pastor Heidi will talk about comfort, encouragement, and prophets—such as St Nick. We will be lighting advent candles, so if you would like to join us from home, please have one or two candles of any kind ready. We will also celebrate communion this Sunday, […]
“Beautiful Feet on Holy Ground” is the theme for this Sunday’s worship service. When encountering God in a burning bush, Moses is required to remove his shoes. Isaiah and Paul remind us that those who share good news have beautiful feet. When have we encountered God in unexpected ways? When have we walked good news […]
Beginning August 19, weekly Prayer and Prose led by Pastor Heidi on Facebook Live will move to Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. These simple, short services are rooted in the social justice tradition. Topics range from saints (did you know that St. Clare of the Poor Clares was the first woman to be allowed to create her […]