October 4 is World Communion Sunday! We join with followers around the globe as we celebrate God’s faithfulness and nourishment, even in the midst of times of danger. For our communion celebration you are invited to use food and drink that are common here in the U.S. or in other places around the world. If […]
Join us September 27 for a service of song, scripture, and prayer. Heidi and members of the McKinley community will use prayers and meditations from the website Enfleshed: Spiritual Nourishment for Collective Liberation. Some of the day’s songs will be from The Justice Songbook, compiled by Abbi Betinis.
Having been rescued from Egyptian tyranny and led through the Red Sea, the Israelites find themselves without many food options in the desert and begin to complain. We’ve been through a lot in the past six months. Is there ever a good time to grumble and complain? How do we come to terms with a […]
Six flocks of flamingos have been spotted around the Champaign-Urbana area spreading good cheer in honor of Pride month and helping the McKinley Foundation build its nest egg for student ministry activities and social justice outreach. Where will they migrate next? No one knows! Don’t want flamingos flocking to your yard? Protect yourself by purchasing […]
We are excited to announce we are a @faithinplace COVID-19 Food Crisis Relief Fund Grantee! @faithinplace is supporting us to continue our work at the McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pantry served an average of 25-30 patrons/families representing as many as 200 individuals twice a month (on the 2nd […]
The Hebrew stories of Moses lead us from chaos and pain into creation and hope. What has been painful in your life this past year? When has chaos overwhelmed you? This Sunday Pastor Heidi will preach on the key biblical text of liberation, Exodus 14:19-31—the story of Israel’s fleeing the slavery of Egypt by crossing […]
If you are a member of the Common Ground Food Coop, you probably know they support local organizations through their Round Up For Good program. The McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills has been nominated this year. If selected as a recipient, we could receive around $3,000. That’s enough to fund the pantry for several months! […]
The McKinley food pantry at Garden Hills Elementary School remains open and has been operating continuously without interruption during the pandemic. We distribute food boxes (which have approximately 1-2 weeks worth of food in each box) on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The boxes are prepared in advance by McKinley Church and […]