Our Reopening and Reimagining (and Response) Team as well as session are meeting and discussing next steps in the life of McKinley. We do not anticipate restarting in-person worship until the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (C-UHPD) believes it is safe for us to do so. We have been advised that it is not yet safe […]
Just who or what is God? How does thinking about God as Trinity help us navigate our world? Join us Sunday, June 7, in streaming worship as we consider the Trinity—God in community. The choir will sing, we will continue prayers of lamentation for our country, and we will celebrate communion. Tips for preparing a […]
May 31 is Pentecost Sunday—the day the Christian church celebrates its birthday. The choir will sing, teachers will be recognized, the worship service will feature symbols of the Holy Spirit—flames, doves, and water . . . and especially wind—symbolizing the breath of God. And yet, not all of God’s children are able to breathe freely […]
Sunday, May 24, is Memorial Sunday. Pastor Heidi, the choir, and members of the McKinley community will lead our traditional service of prayer and poetry in honor of those who have valiantly fought, both in armed conflict and in battles against injustice, and now are no longer with us. Names will be read during the […]
“Peace be with you,” Jesus said, and then he breathed out on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Breathing out does not seem like a good idea these days. Still, we are encouraged to remember that the Holy Spirit, breath of God, is in our midst. In our streaming worship, this Sunday Pastor Heidi […]
This Sunday, worship will include the annual reading of the Mother’s Day Proclamation written by Julia Ward Howe. Pastor Heidi will also examine the metaphor of God as a rock and refuge. Members of the McKinley community will read, and the choir will lead us in song.
Live-stream worship continues with the 4th Sunday in Easter, also known as Shepherd Sunday. Members of the church will lead prayer and scripture, the choir will sing, and communion will be served. Remember to have your communion elements (bread and juice) set up ahead of time. Tips for preparing a worship space: Consider setting up […]
April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. On Sunday, April 19, Pastor Heidi, the McKinley choir, and members of our Green Team will lead a celebration of Earth Day with prayers, songs, and meditations on the beauty of God’s earth. To join us live or to worship later, visit the McKinley website […]