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 […]
At McKinley, Memorial Sunday is a service of poetry and prayer honoring those who have died in armed conflict and wars against injustice as well as others who have died in the past year. In addition to the virtual service at 11 am, this Sunday’s in-person (9 am) service will be held outdoors in our […]
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)!
In John’s gospel, Jesus prays for his followers. If Jesus was praying for you, for us, what might be in that prayer? This Sunday we will consider the nature of prayer and offer our prayers for the world around us.
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 […]
Join the McKinley Foundation’s film committee for a conversation about the film “Fruitvale Station.” Using Zoom, a guided discussion will take place Saturday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. to Noon. This event is free, but advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Fruitvale Station is […]
On occasion, our social justice awards selection committee receives a nomination that falls outside of our usual award parameters, and so that person or group goes unrecognized. But this year, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to honor the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District for their work in fighting COVID-19, educating the public, and rolling out […]
This week’s service is based on John 15:1-8. Pastor Heidi will preach on the tangled brilliance of connection through God. This is a communion Sunday, and you are invited to partake of the sacrament from your home. All you will need is a cup with whatever beverage is at hand and a bit a food […]