Easter Sunday is April 21, 2019
holy week schedule
At Berry UMC, we delight in the connectional nature of our denomination. During Holy Week we are grateful for the opportunity to worship with Holy Covenant UMC for both our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services as follows:
7pm Maundy Thursday Dinner Church, April 18 at Berry UMC
7pm Good Friday, April 19 at Holy Covenant, 925 West Diversey Parkway (just east of Diversey Brown Line stop.)
Friday evening prayer services
March 22 & 29 and April 5 & 12
Each Friday evening from 6:30-7pm come appreciate time for silence, song and prayer in the sanctuary.
easter sunday worship at 10:30am
Worship will begin at 10:30am in the Sanctuary, as is the the case for every Sunday, there is nursery care provided.
Bring your empty Easter basket as there will be an Egg Hunt! Each year we offer the opportunity to collect eggs and vote for a charity that is designated as our Easter special collection. (All participants receive a goody bag once the eggs are returned) We love a great opportunity to provide #JusticeANDJoy
This year the three options are:
Chappell Elementary School Garden Fund
This edible garden has a staff member on site once a week to provide education to teachers and students. Parents and community members help take care of the garden during the weekends and summer. The vegetables from the garden are then incorporated into student lunches. This garden impacts the entire student body (there are about 600 kids) this year and for years to come.
The Little Free Pantry
The Little Free Pantry is a grassroots, “neighbors helping neighbors” solution to immediate and local need. Little pantries are stocked with non-perishable food items and can be refilled by anyone. In high poverty areas, the LFP is most often for those who are not easily able to meet everyday food and personal needs. In middle class neighborhoods, the LFP might stock after-school snacks for neighborhood kids.
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
JFON was initiated by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999, serving thousands of immigrants across the United States. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) sponsors this program, working in 27 “clinics” in several regions of the United States.
JFON was created to respond to complicated immigration regulations arising from the Immigration Reform Act of 1996. The JFON network effectively provides services to the community and a strong forum for advocacy.
April 20, 4pm
Giddings Street Neighborhood Clean Up Day
Join our Giddings Street Neighbors in cleaning up our sidewalks. Berry UMC will provide refreshments for this neighborhood event that begins at 4pm.
2100 - 2400 W. Giddings Street, 2100 - 2400 W Leland Street, and the alley between. We will start at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 20th and when we finish - wine porch! Everyone who wants to can bring a bottle of something appropriate (alcoholic or not) and we can do a 'crawl' to each other's porches to enjoy the new views with some new neighbors. Come join us for a couple of hours. All skill (and flexibility) levels encouraged to join us - you do what you can. We will meet at the corner of Giddings and Leavitt to get started.