African Community United Methodist Church Our sister church, ACUMC was founded primarily to fulfill the spiritual needs of the African immigrant, and serves as an advocate for that community in matters of social concern, such as immigration and naturalization. African Community

African Community United Methodist Church

Our sister church, ACUMC was founded primarily to fulfill the spiritual needs of the African immigrant, and serves as an advocate for that community in matters of social concern, such as immigration and naturalization. African Community

Reconciling Ministries Network Reconciling Ministries Network is a coalition of nearly 1000 communities working toward the full inclusion of LGBTQI persons in the life of the United Methodist Church. Berry has been a proud and pioneering member of RMN since the mid-1980s.

Reconciling Ministries Network

Reconciling Ministries Network is a coalition of nearly 1000 communities working toward the full inclusion of LGBTQI persons in the life of the United Methodist Church. Berry has been a proud and pioneering member of RMN since the mid-1980s.

Faith in Place Berry's winter farmers market, Seeds of Change, is hosted through a partnership with Faith in Place, an organization whose purpose is to help churches commit to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.

Faith in Place

Berry's winter farmers market, Seeds of Change, is hosted through a partnership with Faith in Place, an organization whose purpose is to help churches commit to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.

 
Chicago Fair Trade Chicago Fair Trade, founded in part by Berry members, helps us to feature local fair trade artisans at our annual winter farmers market and fair trade event, Seeds of Change.

Chicago Fair Trade

Chicago Fair Trade, founded in part by Berry members, helps us to feature local fair trade artisans at our annual winter farmers market and fair trade event, Seeds of Change.

The Night Ministry Berry’s deacon, Rev. Gregory Gross, has a full time ministerial appointment to The Night Ministry as their community health manager. Berry has collected donations for The Night Ministry and shares opportunities for service. 

The Night Ministry

Berry’s deacon, Rev. Gregory Gross, has a full time ministerial appointment to The Night Ministry as their community health manager. Berry has collected donations for The Night Ministry and shares opportunities for service. 

Community Renewal Society Berry has hosted community organizing training developed in conjunction with Community Renewal Society. Along with two other local churches, we covered a wide variety of topics, including bystander intervention, the steps of becoming a sanctuary city, accessibility, and power dynamics. 

Community Renewal Society

Berry has hosted community organizing training developed in conjunction with Community Renewal Society. Along with two other local churches, we covered a wide variety of topics, including bystander intervention, the steps of becoming a sanctuary city, accessibility, and power dynamics. 

 
Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors For nearly 20 years, Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) has worked with and advocated for thousands of immigrants, partnering them with legal representation to assist their cases until relief or until every remedy has been exhausted.

Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors

For nearly 20 years, Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) has worked with and advocated for thousands of immigrants, partnering them with legal representation to assist their cases until relief or until every remedy has been exhausted.

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches A collaboration of more than 70 welcoming and affirming churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area, Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches helps spread the message of diverse gender and sexuality inclusivity and promotes resource-sharing and best practices among its member organizations.

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches

A collaboration of more than 70 welcoming and affirming churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area, Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches helps spread the message of diverse gender and sexuality inclusivity and promotes resource-sharing and best practices among its member organizations.