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We need you!

Do you have a car? Would you be willing to give rides to those who need assistance getting to worship on Sundays?  Would you be able to pick up before service or give rides home after?  Even if you can only commit to helping every once in a while, please let Pastor Hope know. 

Maidel Cason (1928-2018) passed away on January 8 after a long journey with Alzheimer’s.

She was a feminist, a fierce seeker of justice who put on no airs and lived her values. She loved to learn and to teach, but mostly she loved to help others.

Throughout her life, Maidel worked hard for racial and economic justice in her local community, nationally and internationally. She greatly admired Eleanor Roosevelt and was a passionate supporter of Planned Parenthood. She was a part of local Evanston struggles for affordable housing. Maidel was also active with the Democratic Party and registered voters for the League of Women’s Voters. After she retired from Dominican, she joined the board of the Evanston Public Library.   

A short obituary at

A celebration of her life will be held at the United Church of Rogers Park on Saturday 3 March with a gathering at 1pm, Celebration Service at 2pm followed by a reception.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the United Church’s Community Feast.


All Saints Sunday 

5 November 2017

...naming and lighting a candle for the saints around us every day...

...naming and lighting a candle for the saints around us every day...

On 5 November 2017, UCRP celebrated All Saints Sunday. We remembered those that came before us, and the work they did. We recognized the saints around us, and the work we have to continue. And we expressed hope of those that will come after us, and lead our church in the future. Such light in the world!

..and the saints to come...

..and the saints to come...

Pastor Lindsey leading All Saints Worship Service

Pastor Lindsey leading All Saints Worship Service

Slide show of All Saint Sunday below.  Click picture to advance to next picture.

UCRP Past News

Thank you Aqua-Volunteers

Much obliged to all the aqua-volunteers who helped unload 500 pumpkins of all sizes for the Pumpkin Patch Sale during a rain storm on Saturday 7 October 2017.  The truck delivering the pumpkins was to arrive at 10 am, but was delayed and arrived at 4 pm.  These drenched volunteers came through whether the weather was rain or shine.  The Pumpkin Patch is to help raise funds for the After School Program.  Funding is needed since the Chicago Public Schools will not be financing the After School Program.  Due to the shortage of funding, this program will be only 3 days a week instead of 5 days.*  To all the water-logged folks that unloaded, displayed the pumpkins, and floored the ground with hay, deserve a big thank you.  At the end of their hard work, a gift from the heaven shined across the Pumpkin Patch -  a double rainbow.  See pictures below by clicking picture to advance.

*since the time of this writing, UCRP's after school program has received Safe Haven funding and is currently operating 5 days a week. Thanks to all who donated!

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Lunch Lady

Pastor Lindsey's first official duty at UCRP


Rev. Wesley Dorr, Deacon, facilitated a work group to build a greenhouse for the Peace Center of Rogers Park. 


The Peace Gardens are found on the south side of the church building on Ashland Street side.