This Sunday, April 23

Choir rehearsal: 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Others are welcome to use the pews for quiet contemplation. Fellowship: 10 a.m. We return to the basement fellowship space this week, where you may join others for treats, drinks, and conversation. Worship: 10:30 a.m. On our continuing journey of Easter, Pastor Keith will preach on “From Behind Locked Doors.” His…

This Sunday, Apr. 16

Choir rehearsal: 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Others are welcome to use the pews for quiet contemplation. Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please come early before worship to enjoy special Easter treats (this week at the back of the sanctuary instead of downstairs). Worship: 10:30 a.m. Join us for the Easter Liberation celebration! Traditional scriptures and hymns, nontraditional songs and readings,…

This Sunday, April 9: Holy Week at McKinley

Choir rehearsal: 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Others are welcome to use the pews for quiet contemplation. Fellowship: 10 a.m. Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in the basement fellowship space. Worship: 10:30 a.m. This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Sunday’s worship will feature readings beginning with the traditional “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus to Jerusalem—also…

This Sunday, April 2

Choir rehearsal: 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Others are welcome to use the pews for quiet contemplation. Fellowship: 10 a.m. Join others for treats, drinks, and conversation in the basement fellowship space. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Do we make assumptions about who is sinful and who is righteous? Do we believe the grace of God really can allow…

“Round Up” for the food pantry in April

April is Garden Hills Food Pantry month at the Common Ground Food Coop at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Last fall, coop members selected the food pantry, a joint project of McKinley Church and Garden Hills Elementary School, to receive one month’s worth of donations made through the Round Up for Good program. When shoppers say at…

The McKinley Foundation Artists Alley Opening March 16

The McKinley Foundation is officially opening its first exhibit on Thursday, March 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition is located between the Foundation Living Room and Presby Hall. The exhibiter, Bill Capel, is a familiar sight, a lifetime resident of Champaign-Urbana, a photographer from childhood, a longtime McKinley community member, and a…

“Racial Taboo” film and discussion on March 12

The Champaign Community Coalition invites the public to attend a free screening of “Racial Taboo” on Sunday, March 12, in the Presby dining room at McKinley Foundation. Doors open at 2 p.m.; the 53-minute film will start at 2:30, followed by small-group discussions and a free dinner (details below). The documentary examines America’s racial history and how…

Applications due March 27 for Foundation scholarships

University of Illinois students, including incoming freshmen, can apply for a scholarship from the McKinley Foundation. The Ullman Scholarship is an award of $2,000 and is available exclusively to residents of Presby Hall at the University of Illinois. The McKinley Foundation Freshman Scholarship is available exclusively to incoming freshmen who will be residents of Presby…

Conversation with C-U Immigration Forum: Feb. 19

McKinley in Action invites you after worship on Sunday, Feb. 19, to a conversation with Megan Flowers, a representative from the C-U Immigration Forum. We want to explore how McKinley might better partner with the forum to advocate for and support the immigrant population. To help us plan refreshments and materials, please e-mail Jennifer Wetzel (j-wetzel@mckinley-church.org) by…

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Feb. 5: Chili Cookoff, Souper Bowl of Caring

In addition to hosting the Chili Cookoff, on Sunday, February 5, youth will collect toilet paper, diapers, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, and cash donations to help support the Souper Bowl of Caring. This drive was started by one church youth group who wanted to help hungry people in their local area. It has expanded across the country and…