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Auction tomorrow!

It’s here! The McKinley auction is tomorrow, Saturday evening. At 5 p.m., doors open, the silent auction items will be ready for written bids, and last-minute ticket purchases can be made in the second-floor foundation dining hall. Dinner will be served between 5:15 and 6. The live auction will begin at 6:15. Silent auction items can…

This Sunday, Oct. 22

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: This week Pastor Heidi reflects on the anointing of teenage David as king of Israel in “How to Cope When a Scoundrel Is King.”

This Sunday, Oct. 15

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: This Sunday we begin a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses, which pushed the Protestant Reformation into reality. As we examine the call of Samuel, the call of Martin Luther, and the call…

This Sunday, Oct. 8

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Pastor Keith will preach “On The Journey” based on Exodus 16:2-15, this week’s narrative lectionary passage. He will invite worshippers to consider where they are on their own spiritual journeys and where God might be in their…

This Sunday, Oct. 1

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: This Sunday is World Communion Sunday! In addition to celebrating communion, we will collect the PC(USA) Peace and Global Witness Offering. And: Does a name define a person . . . or a being? Pastor Heidi will…

Julius Rosenwald with students from a Rosenwald school. Photo courtesy Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia R. Franklin Library, Special Collections

Movies at McKinley: Rosenwald, a documentary

The McKinley Foundation is thrilled to bring Rosenwald to the Champaign-Urbana community. Julius Rosenwald never finished high school, but he rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during…

This Sunday, Sept. 24

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: This week is our Volunteer Appreciation Sunday—Pastor Heidi and Pastor Keith will celebrate and thank everyone in the McKinley community who helped out this past year. Thank you, all, for such great volunteer work! The message will be…

This Sunday, Sept. 17

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: How do you read Genesis 1:26? Are humans to have dominion over the earth, or are humans to be caregivers for the earth? Join Pastor Heidi as she discusses bias and blunder in the biblical texts and…

This Sunday, Sept. 10

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Pastor Keith will preach “I Beg Your Pardon?” based on Matthew 18:15-22, this week’s New Testament lectionary passage. Worshippers will be invited to consider their own places of struggle with forgiveness for themselves and others and…

A person being carried piggy back through waist deep water by a National Guard member.

Hurricane Harvey: The PDA response

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (aka PDA) is already in the Houston area offering assistance. We know this because the first line of communication for the organization is local Presbyterians in the affected area, who often best know where help is needed and how to access the area’s other responders to coordinate assistance. Unlike some organizations, PDA…