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The march, led by communities of faith, went past the lakefront, past...

Chicago celebrates Juneteenth with interfaith march through iconic Grant Park

Juneteenth interfaith march

by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, June 19, 2020 (RNS) — Selena Smith, 48, came downtown with three generations of her family and a large group from Salem Baptist Church of Chicago to celebrate Juneteenth this year. She came with her daughter, 18-year-old Abria Smith, who just graduated high school and is headed to university in the fall. She came with her mother, 66-year-old Maddie Bogan, who lived through 1968 — a year marked by the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the riots that followed — andRead More

Aurora Methodists to hold second drive-in service

AURORA, Ill., June 19, 2020 — An Aurora church is among United Methodist churches nationwide using an alternative to online worship services–drive-in services. Flowing Forth United Methodist Church in Aurora will hold its second of two June drive-in worship services at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 28, at Aurora Christian School’s main parking lot, 2255 Sullivan Rd. in Aurora. Rev. Derek Rogers, Flowing Forth lead pastor, said the public is invited. Admission and parking are free. He will preach on “Express Gratitude,” continuing his June-July sermon series, “Now What? What toRead More