NEIGHBORHOOD + CITY
The vision of Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church is to see our church, neighborhood, and our city continually made new by the grace of Christ. And this vision does not end at the city limits, but extends to the ends of the earth. Given this vision of Christ’s all-encompassing and grace-filled work, we as a church are continually asking ourselves, “How are we loving and serving our neighbors in our neighborhood, city, and world?” Thankfully, this is not merely a question we ask, but one we are answering through the power, grace, and love of Christ.
Serve the Neighborhood
How do we love and serve our neighborhood? While we hope that service and love of our neighbors is part of our regular, daily lives (hospitality, building of relationships, recognizing ways of providing care) we recognize the importance of establishing formal partnerships as a church with other organizations. We are continually seeking to identify new opportunities for partnership with ministries and organizations within or near Lincoln Square. These partnerships provide regular and intentional ways for our church to use our time and resources to love our neighbors.
Organizations We Work With
The Friendship Center
The Lincoln Square Friendship Center is a non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and personal hygiene items at no cost to members of the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood communities. Our neighbors can come on a monthly basis to receive these much-needed items for themselves and their families.
The LSFC is also a space for our neighbors to gather as a community, to share a cup of coffee, and build relationships. The LSFC is supported by local churches, members of local government, local businesses and individuals in our neighborhood. If you would like to get involved or learn more about the LSFC or its services, please contact LSPC deacon Leigh Pylman or the center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Relief Chicago
World Relief works in close collaboration with community partners and volunteers to come alongside refugees and immigrants on their journey through cultural adjustment with the goal of assisting refugees in becoming self-sufficient in the United States. Through these partnerships, World Relief seeks to empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods, and envisions these men, women, and children transformed economically, socially, and spiritually.
• Download the World Relief Ways to Serve document to see specific volunteer opportunities
• Download the World Relief Good Neighbor Kit
If you would like to get involved or learn more about World Relief Chicago, please contact LSPC deacon Brenda Kay.
Waters Elementary School
A Chicago Public School located at 4540 N. Campbell Ave. We serve Waters in a variety of ways. If you are interested in learning more, please contact LSPC deacon Gina Purpura.