Book Group: "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farkeen Mirza
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

Book Group: "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farkeen Mirza

Eat, Drink, Read. The next book group meeting will be Monday, August 26 at 7:30 PM. We'll be discussing A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, a fascinating novel about an Indian family living in California and the struggles they face with their son. If you like to read ahead, in September we'll be discussing The Pages of Adeena, written by local author and former HTLC member, C.M. (Sally) Castillo! She'll be joining us for the discussion, date TBD. Please contact Becky Sims (rsims@1702.org) for more information and where to meet. We hope you can join us, even if you don't have time to read the book!

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Anti-Racism Team Meeting at HTLoop
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Anti-Racism Team Meeting at HTLoop

Join our Anti-Racism Team as we continue our discussion of Lenny Duncan’s book, Dear Church: A love letter from a black preacher to the whitest denomination in the United States. We will also be discussing our upcoming plans to kick off our two-year covenant with the Metro Chicago Synod the last weekend of September. Please come and see how you can get involved in our collective work to make Holy Trinity and our wider world an anti-racist place!

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Welcome Back Sunday at HTLakeview
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Welcome Back Sunday at HTLakeview

Welcome back to work and school! Students, bring your backpacks for a blessing. Everyone, bring some symbol of your vocation – your work in the world – for a blessing, whether a briefcase, laptop, baby blanket, calculator, etc. It will be the first day of Sunday School and we’ll celebrate Pr. Sevig’s return from sabbatical. 

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Faith, Wellness, and Mental Health + Super Sunday Forum at HTLakeview
Sep
15
10:45 AM10:45

Faith, Wellness, and Mental Health + Super Sunday Forum at HTLakeview

How do people of faith talk about mental health?  What does emotional wellness look like?  Join us for a conversation with Rev. Dr. Brooke Petersen about mental and emotional health and our religious life.  We will learn more about anxiety and depression, consider ways we might think more creatively about our own wellness, and will also have time to ask questions about the confusing messages we may have heard about mental illness in the life of faith.  Brooke is a therapist at HT Lakeview in the Spiritual Life Center as well as an adjunct professor in Pastoral Care at LSTC and McCormick.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Sep
23
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Newcomer Social at HTLoop
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Newcomer Social at HTLoop

  • 637 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you an HTLoop newcomer? Do you want to learn more about Holy Trinity, the membership process, or just meet other newcomers like yourself? If you answered yes to any of those questions, please join us for a social on Tuesday September 24! Even if you’re not a newcomer, but you’d like to get to know some new people, please come! We will spend some time getting to know one another and getting to know Holy Trinity better. If that wasn’t enough, there will be refreshments provided as well :)

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Kids Night Out at HTLakeview
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Night Out at HTLakeview

Our next KIDS Night Out will be on Saturday, September 28 in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by September 25. Contact Pastor Sevig msevig@htchicago.org for more information or to register.

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Taking Stock | Taking Action – Anti-Racism Initiative Kickoff Weekend
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Taking Stock | Taking Action – Anti-Racism Initiative Kickoff Weekend

The weekend of September 28-29 will mark the beginning of Holy Trinity's 2-year partnership with the Antiracism Team of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA. Through this partnership, Holy Trinity will work with a leader from the Synod Team to discern and enact a plan for the future. What does it mean to do the work of dismantling institutional racism in our church? The Synod Team describes the process as follows: "Challenging racism requires us to look beyond individual acts of prejudice towards the systemic barriers that marginalize members of our family; barriers embedded in our policies and procedures, in our faith tradition, practices and beliefs." During worship at HTLoop and HTLakeview we will make a commitment together, and a forum will follow the 9:30am liturgy at HTLakeview on September 29.

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Anti-Racism Initiative Kickoff Forum
Sep
29
10:45 AM10:45

Anti-Racism Initiative Kickoff Forum

The weekend of September 28-29 will mark the beginning of Holy Trinity's 2-year partnership with the Antiracism Team of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA. Through this partnership, Holy Trinity will work with a leader from the Synod Team to discern and enact a plan for the future. What does it mean to do the work of dismantling institutional racism in our church? The Synod Team describes the process as follows: "Challenging racism requires us to look beyond individual acts of prejudice towards the systemic barriers that marginalize members of our family; barriers embedded in our policies and procedures, in our faith tradition, practices and beliefs." During worship at HTLoop and HTLakeview we will make a commitment together, and a forum will follow the 9:30am liturgy at HTLakeview on September 29.

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Newcomer Orientation at HTLakeview
Oct
13
12:15 PM12:15

Newcomer Orientation at HTLakeview

For those new to Holy Trinity (or Chicago), those who have been attending while but would like to deepen their connection to the church, and those interested in affiliating as a member or associate member. There will an opportunity to get to know each other and learn a little about Holy Trinity and its mission and ministry. A light brunch will be provided. RSVP to office@htchicago.org.

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Kids Night Out at HTLakeview
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Night Out at HTLakeview

Our next KIDS Night Out will be on Saturday, October 19 in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by October 16. Contact Pastor Sevig msevig@htchicago.org for more information or to register.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Oct
21
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Mission Endowment Fund Grant Recipient Showcase
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mission Endowment Fund Grant Recipient Showcase

Each year Holy Trinity’s Mission Endowment Committee makes available a small number of grants that extend our commitment to and support of mission beyond our congregation. Join us following the 5pm liturgy at HTLoop (637 S. Dearborn) on October 26 as we celebrate and learn about the work that has been done by this year’s grant recipients.

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 Saturday School at HTLoop
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Kids Night Out at HTLakeview
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Night Out at HTLakeview

Our next KIDS Night Out will be on Saturday, November 16 in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by November 13. Contact Pastor Sevig msevig@htchicago.org for more information or to register.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Nov
18
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Nov
23
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Saturday School at HTLoop
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Saturday School at HTLoop

HTLoop kids are invited to participate in Saturday school! This twice-monthly school will meet in the Grace Place Children’s Atrium on the first floor every second and fourth Saturday from 4pm to 4:50pm before worship. We will focus on various stories from scripture and invite our youth to wonder and engage with the text through music, arts and crafts, games, and other various activities. If you’d like to know more about Saturday School or how to get involved, show up for our opening day on September 14 at 4pm, or email Pastor Ben at badams@htchicago.org.

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Kids Night Out at HTLakeview
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Night Out at HTLakeview

Our next KIDS Night Out will be on Saturday, December 14 in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by December 11. Contact Pastor Sevig msevig@htchicago.org for more information or to register.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Dec
16
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Jan
20
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Feb
17
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Mar
16
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
Apr
20
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Centering Prayer at HTLakeview
May
18
6:10 PM18:10

Centering Prayer at HTLakeview

Whether you already practice Centering Prayer (a Christian kind of meditation) or would like to learn with others, you are welcome to a monthly Centering Prayer, once a month on Monday evenings, 6:10 – 6:50 pm in the sanctuary. Centering Prayer will precede Spirituality Night and you may attend one or both events.

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Daytimers Program and Luncheon
Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Daytimers Program and Luncheon

If you're free during on a Wednesday morning, you're welcome to attend! Pr. Craig Mueller will give a presentation on Byzantine iconography and share photos and learnings from his recent trips. After the presentation we will gather for a potluck lunch.

Sign-up here to let others know what you will bring so there is a balanced menu. The Daytimers group meets every other month for a special program and lunch. You are also welcome to the attend the 9:30am eucharist that day. 

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Noahpalooza Weekend July 27/28!
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Noahpalooza Weekend July 27/28!

July 28 will be Vicar Noah’s last Sunday in ministry with us and we plan to send him off to his next adventure in grand style! Plan to join us for a celebratory potluck after HTLoop worship on Saturday, July 27 and/or a farewell brunch after HTLakeview worship on Sunday, July 28. And, stay tuned to your email for more information about how to contribute to this weekend of thanksgiving for Noah’s ministry among us.

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March With HTLC In The Pride Parade
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

March With HTLC In The Pride Parade

Join Holy Trinity as we walk in the parade with the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches. We'll meet at HTLakeview around noon and have lunch together, then go as a group to line up for the parade. It's a super fun day! No matter your age, gender identity or sexual orientation you are encouraged to walk with pride and show others that Jesus loves everyone and our church welcomes everyone.

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Kids Night Out
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Kids Night Out

Our next KIDS Night Out will be on June 22, 4-8 pm in Passavant Hall at HTLakeview. The kids deserve a night out, away from their parents, to play and enjoy the company of others from HTLC. There will be free-play time and structured time for learning a Bible story and doing a craft. A simple dinner is provided. Ms Audrey, from the nursery, will host each KIDS Night Out and Annika Sevig will be her assistant. Families pay $5-$20, whatever seems right for your family. Pre-registration and RSVP are required by June 19. Contact Pastor Sevig msevig@htchicago.orgfor more information or to register.

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Pentecost, Colors, and Languages!
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Pentecost, Colors, and Languages!

As we celebrate the presence and power of the Holy Spirit (at both HTLoop and HTLakeview) and Confirmation (at HTLakeview) on Pentecost we invite everyone to come to church dressed in colors of flame!

Do you speak multiple languages? On Pentecost, June 8/9, everyone will have the opportunity to read together in multiple languages. We’ll have Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Portuguese printed in the bulletin, but if you speak another language not listed here, plan to bring a copy of the passage (Romans 6:9-11) or email Beau Surratt at office@htchicago.org and he will get the reading to you so you can add your voice to our communal “speaking in tongues.” Everyone will be reading aloud together, so don’t be shy – let us know even if you just barely speak a language. The more languages, the better! 

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Printers Row Lit Fest
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Printers Row Lit Fest

  • 637 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year's Printer's Row LitFest is taking place on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9! Once again, HTLoop will have a table and we will be handing out materials about our church as well as DIY tote bags that people can decorate and fill with all the books they're buying! Pr. Ben is out of town that particular weekend, so we need someone who can serve as the lead organizer of the table and we need folks to sign up for shifts! This is one of the most important events we can be at to continue to build a presence in the South Loop. If you are passionate about getting the Holy Trinity name out there and meeting our neighbors, please consider taking the lead or volunteering for a shift! Contact Pastor Ben or Beau if you can help out.

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Baptism Seminar
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Baptism Seminar

  • St. Mark Room (upstairs) at HTLakeview (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This seminar is offered prior to baptismal Sundays for expectant parents, parents with newborns, those planning a baptism in the coming months, or others who would like a refresher on the meaning and theology of baptism

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Finding the Sacred in Daily Life: An Invitation to Divine Attention
May
19
10:45 AM10:45

Finding the Sacred in Daily Life: An Invitation to Divine Attention

Finding the Sacred in Daily Life: An Invitation to Divine Attention

May 19

Throughout Christian history, people have explored contemplative and meditative practices to deepen their connection to the divine. Join us as we continue to explore these traditions in our contemporary context.

This will be a multi-faceted workshop that will provide avenues to explore and deepen your faith in everyday life. It’s a flexible structure, so there is a mix of fixed programs and drop-in activities…

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Religious Trauma in the Experience of Queer Persons
May
5
10:45 AM10:45

Religious Trauma in the Experience of Queer Persons

What is religious trauma? Is it even real? Is there anything we can do when we or someone we love has been deeply wounded by the church? All are invited to join us for a conversation about religious trauma and its impact. This conversation will draw on the research of Rev. Dr. Brooke Petersen around religious trauma in the experience of queer persons, naming not just what kind of conditions might lead to religious trauma, but also what the church can do to be a place of help and not harm for those who may claim this label for themselves. We will expand on traditional views of trauma and touch on the spiritual, ritual and psychological dimensions of religious estrangement and return to faith.

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