Part of our vision comes from Jeremiah 29 and involves being a community that’s mostly (though not exclusively) comprised of people who ‘settle down’ in the city with long-term gospel intentionality.

A large part of seeing this vision realized involves encouraging, supporting, and resourcing families with kids so that they can stay in the city.

That’s why we’ve put together an evening on Saturday, November 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at The Meeting Place to come hear about and discuss candidly the challenges and benefits of raising kids in the city. We’ve invited Pastor Qusai Mahmud of PilsenCommunityChurch (a new church plant we are supporting) and his wife Denise to come share their journey and take questions. They have raised/are raising seven kids in the UIC Area!

The evening will include dinner and Pastor Q’s older kids will be providing childcare free of charge.

This is open to anyone – current parents, couples who don’t have kids, or anyone interested in the topic! Come with lots of questions!