GROUPS

Discipleship is the continual process of becoming the best versions of ourselves by participating in covenant relationships that cultivate in us the very things Jesus embodied, and the process of learning to embody love, mercy, and justice through intentional relationships. Groups are one way we do discipleship at Urban Village Church.

Life Groups: intentional groups of people committed to doing life together for 1 year in order to navigate the highs and lows of the faith journey and explore the Jesus way of living with others.

Small Groups: interest groups that meet regularly to discuss fascinating topics, articles, and life events.

All groups below are currently open. Take time to read the description and find the group that is right for you. For more information, email Director of Discipleship, Erin James-Brown.

One Book, One Church

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Various, Various
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TBD
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Erin ([email protected])

This is a second annual event and you are invited to join One Book, One Church. Current small groups are strongly encouraged to participate. If you are not in a small group sign up to join one of the many book clubs meeting throughout the city. Be a part of this unifying and interactive reading experience of the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. One Book, One Church is an inter-church book club that will read Between the World and Me with an eye toward developing concrete strategies for practicing intersectional justice as our community. Reading begins the week of June 12.

Queer Theology Intensive Small Group

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Sundays, 10:00am
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Boystown
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Tim ([email protected])

Celebrate Pride Month with this six-week Queer Theology Intensive small group. LGBTQ persons and their allies will learn to construct a queer theological—and biblically sound—understanding that strengthens their faith and witness. Discover a life-affirming theology that empowers LGBTQ witness, not merely as acceptable, but as essential to the Body of Christ. Begins June 3.

Summer Parties

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July 18 and Aug 19
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Wicker Park and Washington Park
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Erin ([email protected])

Jesus partied often with his followers and strangers. He was preparing his followers for the celebration when God gets everything God wants. So we will imitate Jesus’ ethic of celebration and kingdom preparation by hosting family-friendly parties throughout the city. Join us in July and August for parties that include potluck meals, scavenger hunts, cook-off competitions, and more. Make plans to party.

Scavenger Hunt – July 18 , Wicker Park
Picnic food cook off- Aug 19t, Washington Park

UVC Online Small Group

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New posts Mondays
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Facebook
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Jason ([email protected])

This group is designed to be a small group for spiritual formation and maturity of UVC folks who may have difficulties regularly attending in-space groups. Y’know, cuz kids and stuff. Using Facebook as our platform, we will create community, post regularly according to agreed upon topics, and comment on each other’s posts. First post goes up on Monday, February 6.

UVC Starting Point Groups

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Site Pastor ([email protected])

New to Urban Village Church, or been around for a while but want to take the next step in your spiritual life? True to its name, this 6-week class is a great place to start. You’ll meet new folks, explore grace-based faith, and reflect on how to build loving God & loving neighbor (& loving self) into your daily life. A new starting point group begins every two months at each site. In the form above, choose whichever group is associated with the site you attend.

Women’s Life Group

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Tuesdays, 7:00pm
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Loop
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Sheena ([email protected])

Life Groups are intentional groups of people committed to doing life together for one year in order to navigate the highs and lows of the faith journey and explore the Jesus way of living with others. This life group meets monthly for Bible study and a common meal. It’s a great way to meet others women at UVC South Loop.