Community Renewal Society

Emaroy June Smith Grant Application Due

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Under the terms of the will, the fund is used “to meet the needs of retired ministers, missionaries, their [spouses] or [survivors], Christian workers and others who have worked along the line of educational or social welfare work.”

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March 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Community Renewal Society provides assistance to individuals through a fund entitled the Emaroy June Smith Fund.  Under the terms of the will, the fund is used “to meet the needs of retired ministers, missionaries, their [spouses] or [survivors], Christian workers and others who have worked along the line of educational or social welfare work.” Gifts from the fund go to help those with very low income who struggle with the basic necessities such as rent, food, medical ex

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Chicago Advocacy 101 Workshop

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What do your City elected officials make decisions on, how does public policy impact you, and why should you care as a person of faith? 

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January 27, 2018 - 9:30am

What do your City elected officials make decisions on, how does public policy impact you, and why should you care as a person of faith?

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Illinois Advocacy 101 Workshop

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January 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

What is faith-rooted advocacy and how do you do it? Your voice is vitally important. Learn how to be an effective social change advocate, how a bill becomes a law in Illinois, and how to run productive legislative meetings.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Community Church
4610 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

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#GivingTuesday

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#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back.

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November 28, 2017 - 9:00am
#GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back.
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Saeed Richardson's Birthday Bash + Fundraiser

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Join Community Renewal Society for an evening of good food, drink, music, and company as we raise funds for racial and economic equity.

Times: 
October 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

This year I'm devoting my birthday to my work at CRS, and I'm inviting you to celebrate with me. Yes, there will be dancing, food, drinks, and fun! But you'll also have the chance to learn more about the new work I'm doing and participate by financially supporting our justice work.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m.

Costumes are highly encouraged; checkbooks even more so.

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Music for the Movement

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November 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Community Renewal Society is  hosting Music for the Movement: A Celebration of Freedom and Equality gospel concert on Saturday, November 11 at Lincoln Memorial Church, 6454 South Champlain Avenue 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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National Voter Registration Day

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Voting is important!

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September 26, 2017 - 9:00am

Community Renewal Society is committed to strengthening our community by encouraging voter registration for National Voter Registration Day. Voting is important, period. It might not be a presidential year — but there local races in Illinois and the elections of 2018 will be here before we know it.

Voting in Illinois

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