Weaving Us Together: R CITY Sunday

The mission of R CITY, from the beginning, has been this: to bring together the best of our city to build a path for families to walk from cradle to career to the glory of God. Yet as we build our formal path, we are continually faced with obstacles: emergencies that pull families off this cradle-to-career road.

SUMMER IN R CITY

The violence in Chicago is ridiculous this summer, and we’re not going to spend any more time on that.  Enough said. That said, we have this AMAZING, BRICK, AIR-CONDITIONED BUILDING  beloved by youth and siblings RIGHT ADJACENT TO one of Chicago’s most homicidal police beats. We weren’t really planning on all these hours, but they’re beyond needed–so here is is, ya’ll.…

Why I’m Going Downtown

An open letter to the professionals of River City Community Church It seems like a small thing to most people, going downtown.  A small thing, or an exciting thing, depending on your age and childhood memories of growing up in Chicago. For me, it’s neither.  It’s a challenge, kind of like Wipeout or old school American Gladiator or one of…

What You Might Miss

After a beautiful run of things, this week is our last Neighbor’s Table FoodShare in its current form.  For the past year, this program has received food from Trader Joe’s South Loop every-other Tuesday morning.  A team of volunteers sorts through the food, which is then given away that evening, along with any non-perishables, clothes, or other items that neighbors…

Of Peonies and People

These days, I have the opportunity to live nearly every moment with children in trauma and transition.  The Sunday School classrooms at River City Community Church, the R CITY after-school programs, my own kitchen table: everywhere I am these days is a place that welcomes children from and in hard places. It is easy to think that this is the sole issue: the…

To Facebook

R CITY made it to Facebook!  Join us at facebook.com/rcitycdc. You’ll hear stories of our enrichment program youth and young leaders, see firsthand the photos of all the beautiful commotion going on after-school, witness the way the children serve at our Neighbor’s Table.  You’ll have opportunity to join us in prayer, volunteerism, or learning from the many resources Chicago has…

R CITY Team Spring Opportunities

R CITY is growing fast and furious, and there are a few key opportunities open.  If you’re looking to be integral to a team that is integral to Chicago’s youth, read on.  One of these may be just right for you. Tutoring Lead: Seeking one individual to complete homework and/or learning activities with a small group of 8 youth each Tuesday from 3:15 –…

R CITY Rockstars

R CITY is seeking a few rockstars.  Luckily, the qualifications are not extensive: any new monthly donor qualifies and receives the honorary R CITY rockstar shirt. So do it: rock R CITY with your monthly gift and we’ll be your forever fans.  We may not get a tattoo with your name on it, but we will send you a shirt. Available…

Art Studio: Final Project

This fall, over 20 students from Cameron Elementary junior high participated in our Art Studio program.  Meeting twice weekly, the students explored a variety of media, ending in a collaborative mural project (paint on canvas). We think the results are absolutely amazing–and available for all to see in the front hall of River City.

Christmas Giving Catalog

With great anticipation for what God will do in this next year, we happily present to you our 2015 Christmas Giving Catalog.  Thank you, thank you for considering a gift to R CITY. Click here to give online.