30 YEARS WITH US!
Sunday, September 30th, 4:30 PM
The Moody Church, Chicago, IL
A time to reminisce. A time to give thanks. A time to be encouraged.
Join us for an amazing night of prayer, worship, thanksgiving, and celebration!
Mark your calendar and invite your Park friends, old and new! This will be a celebration to remember and we want you there! We invite everyone who has been a part of Park, past or present, to come gather as we lift high the name of Jesus and give thanks to all that God has done over the last 30 years.
Be sure to let us know you're coming so we can plan and celebrate well! The event is FREE, but we're asking all to kindly RSVP by reserving tickets in advance. —click here to RSVP.
Childcare Update: Childcare by reservation for those PreK and under is officially full, but don't let that stop you from bringing your family! Children of all ages are welcome to join us in the auditorium for the celebration service. For family needs, we will also have an overflow/cry room with streaming video of the service located on the 1st floor in Room 103, and a dedicated nursing space available on the 2nd floor.
In the spirit of having everyone come together and celebrate as one church, most regularly scheduled weekend worship services on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th have been cancelled. The two EXCEPTIONS (due to Marathon Sunday the following week) are for Park South Loop at 9:30 AM and Park Lincoln Park at 10 AM. These services WILL STILL take place on Sunday, September 30th.
The Moody Church is located at 1635 N. LaSalle Street, near the Chicago History Museum. Sometimes visitors mistakenly end up at the Moody Bible Institute which is a mile south of the church on LaSalle Boulevard.
If you are taking a cab or Uber, people have found it best to ask the driver to drop them at “The Moody Church at the corner of Clark Street and North Avenue.”
From the North:Take Lake Shore Drive South. Exit at LaSalle Street/North Avenue; keep right curving round Lincoln Park. At second traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
From the Northwest:Take Kennedy (90/94) East. North Avenue East. Continue approximately 2 miles to LaSalle Street. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations. Main Church entrance is on Clark Street.
From the West:Take Eisenhower (290) East. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
From the South:Take Dan Ryan (90/94) West. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle Street/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
From the Southwest:Take Stevenson (55) North. Follow signs to Lake Shore Drive North. Exit LaSalle/North Avenue; turn left at first traffic light (LaSalle). At third traffic light (Clark Street) turn left. Church is adjacent to the BP and Shell gas stations.
Public Transit Directions
Red Line (daily, including Sundays) stops at Clark & Division, four blocks south of the church.
Brown Line (daily, including Sundays) and Purple Line (Monday-Friday only) stop at Sedgwick and North, two blocks west of the church.
CTA buses (All except the 156 offer daily service, including Sundays):b>
Clark Street: 22 Clark (owl service), 36 Broadway, 73 Armitage
North Avenue: 72 North or 151 Sheridan
LaSalle Street: 156 LaSalle
*Divvy Bike station is available in front of the Chicago History Museum on Clark Street.
Limited free parking will be available at The Moody Church West Lot (NW Corner of North and LaSalle).
Additional free validated parking will be available at Self Park/Piper’s Alley lot (230 W. North Ave). Parking validations are available in the main lobby following the 30th Celebration service. You must bring the ticket with you to receive validation.
For reference on these lot locations, please see this parking map and look for lots #1 and #2.
If you have reserved* childcare in advance through Eventbrite, please plan on entering The Moody Church through the entrance at 1635 N. LaSalle St. The childcare check in will be on the 2nd floor of the church, accessible by elevators at that entrance. *Childcare by reservation for those Pre-K and under is officially full! If you did not have a chance to reserve childcare in advance, please know all children are welcome in the service! We will also have an overflow/cry room with audio of the service located on the 1st floor in Room 103. There is a nursing space available on the 2nd floor as well.
Yes, there will be a time to respond through an offering during the worship service. We will offer two ways to give:
1. By TEXT through our new Pushpay giving system.
2. By CHECK OR CASH at an offering box near the back of the auditorium after the service.
There will be a light reception after the service with coffee, cookies, and a photobooth, so please plan to stick and around to celebrate some more!
It was 30 years ago when Pastor Erwin Lutzer and the Elders at The Moody Church sent a group of 50 people to start Park Community Church, just a few blocks north of Clark Street at Francis Parker School. The thousands upon thousands of lives that have come through Park throughout the years having been externally altered by the Gospel gives us plenty of reason to celebrate. But, it won't only be what God has done, it will also be a call and celebration to what He has in store for Park for the next 30 years!
We believe it is important to regularly reflect on God's faithfulness to his people and celebrate all that he has done and is doing among us. Through being a part of the body of Christ at Park, what has the Lord taught you? How have you been encouraged? Whether you've been at Park for 30 years or 30 days, we would love to hear how God has been working in your life.
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