For the first time, the talents of the Lutheran Choir of Chicago and the Lutheran School of Theology Gospel Choir will unite in a collaborative program of urban contemporary gospel music designed to warm you up, whatever the weather. Choral works by Franklin, Walker and Smallwood will be performed, along with pieces by Keith Hampton, who directs the LSTC Gospel Choir. $10 in advance (at www.LutheranChoirofChicago.org); $15 at the door.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Village actually took steps to promote food trucks by letting them offer their products on the streets of the Village during the warmer months, generate some tax revenue, and, not incidentally, make it more tasty to live here?
If food carts are set up on private property – as was done at Oak Park's Pilgrim Church or Chicago's Goose Island for their food truck rallies – it'd be easier to deliver a high-quality product at a good price without encountering the problems that seem endemic to food truck rallies.
It is fantastic and foresighted that the folks at Pilgrim Congregational decided to hold a Food Truck Rally in their parking lot this afternoon. They had no way of knowing what they were bringing forth.
Pilgrim Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, a worldwide denomination of more than one million members. Rooted in the Congregational tradition, Pilgrim stresses the freedom of each person to hear God speak and to see God acting in his or her life. As people of faith, we stand in solidarity with the whole of creation, praying and working for justice and peace. We are an Open and Affirming congregation, gladly welcoming all—without exception—just as Jesus did. For more information, call (708) 848-5860 or visit www.pilgrimoakpark.org.