Church Ministries

One School – One Community

One School – One Community is a community initiative to ensure that every child who attends Edgebrook School has the same opportunity to succeed both now and in the future. It is the goal of this initiative that all children…

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Be a Prayer Warrior!

Edgebrook Covenant’s Diaconate especially welcomes your prayers for our many ministries. Here are some suggestions for prayer.

  • Pray alone in personal devotions. Pray when you’re waiting at a stoplight… or in the grocery store line… while you are commuting to or from work… or when the kids are sleeping… or you are working out. Use the centering prayer we learned in our Lenten services… or shoot “arrow” prayers heavenward whenever and wherever God reminds you.
  • Pray with others. Ask a friend(s) to covenant with you to pray at a certain time each week. It might be in person… or on the phone… or in spirit. Check in with each other(s) to hold ourselves accountable.
  • Pray with those in your household. Roommates and children are great pray-ers
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Meals Ministry

So often, cooking a meal is an additional stressor during a busy or challenging time. Edgebrook Covenant Church considers it a calling and honor to provide families in our congregation with meal service following the arrival of a new little one or during a time of grief or physical ailment.

If you or someone you know in this congregation would be blessed to receive a home-cooked meal for one of the reasons listed, please do not be bashful in letting us know! Contact Melissa Velez Luce, our Meals Ministry Coordinator, at 773.787.5176 or via email at

Interested in helping out? All you need to do is contact Melissa to get your name on the list, and you’ll be contacted as opportunities arise. Meals can be homemade

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A Just Harvest Community Kitchen

A Just Harvest logoA Just Harvest Community Kitchen (formerly Good News Community Kitchen) is a response to hunger in the Rogers Park community of Chicago and represents a unique collaboration of religious and secular organizations in the metropolitan area. These organizations support the Kitchen financially, with in-kind donations of food and hands-on volunteer assistance.

The Kitchen began as a ministry of the Good News Community Church (UCC) in 1983 and began serving meals a few days per week in the “North of Howard” neighborhood of Rogers Park, the furthest northern border of Chicago. Today, with the help of more than thirty partnering congregations and community organizations, A Just Harvest is the highest capacity community kitchen in the metropolitan Chicago area and is the only community kitchen that serves a hot nutritious meal

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Crafty Angels

Photo of knitting needles and yarn

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and sewing enthusiasts!

Edgebrook Covenant Church has a “crafty” ministry – crocheting, knitting, and sewing to provide hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, blankets, toys, and baby clothes for needy families – to be distributed through a variety of ministries in Chicago, across the United States, and overseas. We’ll supply the patterns, training, yarn, and fabric – you supply the time, heart, and care.

You can help the Crafty Angels by donating yarn, money, or joining our Crafty Angel knitters and crocheters. Contact Rev. Chris Pokorny (773.594.0541) to learn more and become involved. Also, see the Crafty Angels blog at

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Local Missions

YOU can help!

Edgebrook Covenant Church actively supports a variety of local missions including Crafty Angels, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Leland House, The North Park Friendship Center, Good News Community Kitchen, and The Community Garden Project.

Crafty Angels is a knitting ministry that provides hand knitted gloves, scarves, mittens, afghans, prayer shawls, and hand made blankets for the need locally, nationally and around the world. YOU CAN HELP by donating yarn, money, or joining our Crafty Angel knitters and crocheters. Contact Rev. Chris Pokorny (773.594.0541) to learn more and become involved. Also, see the Crafty Angels blog at

Cornerstone Community Outreach & Leland House provide shelter and programs for the homeless on Chicago’s north side. Both of these shelters are part of the ministry of

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Ministry Partners