Beginning on Sunday, November 22nd at 11am, Cosmopolitan will be moving ONLINE with a Facebook Live service. The service will be under 40 minutes long with the liturgy and sermons we are used to, but in a new format. You will be able to comment and great each other as we watch the pre-recorded service together.
Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced new Tier 3 mitigation guidelines that are to go into effect on Friday, November 20, 2020. The State of Illinois, like most other states, is experiencing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, and in order to prevent further infection and death as well as to avoid overwhelming hospitals, we must all do our part.
Cosmopolitan United Church will join other United Methodist Churches in the state in suspending in-person services for at least the next 4 weeks as a show of solidarity with our neighbors and to be part of the solution to this Covid Spike. What I have learned in my first 5 months as your pastor is that you are a community of faith that recognizes that a building is not what defines “church”. We will get through this together.
Cosmopolitan United Church in the Chicago Northwestern District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church is proud to announce the appointment of its new pastor effective July 1, 2020.
Juan Pablo Herrera is a second-generation immigrant who was born and raised in Chicago. He was the Afterschool Ambassador for Illinois, advocated for students in Washington D.C., and organized around education, gentrification, and immigration in the Logan Square neighborhood. As acting City Director for DOOR Network, Juan Pablo invited young adults to see Chicago through the lens of those who God uses to help those living in the margins. Previously, he served as Interim Director of Discipleship at Urban Village Church (UVC). Currently, Juan is earning a Masters in Public Ministry at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Interim Site Lead for Wicker Park and Hyde-Park/Woodlawn. He is the proud parent of a daughter and son.