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File #: 16-4185    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/28/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/29/2016 Final action: 6/29/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH WHEREAS, On Saturday, June 25, 2016, United Baptist Church celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a Banner Dedication and Prayer Gathering of providing services to the North Lawndale Community; and WHEREAS, Organized by Rev. Clarence Jones on June 12, 1966 who met with a band of seventy believers that came together for a common cause, which was to worship and met at 4205 W. Harrison Street; the members later secured a permanent place to worship at 4218-20 West Roosevelt Road; and WHEREAS, a child planted the name "United" in the mind of Rev. Jones and the membership voted unanimously to accept the name United Baptist Church on July 24, 1966; and WHEREAS, United's membership continued to increase under Reverend Jones and by 1974 it had grown to approximately 250 members; and WHEREAS, On April 28, 1974, Reverend Wilson Daniels became the Pastor of United and has served for 42 years with ex...
Sponsors: ROBERT STEELE, JERRY BUTLER, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, DEBORAH SIMS, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH

WHEREAS, On Saturday, June 25, 2016, United Baptist Church celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a Banner Dedication and Prayer Gathering of providing services to the North Lawndale Community; and

WHEREAS, Organized by Rev. Clarence Jones on June 12, 1966 who met with a band of seventy believers that came together for a common cause, which was to worship and met at
4205 W. Harrison Street; the members later secured a permanent place to worship at 4218-20 West Roosevelt Road; and

WHEREAS, a child planted the name "United" in the mind of Rev. Jones and the membership voted unanimously to accept the name United Baptist Church on July 24, 1966; and

WHEREAS, United's membership continued to increase under Reverend Jones and by 1974 it had grown to approximately 250 members; and

WHEREAS, On April 28, 1974, Reverend Wilson Daniels became the Pastor of United and has served for 42 years with exemplary leadership, his motto being "Serving God Through Serving Humanity"; and

WHEREAS, Under the leadership of Reverend Daniels, United Baptist Church has seen significant growth in its membership; and

WHEREAS, United Baptist Church provides weekly food giveaways which feeds more than 10,000 people annually. In addition established a weekly clothing give away in the church's parking lot, provides several impactful services such as: Job training ; Substance Abuse Intervention ,and Ex-Offender and Anger Management Programs; and

WHEREAS, United Baptist Church also offers a computer Training Center, a Juvenile Justice Program for teens, provides scholarship opportunities for students to continue their pursuit of higher education and assisted in the building of over 75 homes for low income and 1st time home owners in Lawndale; and

WHEREAS, On June 8, 1996 Roosevelt Road was renamed, "United Baptist Church Road" beginning at Karlov (on the east) to Cicero Avenue (on ...

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