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Night Church

Two or more coming together to make peace happen in high crime hotspots. Contact Jonathan Morgan (773) 738-3265, Jesse Bond (805) 400-8453 or Zack Osborne for this night and location. Please wear a mask and bring wipes or sanitizer.

date
Saturday, October 24, 2020
time
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
Pratt By The Lake
location
1050 W Pratt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60626 Get Directions
tags
Together Chicago Faith Community Mobilization Violence Reduction Partner Events Action Peacemaking Actions Night Church

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NIGHT CHURCH INITIATIVE

What is it?  Two or more people go out and occupy a corner that is a local hotspot for crime, shootings, drug dealing etc. You can bring lights (we have two power stations potentially available for lights.) You can pray.  You can preach.  You can do worship.  You can give away food.  Do an open mic. You can ask people if they need prayer?  You can do white board evangelism.  Start a bible study.  We would suggest taking communion.   

Why occupy corners?:  Because it works.  There has been testimony after testimony from around the city of churches doing this and shutting down crime on the blocks where they do it.

Why call it church? Two or more are gathered.  We're teaching people the church isn't somewhere you go, it is a people that goes where there is darkness.  

Why every night? Because violence, drugs, and people are out every night of the week and we want to apply a constant positive pressure against the darkness in our city.  

Do we need a big crowd?  No.  Plenty of good has been done with just two or three people.

Why different corners? We want to saturate the northside.

Can you move around?   Yes.  We will post time and place to meet up, but after that it will be up for the leaders to decide the best location for the evening.  We suggest going where the people are.

What if it rains?  You just got a night off. 

Linked is a new edit of a video promoting the Chicago Peace Campaign from 2016. It features pastors from the Roseland neighborhood who have been doing this since 2016. They have seen amazing results in their community.  It also features Dimas Salaberrios who was used of God to shut down homicides in his micro-neighborhood of the Bronx for the last  decade.  


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