Multiplying a Congregation in a Storefrontby Alex Wilgus on 04/10/2012
On Easter Sunday, Logan Square Anglican officially opened its doors to the neighborhood for the first time. Exactly which doors that would be was the question on our minds for a long time. After much exploration, we finally found our spot: an abandoned pizza parlor, which has been converted to a great community space. We are thankful for Frank, who after a three-minute negotiation offered us the use of his space for a very generous rate. The space is not just a place to meet; it's an important indicator of our ministry.
Logan Square is a multi-faceted neighborhood. Two of the demographics are a growing sector of young artists and pre-professionals and a Hispanic population. We're thankful to God for showing us our path. On Easter morning, we happily opened our new doors to the community with our music and words be heard out on the street. We are praying how to best serve everyone in Logan Square and that our presence would be a blessing to all.
Alex is the lay leader (catechist) of a congregation in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. He works as a faculty assistant at Chicago-Kent College of Law.