|Address:||371 West Baker St.|
|Denomination:||United Church of Christ and PCUSA|
|Average Sunday Attendance:||80|
|Paid Staff:||Pastor, Music Director, Nursery Supervisor, Janitor, Director of After School Tutoring Program|
|Access to Public Transit:||Located 1/2 block of Smith Ave, a main bus line|
|Congregation Description:||Cherokee Park United Church is a small but vital congregation doing ministry in a multi-cultural|
urban setting on St. Paul’s West Side. CPUC is a multi-aged community of faith whose mission statement includes a commitment to being open and affirming, multicultural and antiracist. Many of the people who have joined in recent years have done so because of the congregation’s identity as theologically progressive and committed to social justice. Community ministry includes an after-school tutoring program, a summer peace camp, participation in Day on the Hill advocacy, Loaves and Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, and hosting community art fairs and exhibits. The congregation is actively exploring ways to extend a welcome to the diver population of the West Side. Included in this intentional welcome is the congregation’s use of global music in its worship. The commitment to diversity and antiracist identity is also reflected in sponsorship of a major anti-racism conference, and a growing partnership with the Dakota community and a community in El Salvador.
|Congregation Keywords:||Urban, neighborhood, anti-racist, multicultural, progressive, LGBT welcoming, justice oriented, world music.|