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Reba Place Church

Not A JJ's List Disability-Aware Business Yet
Category: Worship
Phone number: (847) 869-0660
Location: 620 Madison Ave , Evanston, IL 60204
Website: http://www.rebaplacechurch.org/
 
Review Reba Place Church
This business has 2 positives and 0 negatives.
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1:41pm 12/16/10
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I recently attended "Jim Croegaerts" Benefit concert at Reba Place Church. Jim is a fantastic singer/songwriter and has had a great career. He was putting on a special concert for a good friend of his Martha Cooper, who is struggling for her life after complications after a surgery. Both Jim and Martha survived Polio as children, and are advocates. Anyway, I have to just say I was so impressed by this event because people were sharing their gifts. So many people within the disability came out. L'arche community Chicago was present, as well as some members from the CIF Community. Jim asked Nura Aly, an amazing violin player, who herself is a person who uses a wheelchair, to accompany many of his songs, and he asked a young man with Autism to play guitar for some of his songs as well! Check out the new CD!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible
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Encourager
3:25pm 07/13/10

Reba Place Church is a open and welcoming community that values people...all people. There is a wonderful community meal on the first and third Friday of every month at 6pm called Sonshine Dinner, where people with disabilities and other community members enjoy each others company, eat a free meal, swap stories and have fun.

The Reba Place community has been strongly influenced by the work of Jean Vanier, founder of L'arche, and Henri Nouwen, author and teacher, that emphasizes being present with people and loving them for who they are. Jesus is at the center of our faith, community is the visible expression of our faith and reconciliation is the mission of our faith.

Reba Place Church meets on Sundays at 10 a.m., begins with a welcoming prayer and scripture reading, contemporary worship, there are a lot of skits and drama (which are usually funny) and a teaching on a Biblical story. There is also time for community members to go up to the mic and share what is happening in their lives. There is a potluck meal on the first Sunday of the month that is a pleasant time to meet and enjoy each others company.

The congregation supports many neighborhood initiatives that serve the larger Chicagoland/Evanston area: affordable housing through Reba Apartments, Mana (weekly food distribution), CSA ( community supported agriculture with Plow Creek Farm), Recyclery (Used Bikes for Cheap) and opportunities for people with disabilities to live in a shared living arrangement in communal homes through Reba Place Fellowship.

If you are interested in learning more feel free to contact Rob Larson (847) 424-1245

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other or suggestions, open to sharing living arrangements with people with disabilities

 
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