News from the Pews

Our “News from the Pews” is a short, weekly, emailed newsletter sent to the congregation – and to you if you wish to receive it. We use an email service called “Constant Contact.”  If you wish to receive this weekly update sign up below.
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Suicide prevention lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7


National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Treatment referral and information, 24/7


Disaster Distress Helpline


Immediate crisis counseling related to disasters, 24/7


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Health Services Administration


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Support groups for those affected by suicide


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Face to face and online support groups directory searchable by state


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Chicago

(312) 563-0445

NAMI Cook County North Suburban
(847) 716-2252



Chicago Area Service Office/Area
(312) 346-1475


Al-Anon & Al-ATeen

(312) 850-0949


Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday begins the Three Days (or Triduum), remembering the new commandment that Christ gave us in word and deed as he taught us how to love one another, washing our feet as a servant. We also celebrate the Lord’s Supper, remembering the meal Christ shared with his disciples before his death. Historically, this was the traditional day in...

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Guidelines for Churches

from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health Social distancing, wearing face coverings, and other safety measures will be observed Please note: Carter-Westminster will not ask for reservations for in-person services at this time. Face masks are required, and extra safety measures such as taking temperatures will be in place.  Worship services...

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Introducing C-W’s Bridge Pastor

Introducing C-W’s Bridge Pastor

Hi! I’m Bill (William J.) Ingersoll and I began my ministry among you as your Bridge Pastor on Tuesday, September 15t, 2020. I am excited to begin my work with you as we seek together to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. I look forward to getting to meet and hear about you and those dear to you, though there will be too little of that in-person...

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The Kay Samuels Lending Closet

The Kay Samuels Lending Closet

A Ministry of Mercy For Our Community Many people do not realize that Carter-Westminster United Presbyterian Church (C-WUPC) has a lending closet with medical equipment such as canes, walkers, commodes, shower benches, crutches and wheelchairs to provide for families in need. This durable medical equipment is loaned free of charge to anyone who...

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