Why We Are in the Parade


Today’s Independence Day Parade is probably Waukegan’s biggest event for the year.  Though budgetary cuts caused the city to cancel other annual traditions, they left the parade on the schedule.

The theme of the parade is “Making History.”  Family Life Church has been making history in the lives of Waukegan residents for 81 years.  We are a multi-cultural, multi-generational body of people whose lives are being transformed by the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now we know that God is the Only One who can fix broken things – broken hearts, broken lives and broken cities.  We also know that God placed our church in this city for a purpose.  Today’s parade offers us the opportunity to walk the streets while lifting up Jesus Christ and praying for the city.  As we pray for Waukegan, let’s lift up that only name “under heaven, given to men, by which {all people} must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NIV)

–Beth Jones


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