Record #: R2023-792   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/31/2023 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/31/2023
Title: Congratulations extended to Reverend Delores Rogers on retirement as pastor of Mayfair Presbyterian Church
Sponsors: Nugent, Samantha
Attachments: 1. R2023-792.pdf
WHEREAS, Reverend Delores Rogers retired as Pastor of Mayfair Presbyterian Church on April 30, 2023, following 14 years of dedicated service; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this milestone by the Honorable Samantha Nugent, Alderman of the 39th Ward; and
WHEREAS, From its humble beginnings as a Sunday School in 1918 and its formal incorpoation as Preserverance Presbytrian Church in 1922, to weathering the storm of the Great Depression by holding services in the basement of a partially completed building for 20 years, Mayfair Presbytian Church has epitomized its slogan - "a community church" - for over a century; and
WHEREAS, In Pastor Delores's words, MPC has grown into more than a church - it is a warm and caring association of worshippers who rejoice with others in their times of joy, care for those in times of trial and need, and promote peace and friendship within their community and with all people wherever they may live; and
WHEREAS, Deeply committed to education, Pastor Delores earned her Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Chicago, her Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in the History of Religion from Northwestern University; and
WHEREAS, After being ordained at Fourth Presbyterian Church where she was a member for many years, Pastor Delores was an associate pastor at Northfield Community Church for 27 years before becoming the Pastor at MPC; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her years with MPC, Pastor Delores has reestablished the adult bible study program on Tuesday afternoon, established a Friday morning Tots Playgroup which provides an opportunity for socialization and interaction through free activities to develop motor and social skills in a playful setting, and was instrumental in growing the monthly Youth Group, which in recent years has developed a "chick fund" to provide 16 flocks of chickens ...

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