Deeply Rooted: A Future With Hope

Deeply Rooted: A Future With Hope

Our Deeply Rooted Capital Campaign

We are a community of people who care about each other and the world beyond the walls of our building. This fall, we come together to support a campaign to make our building as welcoming as our people and support our mission to the community.

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For two years, we have worked diligently to provide a meal where our guests have a sense of community every week. At Jubilee Café, we serve meals restaurant style, welcoming students from the University of Illinois, CUCC members and friends, and community members including neighbors who do not have a permanent address.

Jubilee Café is a safe space that everyone can access. This includes our guests and volunteers with disabilities who rely on the building’s elevator to reach the dining room. Unfortunately, this is no longer possible because the elevator is inoperable and the parts to fix it are no longer made.

Help us continue our mission of providing opportunity and access to all that wish to eat or volunteer at Jubilee Café by making a donation to the Deeply Rooted Capital Campaign. Capital improvements to address the elevator and other necessary issues help ensure that our wide and inclusive welcome continues.

Read more about Jubilee Café or hear what Jubilee Café Manager Johnell Bentz and Pastor Leah have to say in their video.

Former CUCC member and Church Life Board moderator Michelle Franke says:

“Family members teach each other, serve one another, and share life’s joys and sorrows – CUCC did that for me. Families provide a setting for personal growth – CUCC did that for me. Family consists of the people who support and love you, and are people you can confide in and trust – CUCC continues to be there for me. Friends, did CUCC also serve you in ways that only family could? Perhaps does it still? Strong connected families try to make things easier for each other by supporting each other. From trivial things like responding to a Facebook post, to thoughtful things like sending a card when someone experiences loss, to more profound ways like sending financial support when you’re in need.”

Read more from Michelle about why she continues to support CUCC, and how you can help.