Playing dress up: best spot for costumes
by Stephanie Tao
While using public transportation, it would be difficult not to notice the many posters, billboards and signs posing the question, "This is church?" The signs depict scenes of every day life as well as uncommon ones, like elegant ballet performances. What are these advertisements about, and how are these activities even related? It is all a part of Willow Creek Community Church.
The church, which is the largest American inter-denominational church, just began services in the heart of downtown Chicago. More than 2,000 people attended the first service on Oct. 1, a very impressive turnout for a blossoming church branch. The historically rich Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Parkway, home to The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, hosts the epic Sunday Morning gatherings. This unconventional location is actually not unusual for an evangelical church as Willow Creek’s very first service in the 1970s was held at a rented movie theater in Palatine, Ill.
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