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Re:New's Mission

Guided by our faith in Jesus Christ, Re:new creates a space for refugee women to thrive.

Our Ministry

We offer free sewing and ESL classes in a safe and welcoming environment to women who sought refuge in the US. Once they complete the sewing class, and if they meet the required criteria, we hire the students to become paid Artisans of Re:new for 2 years. These women are empowered through paid skill training and partake in continued ESL lessons. They are also paired with a Godly mentor who does everything from creating a safe environment to explore faith to helping navigate any needs that arise. Through this mentorship, women are also prepared for the next steps in their career.


Re:new was born in 2009 out of one woman’s desire to show the love of Jesus by meeting two needs of local refugee women: a safe community and employment. Re:new strives to be a welcoming place to provide opportunity to refugee and former refugee women in the post-resettlement stage of their journey.

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On August 26, 2021, IL Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order mandating that masks be worn at all indoor gatherings. Although churches are exempt from the Executive Order, out of respect for governing authorities, Parkview has continued to ask staff, leaders, volunteers, and those attending Sunday gatherings to wear a mask while indoors. We are grateful for our people’s understanding and willingness to do so. The Governor recently indicated that his Executive Order will be rescinded on Monday, February 28th making masks no longer required in most indoor settings. In anticipation of that, on Sunday, February 27th Parkview will return to a “mask optional” policy.

While the mask policy has once again shifted, our commitment to your health and wellbeing has not. We remain dedicated to thoroughly cleaning our public spaces before and after our gatherings. Masks and hand sanitizer are still readily available to those who want them.

Navigating these difficult days has not always been clear or easy. Whatever your perspective on current realities, as fellow Christians, let us allow kindness, grace and compassion characterize our interaction and relationships. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Let us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

I look forward to being with you on Sundays.
Grace and Peace,
Ray S. Kollbocker
Lead Pastor