Once you lose community space 

it never comes back

During it's long existence, the Garfield Park Christian Church worked diligently to make itself an essential park of the larger west side community it had established. 

The sanctuary has been a host to a myriad of religious groups and has lent a hand to alienated populations. Special outreach was made to the LGBTQ community, the homeless, refugees, atheist/agnostic, evolutionists and backed progressive causes of Gay Pride, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock Indians, Women's Rights, Environmentalism, Science, Etc.