At other churches. I never felt like it was ok to have questions. Here I can be myself. I’m finally home.
Jane, member since 1998
There are two ways to join us on Sundays. We gather at 10 am CST, and at 9 am in the summer.
Our Sunday worship gatherings start at 10:00am CST, September – June, in the sanctuary, and at 9:00am during the summer (when we meet, weather permitting, on the front lawn). You can also attend through our livestream.
When we worship together we often sing a mix of hymns and other more contemporary songs. You’ll hear from one of our ministers on staff each Sunday, sharing Scripture, or telling a story to our children or through a sermon. And folks from our congregation, from age 5 to age 95, help guide us through worship as acolytes, readers, ushers and greeters, and sometimes even through preaching as well.
We won’t ask you to sign something, believe everything…or anything, for that matter. We want everyone to not only feel welcomed by everyone here and by God, but to feel like they belong, wherever they find themselves on their spiritual journey.
We offer nursery child care (two and under) during worship. Children are welcome in the pews with their parents. We love having them with us during worship – in all their wiggly, squiggly, and not- always-quiet glory, and provide some ways for them to be engaged each Sunday as well. Following the children’s message, kids 6th grade and below are invited to head off to our Church School with their teachers, if they’d like. Contact us to learn more about child care.
You can dress however you’re comfortable, (some people dress up, some people dress casually, but most people come sort of “business casual”), and participate as much or as little feels right for you on that day (no expectations). We believe just sitting quietly and breathing can be an act of worship as much as singing loudly and clapping your hands. (We will offer opportunities for both and quite a bit in between..)
After the worship time, which usually lasts about an hour, everyone is invited to a “coffee hour” where, along with having some caffeination (and juice and snacks), you can meet a few people and have a little conversation. No pressure to do that, of course. If you’d like to remain anonymous, we totally understand.
There’s plenty of free parking in our lot and usually you can find some easily on the street as well. You can get here using Metra and Pace, if you prefer public transportation. Located one block from the Green Bay Bicycle trail, we also encourage walking and biking. And we have a bike rack in front of the church.
725 Pine St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Jane, member since 1998