Houses of Worship
Prayer meetings, classes for children and teens, study circles, and other activities generally take place in homes, community centers, and other locations around Evanston. Our activities are open to everyone, and everyone is warmly welcomed to participate–being a member is not required. The Baha’i Faith places great emphasis on the independent investigation of truth, so everyone’s path of exploration, worship and service is respected and honored
A seminary related to the Episcopal Church, offering certificate, masters and doctorate programs in divinity, ministry, preaching and theology for clergy, laypeople and people interested in exploring faith issues. Located on the Northwestern University campus.
Sunday Worship is at 10AM every Sunday in Levere Chapel (1856 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL). The Church of Christ the King worships in the tradition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. We use a gently modernized version of the great Reformation Prayer Books that culminated in the great Book of Common Prayer of 1662. We rejoice in the classic hymns and Anglican musical tradition.
Community Center for Muslims living in the far north and west Chicago areas. Offers religious, educational, social and health services to members as well as people living in the surrounding neighborhood. Programs will be expanded after facilities are completed.
Pastor: Rev. Timothy Rathod
Hindi: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Gujarati: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
English: (1st Sunday Of Every Month) 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Mailing: P.O. Box 5185, Evanston, IL 60204
Worship service at 10 a.m. at the Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, 60201.
Every Sunday 9:15am – 9:55: Group Singing around the piano informal singing of Hymns
Every Sunday 9:45am – 12:30: Child Care and First Day School
First Day School for Preschool and Older Children (Religious Education activities) Nursery Care for Infants and Toddlers
Every Sunday 10:00am – 11:00: Meeting for Worship
(10am to 10:20am with young children)
Every Sunday 11:00am – 11:30: Announcements
coffee & socializing
Every Sunday 11:30am – 12:30: Meeting for Learning
Second hour discussion on various topics
9:30 A.M. Sunday School
11:00 A.M. Morning Worship
4:00 P.M. Evening Service
6:00 P.M. Prayer
6:00 A.M Morning Prayer
12 Noon Noon Prayer
6:00 PM Evening Prayer
6:00 P.M. Scholastic Motivation
6:45 P.M. Adult Bible Study
Young Adult Bible Study
YPWW/ Youth Bible Study
Sunshine Band Bible Study
Children’s Choir Rehearsal 8:00 P.M. Youth Choir Rehearsal
8:00 P.M. Sanctuary Choir (Alternating Thursdays- Check Calendar)
6:00 P.M. Prayer
7:00 P.M. Evening Service
7:00 A.M. Morning Prayer
Sunday School 8:30 AM
Sunday Worship Service 10:00 AM
Word Wednesday, Wednesdays 7:00 PM
1445 Hinman Avenue
Sunday School for Children
1445 Hinman Avenue
Time: 11:30 a.m.
PYGS (High School Youth)
Time: Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Location: PYGS Lounge (Basement)
NUBS (Junior High Youth)
Time: Fridays, 7-9 p.m.
Location: NUBS Lounge (3rd Floor)
Sabbath School: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 11:00 am
Adventist Youth (AY) 5:00 pm
Worship is at 10:30 a.m. all year. From September to early June, we worship in the sanctuary, and during the summer 10:30 a.m. worship moves to air-conditioned Tittle Chapel.
Worship in the Park is an informal, come-as-you-are summer worship service at 9:00 a.m. in Lunt Park, just a block away.
Soup Kitchen: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Total Child, Preschool and Childcare Center, 847-864-7100.
Bundled Blessings, a diaper pantry collecting diapers and supplying them to local families in need through partnerships with local social service agencies.
Sunday School: Sun 9:30 am
Worship: Sun 11:00 am
Men’s Study: Tues 6:00 pm
Women’s Study: Weds 6:00 pm
Three patterns of worship in the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary address different needs, schedules, and traditions within our community, as well as providing rich worship and learning experiences for those who can participate in all three. They are:
Word and Table Service – Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.
Celebrating weekly Eucharist, with organ accompaniment and the ministry of our Chapel Choir.
Gospel Service – Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Featuring African American traditions of worship and music with piano accompaniment and the ministry of our Gospel Choir. The Eucharist is celebrated on the first Wednesday of each month
Contemporary Service – Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.
Featuring a broad range of music with guitar, drums, and keyboard and enhanced through drama, dance and video projection. Eucharist is celebrated on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Sunday Morning Prayer 9am
Sunday School 10am
Sunday Worship Service 11am
Sunday Evening Prayer 6pm
Wednesday Bible Institute 7-8:15pm
Hillside Food Pantry serves patrons who live in surrounding area of church, 2727 Crawford Ave.(Northwest Evanston, Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Chicago).
The pantry is located at the east side of the church parking lot, 2727 Crawford Ave.. Open Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clients may come once a week. Arrive no earlier than half an hour before opening.
5 congregations (3 English-speaking, 1 Spanish-speaking and 1 Romanian) meet for services at 9:30 am., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays in the Lower and Upper Levels.
Sundays: Service, Noon
Sunday school 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Prayer meeting 3 p.m.
Foundation class 4 p.m.
Bible class, Wed 7 p.m.; Prayer meeting, Fri 7 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m.
JRC is known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. We have built a highly acclaimed green building, but most of all, JRC is about people – our members. Our congregation is as diverse as the American Jewish community, including observant and nonobservant Jews, interfaith families, blended families, people of color, LGBTQ Jews, believers and nonbelievers.
Lake Street Church is an open and inclusive congregation, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of North America. People who attend this church come from more than a dozen religious traditions, including Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic, and a number of Protestant denominations. The diversity of our congregation creates a stimulating, enriching community that fosters respect and compassion.
Worship services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Lakeside Buddha Sangha is an Evanston-based meditation group which meets weekly to study and practice the Engaged Buddhism taught by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Weekly Meditation: Sunday evenings at First Congregational Church.
Doors open at 6:50 p.m.
Mediation begins, and doors are closed, at 7:15 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive on time because of a building alarm system that goes into effect once the doors are shut.
We are a welcoming community, composed mostly of students, experiencing, living, and sharing the love of God through scholarship, service, and faith.
During the academic quarters, the Lutheran Center at Northwestern is open Monday through Thursday, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Sunday worship and coffee hour begins at 11:00 am on Sundays and Student Dinner Worship is held at 6:00pm most Wednesdays. Please check our website or call the number listed above to verify our worship times.
A blend of traditional and contemporary worship
Sunday School 10:00am
Sunday Worship Service 11:45am-2:15pm
Sunday Evening Worship (1st and 3rd Sundays) 6:45pm
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9:30am
Wednesday Bible Study: 12:30pm
Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study 7:15pm-9:15pm
Friday Youth Activities 7:15pm-9:15pm
Sunday Worship Service:
Evening: 7:00 P.M.
Lundi/Monday: Barber Ministry: 4:00 P.M.
Mardi/Tuesday: Evangelization: 6:30 PM
Wednesday: Emission de Radio: 10-11 pm
Thursday: Prière:7:00 pm; See Pastor Jean Marie
Vendredi/Friday: Réunion de Prière: 7:00 P.M.
Every Last Friday of the Month: Cri de Minuit pour Haiti: 9:00 p.m.
Founded in 1923, this 600 member congregation values its founding traditions through worship, Christian education and service.
Sunday worship: 9:30 a.m.
Northminster Nursery School offers classes for children 2-5 years old in large, bright, well equipped classrooms. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
To bring in Shabbat, Hillel offers Friday night services, with student-led Reform, Conservative and Orthodox prayer services available and a communal dinner. Hillel celebrates the Jewish holidays throughout the year with services, fun festivities, and meaningful get-togethers.
The Center offers ongoing classes in meditation and White Tara, Medicine Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha and Avalokiteshvara practices, as well as Tibetan cultural programs.
Donations benefit Tibet Girls School which provides education to nomad girls.
Ösel Ling is a small, community-based Buddhist meditation center, formerly known as Tsogyaling Meditation Center. The center is often described as a peaceful, safe and compassionate place to come and explore the ancient practices of mindfulness meditation. Located at 1814 Dempster Street, meditation classes are held in the beautiful, newly-renovated Heartwood center just next door. Parking is also available, next to Ösel Ling, in the newly acquired parking lot.
Mailing: 535 Custer St., Evanston, IL 60202
Sunday Service 10:00am
The Harvest is a natural foods co-op offering fair prices on bulk foods and dairy products. Members of the co-op pay a small annual membership fee or volunteer at the co-op monthly.
Offers a variety of social services targeted toward low income families and individuals.
Emergency Service Schedule: Food Pantry: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Utilities, Rental/Mortgage Assistance- By Appointment Only
Monday: Prayer Chain – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Club- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club – 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal
Counseling: Christian counseling, substance abuse counseling.
Food Assistance: Food vouchers (redeemable at Jewel on Chicago Avenue), canned goods and clothing vouchers for the needy.
Housing: Rent and utilities assistance (when funds are available).
After School Program:
For children ages 5 – 13, Monday – Friday between 3pm to 6pm. Transportation from Evanston schools,snack and homework assistance provided for a monthly fee. Extended care may be available.
Character Building Program:
Adventure Corps (boys ages 6-12),Sunbeams (girls 6-11),Girls Guards (girls 12-18) and Teen Reflection Cell Group (a drop-in time for teens 13-18). Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth Music Program:
Activities for youth include Singing Company (ages 6-10),Junior Choir (ages 10-17),Junior Band (ages 13 and older) and Instructional Band (ages 6-15)
Summer Day Camp:
A day camp is offered for 8 weeks during the summer for children ages 5-12, between 7:30 am – 5:45pm, Monday through Friday.
Women’s Programs also available, including sewing and Zumba groups
Sunday Worship 8am, 10:30am
Adult Sunday School 9:15am
Children’s Church 10:30am, second through fifth Sundays
Bible Study 7-9pm
Soup Kitchen: Mondays and Tuesdays at noon
Since our inception in 1882, our light has brightly shined as a cosmopolitan church reaching out to a diverse community of people throughout Evanston, the North Shore and the City of Chicago! We are historic, Christ centered, multi-staffed and believe fully in “the priesthood of all believers”.
The Christian Science Church was established in 1879 to commemorate the word and works of Christ Jesus, and reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element
Sunday Worship and Sunday School- 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday testimony meetings – 7:30 p.m.
Christian Science Reading Room, 1936 Central Street, Evanston, IL, 60201, 847-475-5676
Open Mon-Sat 10am.-4pm.
Sheil Catholic Center is a faith community of students, faculty, staff, and associates who together offer a welcoming place for worship, celebration of sacraments, and pastoral care. The Center is a good place to study and socialize.
Business Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Center & Chapel Hours:
The Paul V. Galvin Memorial Chapel at the Sheil Center and the Center itself is open 8:00am – 10:00pm during NU’s academic year.
9:30am, 11:00 am, 5:00pm, 9:00pm
Nursery available in lower level at 9:30 and 11:00am.
Weekday Mass: Monday through Friday – 5:00 p.m.
Sherman has the honor of being the first and only place of worship named for a woman and an African-American as well as being the only historically predominantly African-American United Methodist Congregation on the North Shore.
Worship: Sundays at 10:30
Tues Office Closed
Thur Office Closed
Sat Office open by request only
Affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church Denomination
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Our worship offers a blend of contemporary worship, solid biblical preaching, a heart for justice and warm fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere that welcomes all ages to come as you are.
Sunday School/Bible Study
Sundays 10:00 a.m.
Sundays 11:00 a.m.
Midweek Bible Study
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Clergy Office Hours
Mondays by Appointment
Wednesdays & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Call for Schedule
Thursdays 7:00 p.m
Bishop Committee Meetings
Second Tuesday in every month
Call for Schedule
Fr. Emeka Nwachuku Vicar 847 328 4751
Rev Lee Gaede Deacon 847 702 0891
Sunday Service at 10:15am
St. John’s Church is a community of Christians on a journey of faith. Our church is a part of the wider family of Christian churches called the United Church of Christ
After our patron, Saint Luke, we seek to proclaim the love and healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our ministry and mission.
10:00 am Said Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
8:00 am Said Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
9:30 am Sung Eucharist (Great Hall)
Music Program: Performing/touring groups include the Choir of Men and Boys, the Girls Schola and the Saint Luke’s Singers. Contact Andrew Lewis, Choirmaster.
Parish House Office Hours
Monday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church believes that the spirit of God lives in every human being, and that we are called to glorify that which unites us while at the same time celebrating the awesome diversity of God’s creation. All of us at St. Mark’s share a commitment to our faith and to our community, and we welcome visitors regardless of religious background, race, sexual orientation, or age. You are welcome here.
(September – May)
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM Coffee & Conversation
9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
11:45 AM Coffee & Conversation
12:00 Noon Hand Bell Rehearsal
nursery care provided every Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(June – August)
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM Coffee & Conversation
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist at the Lakefront (Hamilton Street and the Lake)
10:30 AM Coffee & Conversation
Wednesday Lunch: Each Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12 noon, a sack lunch is provided to any neighbors who are hungry. Enter through the Parish Office doors.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless, (847) 869-0370, St. Mark’s is home to Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Hospitality Center, which operates every weekday morning from 7:00 to 11:00. Guests of the Hospitality Center find companionship, nutritious snacks, mental health and substance abuse counselling, job advice, and the opportunity to participate in an art program.
Interfaith Action of Evanston: St. Mark’s is a member congregation of this Evanston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together to serve hungry and homeless people, pursue interfaith dialogue, and engage in advocacy that promotes social justice.
Home to Knights of Columbus Council 1077.
Mon-Sat at 8am (Thursday’s service is a Communion Service)
Saturday at 5pm; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11am
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church boasts a mission, traditions and historical roots dating back 135 years to Evanston’s first century and a history of devotion and worship.
Tuesday Intercessory Prayer 11:30am
Wednesday Morning Prayer 10:00am
Wednesday Bible Study 10:30am
Friday Centering Prayer 7:30am
Mailing: 1120 Washington, Evanston, IL 60201
The craft fair features handmade items from all over the country as well as an opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Claus. Homemade breakfast and lunch are served. Christmas trees and greenery are available for purchase. Usually held the first weekend in December.
Saturday 4:30 (English)
Sunday: English: 9:00 am (with American Sign Language) and 11:00 am
Spanish (Español): 9:00 am (Chapel) and 1:00 pm (Church)
Parish Office Hours
Horas de la Oficina Parroquial
Mon-Thu|Lun-Jue — 9:00am-7:30pm
Fri|Viér — 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat|Sáb — 9:00am-3:30pm
Sun|Dom — Closed
Lutheran church sw of downtown Evanston, offers Sunday soup kitchen, other services.
Soup Kitchen: Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Also has winter warming center.
Betty Landis (Pastor)firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Miltoria Bey Sangobiyi (Emergencies) 847-477-5684
Authentic Armenian food, dancing, music, and games.Over the years, Evanston’ s TASTE OF ARMENIA festival–one of the premiere Armenian picnics in the Chicago area– has become a favorite end-of-summer event for Chicagoans of all ethnic backgrounds.
Late August: noon-6:30 p.m. Clark St. between Benson and Sherman. Sponsored by the St. James Armenian Church. Free
The Taste of Armenia serves up charcoal-grilled kebabs and homemade specialties including healthy salads, ‘sarma’ rolls with fresh-picked grape leaves (nothing canned!) Few can resist the bountiful table of our grandmas’ pastries and a steaming cup of Armenian coffee (fortunes told on request!)
The ARK provides free social and medical services to help distressed members of our Chicagoland Jewish family return to self-reliance.
Hours: Mon. and Weds., 9-7:30; Tues. and Thurs., 9-5; Fri., 9-2
The Medical Clinic of the Goldie Bachmann Luftig Health Center is open five days per week, including two evenings. Medical treatment is provided by volunteer physicians and The ARK’s professional medical staff. Patients make appointments to see internists, as well as cardiologists, gynecologists and other specialists. X-rays and other tests and procedures are performed at area hospitals at no charge to clients, through special arrangements with The ARK
The purpose of the Udumbara Sangha is to express, make accessible, and embody the wisdom compassion of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Our center is a welcoming and vibrant community of Buddhist practitioners who are supportive of all Buddhist schools and particularly devoted to the practice of Zen. We are dedicated to the teaching of original enlightenment and to the liberation of flowering of all beings.
Udumbara Sangha acknowledges and values equally the expression of practice in formal settings and in daily life: thus we affirm both lay and monastic practice as expressions of the bodhisattva path.
Welcome to the Unitarian Church of Evanston, a community of free faith and theological diversity. Our faith tradition is Unitarian Universalist. On any given Sunday you’ll meet friends who find primary inspiration in a traditional faith (including, but not limited to, Christian, Jewish, Religious Humanist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, or Earth-centered) or in some combination that guides them on their life journeys.
Sunday Worship Service at 11am Offers wide range of social service programs:
We welcome people of any race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,
age, social or economic status, employment status, or life situation;
including people with physical or mental illness or disability.
We practice loving acceptance of each person and respectful discussion of our differences.
Wheadon United Methodist Church, formerly at 2214 Ridge in Evanston, merged with United Church of Rogers Park in 2003.
United Church of Rogers Park is proud to partner with the following local organizations. We invite you to learn more about the amazing work they are each doing in their own fields.
Serves Methodist and Presbyterian students
Worship & Fellowship: Sunday, 5:30pm
We are a diverse community of students who are on a shared journey to learn about faith. We believe in supporting each other and opening our minds to think in new ways.
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell
Campus Minister and
UCM Administrative Asst.
1834 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Jim Alrutz, Peer Minister
Kelli Harrison, Seminary Intern
Cassidhe Hart, Seminary Intern
Andrew Rowberg, Peer Minister
Nonprofit corporation working to significantly reduce illiteracy, unemployment, youth gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and homelessness.
The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago is a Soto Zen Temple dedicated to helping practitioners realize their true nature through Zazen, seated meditation.
The Zen Buddhist Temple of Chicago was founded in 1949 by Soyu Matsuoka Roshi. Originally located on Halsted Street on the north side of Chicago, the Temple moved to its current location in the 1980s. We also share space with the Chinese Cultural Academy, which offers classes in Tai Chi Chuan.