Affirmation: United Methodist is a non-profit, all-volunteer, national activist caucus of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and their family and friends, that advocates full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all areas and levels of the United Methodist Church.
Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) is a coalition of engaged people who share a commitment to peace through justice. We focus on the issues of: Military Spending, Nuclear Arms Abolition, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and the U.S. in Conflict.
Evanston, IL 60201
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.
The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a self-governing, inclusive, caring community—providing a home to those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non-belief in a supreme being. We focus on the ethical values that bring people together, not on the beliefs that keep people apart.
Group of women and men who meet to build spiritual unity through prayer, share fellowship and discussion of their Catholic identity, religious traditions and experiences. Organize the St. Nicholas annual Holy Family/Kwanzaa Mass celebration. Meetings are on the last Sunday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at 838 Grey Ave., Evanston.
Challenges Evanston’s religious congregations to be active stewards of the environment; provides resource support, workshops and opportunities for joint projects. Usually meets the fourth Tuesday, September–June, 7–9 PM, Evanston Friends Meeting House, 1010 Greenleaf.
The Evanston North Shore Community (ENSC) Mass Choir consists of adult singers from various churches throughout the North Shore community who celebrate through the rich tradition of African American religious music, ranging from inspirational spirituals to contemporary gospel tunes.
Evanston faith leaders and City officials encourage residents to claim ownership of their home, block and community by adhering to the “Evanston Own It” proclamation, which acknowledges that every resident deserves to live in a safe, caring community and take ownership of everything that happens throughout the city despite where they live.
As a part of its commitment, Evanston's faith-based community will offer support and pledge to work with residents to achieve an “own it” spirit, in addition to spreading the ideology that what happens to one person in Evanston happens to all.
For a list of upcoming events, visit http://cityofevanston.org/evanston-own-it.
An organization that links members of over 50 Evanston religious organizations and facilitates cooperative work for the hungry and homeless, interfaith dialogue and community building. Outreach projects include soup kitchens, warming centers and the Hospitality Center for the Homeless. Annual Vision-Keeper Dinner for members. Sponsors annual Evanston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at various houses of worship.
Warming Centers are located in the facilities of member houses of worship and are staffed by volunteers. The Centers open in November and continue through March.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless located at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, offers social services and referrals weekdays from 7-11 am.
Producemobile provides distribution of free produce on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. at Robert Crown Center.
Soup Kitchens are run by teams of volunteers in several locations.
Overnight Emergency Shelter: The Emergency Overnight Shelter is open every
night from mid November through March, at 6 different faith communities,
from 9pm to 7am.
Resource center providing educational support, mentoring, community, and formation for interfaith and interchurch families, and the clergy and religious communities that serve them.
Special community offered include: Hebrew Naming and Baptism for children, "Under 5's" for parents of young children to share examples and be role models, The Union School for children
beginning in Kindergarten (Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45am), and interfaith masses, Shabbats, and weddings.
A predominantly Jewish organization advocating for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Organizes monthly vigils around the Chicago area, provides speakers on Israeli-Palestinian issues.
Increase awareness of Islamic culture at NU and to provide an Islamic environment for Muslim students. Organizes activities for Muslim students, Islamic Awareness Week, philanthropy food drives, Ramadan dinners, and tutoring. Primary motive is to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: community, equality, justice, mercy, compassion, and peace.
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.
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
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.
A free thrift store, offering free clothing, books and household items. Open every Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM. Accepting donations during open hours only.
The Pick is a decades-old institution in South Evanston and serves all who come through its doors. youth and other volunteers learn work skills, build community, and gain confidence from serving their neighbors.