Worship


Worshipfrom balcony

Worship plays a central role in the life of First Church.  Our faith community worships together each Sunday at 10:30 a.m..  Our service is centered on the liturgical pattern of Word and Table, an approach that helps us experience the mystery of God’s saving love and helps us apply that love in today’s world.  We invite you to visit First Church and experience worship for yourself.


Services

We gather for worship is at 10:30 a.m. all year.  Our typical pattern includes worship in the sanctuary from September to early June and in air-conditioned Tittle Chapel during the summer months.

Virtual Worship Services

Worship is streamed each week via YouTube and Facebook on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

August 9 Worship Bulletin is here.

Drive-In Prayer Meeting:  A Service of Confession, Repentance and Healing for the Sin of Racism  (summer 2020)

We will gather weekly on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for a brief, drive in service, held through September 6 at Evanston Township High School West Parking Lots 2 & 3. (Click here for map.) Enter on the west side of the high school from Lake Street using “Wildcat Way.” Pedestrians and bicyclists must wear face masks and will be shepherded to a specific area for appropriate social distancing. Those who arrive in vehicles may stay in their vehicles OR bring chairs and sit in family groups (with face masks) in the parking space adjacent to their vehicle.

Each Sunday we suggest actions for repentance and post them here.

Worship in the Park  (summer 2020 cancelled)

Worship in the Park (WIP) is an informal, come-as-you-are summer worship service at 9:00 a.m. in Lunt Park, just a block away. During WIP, children are invited to participate in W.O.W. (Worship Our Way) to explore the day’s message through hands-on activities in another part of the park.

Communion

We celebrate communion monthly during 10:30 a.m. worship and at Worship in the Park and on other liturgical holidays. For those who wish to receive communion weekly, on the other Sundays we offer a brief service at 11:45 a.m. in Tittle Chapel.

In addition to Sunday worship and the weekly communion services, First Church offers weekday worship on Ash Wednesday and during Holy Week.