Worship


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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 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

November 22 Worship Bulletin is here.

Saturday Virtual Worship Recording Session

11/18/20 Update: In accordance with the new City of Evanston guidelines, we are discontinuing until further notice our practice of welcoming folks to attend the Saturday Worship Recording Session.

On Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. we offer a brief, 30-minute worship service that is recorded for Sunday’s streamed Virtual Worship service.  This Saturday In-Person service includes music (but no sung hymns), the sermons, prayers, and other spoken parts of worship.  Click here for additional details and to make a reservation.

Community Prayer Gathering  (Sept.13-Nov. 8)

The congregation and all our neighbors are invited to gather together on Sundays 9:00-9:30 a.m. for a simple time of welcome, music as prayer, and benediction.   We will gather at Lunt Park, on the corner of Church St. and Judson Ave., weather permitting.  Persons are welcome to bring a chair and sit in the park or to park along the street and remain in their vehicles.
In the event the Prayer Meeting is cancelled due to weather or emergency, look for an email or check the church website or Facebook page; we’ll post an update by 8:15 a.m. that morning.

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.