As members of the First Congregational Church of Evanston, we are on a spiritual journey. As an inclusive congregation, we welcome all faith experiences and family types; we are an open and affirming community of faith who welcome and include all people and embrace differences of age, ability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and national origin.
We are challenged by the Gospel to grow in our understanding of what the Biblical Word means for Christian life today, to nurture one another, and to be engaged in our community and the world.
By God's grace and guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves, our resources, and our time to Jesus Christ through this congregation.
Associations and Affiliations
The congregation of the First Congregational Church of Evanston is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Chicago Metropolitan Association (CMA). We also retain our membership in the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC).
We are proud to be a member congregation of the Interfaith Action of Evanston, The Community Renewal Society, and the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches.
Everyone is welcome.
We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in our beautiful, light-filled sanctuary. Our service offers relevant, contemporary preaching, thoughtful prayers, and distinguished music – from traditional choral to original modern work to instrumental fare. Above all, we offer
a community of people who are on a spiritual journey together.
We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC), which is a mainline Protestant denomination that traces its history to the Pilgrims. The UCC has roots in the “covenantal” tradition, meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members.
First Congregational Church of Evanston is an open and affirming church that strives to be inclusive of all faith experiences, family types, and backgrounds. No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
1445 Hinman Avenue
Sunday School for Children
1445 Hinman Avenue
Sanctuary & Chapel
1445 Hinman Avenue (at Grove Street)
Church House (Offices & Classrooms)
1417 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201