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Event Series Compline Night Prayer Service

Compline Night Prayer Service

On Tuesdays beginning January 2nd, you are invited to a thirty minute Night Prayer Service to end your day in community and peace. These services from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., available via Zoom, are patterned after the ancient monastic tradition of Compline (meaning completion)–the final prayer of the day. We will follow a simple […]

Event Series Coffee, Conversation, and Friends

Coffee, Conversation, and Friends

This group of women “of a certain age” meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:00 am. In summer and good weather, we gather behind the Garrett Seminary on the Northwestern U campus. In winter or inclement weather, we meet at Le Peep in Evanston for informal conversations on […]

Event Series Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday Bible Study


The Wednesday Bible Study is a longstanding group that welcomes new members.  This group meets online every Wednesday 10-11:30am with the exception of a short break in the summer.  New participants are always welcome. Please contact Janet Lutz at if you are interested. 

Event Series Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Adults and youth in grades 6-12 rehearse weekly and ring in worship monthly. No audition is required and new ringers are welcome throughout the year. Each ringer plays two bells and music readers and instrumentalists are encouraged to give bells a try. For more information, email Dr. Brian Schoettler.

Event Series Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen

Dining Room

As part of Interfaith Action of Evanston, First Church hosts a weekly soup kitchen each Thursday evening.  A host team of First Church volunteers is needed each week, and 5-6 times a year we also need cooking teams.   Interested in helping?  Please contact Dave Koester ( about current scheduling needs.

First Hands & First Feet Team Up for Bundled Blessings

Meet at the church’s Hinman Ave steps at 9:00am to join First Feet on the weekly lakeside walk. Or meet at 10:30 in the church lobby/front steps for coffee with the walkers. Then we will all bundle in the basement together. Join us for walking, bundling, or both. A great local service opportunity! Please let […]

Event Series Messy Church!

Messy Church!

Great Hall

Messy Church is Christ-centered. Messy Church is creative. Messy Church is for all ages. Messy Church is where YOU belong! Life is rarely neat and tidy. But God isn't afraid to enter the mess. Messy Church is an opportunity for children, families, and adults to engage in hands-on creative activities, celebratory worship, and time together […]