Night Prayer Services Return This Winter

Night Prayer Services Return This Winter

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 online via Zoom, are patterned after the ancient monastic tradition of Compline...
Festival Choir Welcomes Local Singers

Festival Choir Welcomes Local Singers

First United Methodist Church of Evanston invites local singers to participate in our upcoming Festival Choir concert featuring Bach’s Cantata No. 147 and Willan’s cantata The Mystery of Bethlehem. Bach Cantata No. 147 was premiered 300 years ago and features the...
Covenant Hike Group Returns This Fall

Covenant Hike Group Returns This Fall

  “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”   – George Washington Carver The Covenant Hike Group returns this fall and invites new participants who have a wonder of the...
We are a Mission Links Church.  (What does that mean?)

We are a Mission Links Church. (What does that mean?)

  Guest writer:  Alli Henry, Mission and Outreach Committee Chair First Church Evanston was one of 43 congregations awarded a “Mission Links Church” designation at the 2022 Northern Illinois Annual Conference. The Mission Links program enables...
Meet Sydney Harkrider

Meet Sydney Harkrider

  Sydney Harkrider will be installed during July 9 worship as our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  Between the two worship services on that day, the congregation will have the opportunity to welcome her to Evanston and First Church.   We had a...
Organ Convention Comes To Evanston

Organ Convention Comes To Evanston

First Church is a venue for the Great Lakes Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists June 25-28, 2023. Organists from around the region will gather for four days of concerts, workshops, and worship services featuring instruments throughout the North...
Meet Omando Bastian, Worship in the Park Intern

Meet Omando Bastian, Worship in the Park Intern

  Omando Bastian, a Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary student, has joined the First Church Staff as our summer Worship in the Park intern.  He is pursuing a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling and in the fall will begin...
Inviting Applications for Nursery Coordinator Position

Inviting Applications for Nursery Coordinator Position

First Church seeks a dedicated individual to serve as the coordinator of the church nursery on Sunday mornings.  This part-time position begins September 11 and continues through May 28. Our nursery program seeks to provide safe, secure, nurturing, clean and efficient...