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The Congregational Church of Jefferson Park

    Due to concerns about the covid 19 coronavirus, you may contact the parsonage at 773‑286‑5318 with any urgent business.

    Sunday worship service: 11 AM
    (June to mid-September: 10 AM )
    An Open and Affirming Congregation

    Pastor Gayle Tucker
    5320 W. Giddings, Chicago IL 60630


    Welcome to the website of the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ in northwest Chicago.

    We are so happy that you have made your way to our website!

    We hope that as you explore our website, you will want to come and worship with us, then hear us welcome you with our welcome song at fellowship time!

    The Congregational Church of Jefferson Park is people of faith who loves music, serving their community, the rich traditions of a church founded in 1861, and the incredible involvement of the children, youth, and young adults. We also enjoy congregational parties, adult religious discussion groups, and fun-filled fund raisers.

    We are an intentionally open and affirming congregation. We welcome persons of every age, gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, political affiliation, economic and social status, educational background, physical or mental disability, faith background, marital standing, and family structure.

    We hope that we can be a place for you as you grow in your spiritual journey and that you come to learn from us as we look forward to learning from you.

    Book Study

    Tentative plans are in the works for a multi-week book study of Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (2011). Stay tuned for more details in March!

    Pastoral CareIf you or someone you know would like or is in need of a visit, please contact Pastor Gayle in the church office, via phone (773-725-0121) or email (, or via Facebook message. Leave voicemail messages with details or with a message to call back.
    Please note that if you leave a message Thursday afternoon through Saturday, it will not be listened to until Sunday morning.
    Also let us know if you have visited someone, so that care and visits can be coordinated. Thank you!

    Weekly Volunteers — Each week there are opportunities to serve as liturgist and/or announcer, greeter and/or ushers and to host fellowship time, as well as to sponsor the chancel flowers. Please sign up to serve your congregation!

    1861-2019: 158 years of worship and community service

    Upcoming Events

    For more information, click on the name of an event.

    Later events are listed in our calendar page.