We are a multiracial, multicultural, and multigenerational family of faith in the heart of Woodlawn.
“Multi” means we will never ask you to blend in. We welcome and celebrate all the particularities that make you who you are. We all come with many identities, backgrounds, and beliefs, and none of it is left at the door. We expect you to believe what’s in your conscience, to love whom you love, and to reflect the image of God as only you can.
Since The First Presbyterian Church of Chicago was organized in the carpentry shop of Fort Dearborn in 1833, we have been devoted to racial justice, education for youth and children, the arts, and organizing for the welfare of our community. That rich heritage still shapes our sense of purpose as a church in and for our community.
There is so much to this community. We come with many stories and many identities, and we are united in our sense of call and our love for one another.
We hope you will visit us soon to get to know this beautiful, beloved community for yourself.