Who We Are
The members at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Evanston are diverse in many ways. We come from all over the United States — representing broad interests, varying religious backgrounds and spiritual orientations, different lifestyles, a multiplicity of talents, and a variety of personal, social and political concerns.
We value the traditions of our founding members, seeking a deeper relationship with God through worship, prayer, personal study and service to others. We gather as a community to worship and grow in communion with God. We respect preaching of the Word that is theologically sound, spiritually challenging and practical in its application.
At Northminster, there are many opportunities to study the written Word and teach our children about God’s love. Creative, energetic teachers and staff lead our Christian education and youth programs.
Service to Others
In response to inequities, violence, and suffering in our immediate and global communities, we witness the love of God through service to others. We support many of our members who live out their faith by volunteering for social and political causes.
Our legacy of service to others is vital to who we are. We mentor young people in education/life skills, feed people in soup kitchens, offer hospitality and shelter to homeless families through the Family Promise Program, fund disaster relief efforts in Central America and Europe, serve sandwiches with The Night Ministry on the streets of Chicago and advocate worldwide peace efforts.
Because of God’s reconciling and healing work through Jesus Christ, we are charged with a ministry of reconciliation. In addition to our mission work, we are a community of hospitality and care.
We pray for each other, strive to accept each other’s differences, and have fun together. We repent any hurt we cause each other, and, as we seek God’s forgiveness, we also seek to be forgiving. We reach out to comfort those among us who are in crisis, sick, homebound, or who suffer emotional wounds.