No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, (or what time you arrive), you are welcome here!!!
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Michael's United Church of Christ online. We hope that this website gives you a sense of our congregation--our worship, fellowship, and community outreach. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come for a visit. We look forward to welcoming you.
Open & Affirming
On April 27, 2008, the members of St. Michael’s United Church of Christ voted to become an Open and Affirming Congregation and adopted the following resolution:
As a community of Christian believers, we are charged by the Word to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and welcome the stranger. As a family of faith, we are also challenged to respect each other, create space for one another’s differences, and offer each other and all who would join with us the extravagant hospitality so graciously and generously shown by Jesus.
In the Spirit of holy hospitality, we declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all women and men, children and youth, and families--each a unique gift from God. We welcome people of all ages, races, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations who desire to join in the life of our church, worshiping God and sharing the costs and joys of discipleship, and being Christ’s servants in the service of others.
Services are held each Sunday morning at
9:30 AM in the church's sanctuary.
400 W. Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Fellowship - 10:45 AM
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month (using bread, wafers, and gluten- free wafers, as well as wine and grape juice), as well as Christmas Eve, and other services as appropriate.
All are welcome to participate, no matter what age, gender, race, cultural background, sexual orientation/identity, or faith tradition/church membership.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated for infants, children, youth, and adults. If you are interested in learning more about this once in a lifetime sacrament, talk with Pastor Sue.