Bethany is…

a traditional church rooted in progressive Christianity.

a committed congregation of caregivers serving in the name of justice.

a creative home for artists who value beauty and practice their crafts.

a kind community which finds enjoyment in relationship with one another.

a safe space which is proudly inclusive and intentionally multi-generational.

…and with you, we can be more!


CMA Spring Meeting


On Saturday, May 4th, Bethany is hosting the spring meeting of the Chicago Metropolitan Association of the UCC. Join us for a time of worship, fellowship, business, and learning. You can find more details and registration forms here. Meals (including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free) are provided, as well as childcare. Want to sing with the choir? Come early and practice from 8:15 - 8:45.

If you’re looking to help host (Bethany, we’re looking at you!), let us know in the office!

Volunteer with us!

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Teams from Bethany regularly volunteers with both The Night Ministry (preparing and serving dinner at Leland and Clarendon in Uptown on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month) and The Crib (preparing and delivering dinner to their Lakeview shelter) and we’d love to have you join us. The next opportunities to serve are:

The Crib: Friday April 26th
The Night Ministry: Wednesday May 8th



Chamber Music at Bethany co-director Tim Munro will be joined by flutists Jennifer Gunn and Emma Gerstein for an evening of flute music. Flute ensemble music is unfairly dismissed. But this tuneful music gets luxury treatment in a concert featuring Chicago Symphony musicians Jennifer Gunn and Emma Gerstein, and Grammy-winner Tim Munro.

Music by Kuhlau, Boismortier, Koechlin, and Mozart. May 6, at 7:30 pm. Tickets at the door.