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!


Service and Justice


Bethany a place for hands-on faith: where we try to practice what we preach. Sunday, June 2nd, come hear about the work we’re doing and ways that you might get involved, from the Pride Parade to advocate for just laws in Illinois.

Our next opportunities to serve meals to neighbors are below. With questions, or to sign up, contact Rev. Rebecca Anderson, at

Wednesday, June 12 (with The Night Ministry) and Friday, June 28 (at The Crib)

Summer worship!


Worship moves outside at Bethany for the summer! On June 9th, join us on the lawn at 10 a.m. and plan to stay that day for an all-church cook-out after worship.

We worship outdoors (at what time? at 10 a.m.!) every Sunday throughout the summer, weather permitting. Kids, dogs, picnic blankets, beach wear are all welcome at the service. This summer, we’ve got some great acoustic guitarists leading us in worship — and we’d love to have your voice in the mix!

Sunday School at Bethany


Sunday School (currently for people ages 4 - 2nd grade) happens on the second and fourth Sundays of each month during indoor worship.  There's also Nursery Care available every Sunday. Come join our growing cohort of goofballs! (Everyone is also always welcome to stay in worship.)

Want to know more? Contact Rev. Vince Amlin at