Ministries and Partners



Community Feast


We have been serving nutritious meals to our neighbors every Sunday since 1984! Doing what we can opens the door for God to do much more.


Our Community Feast serves a free, delicious, nutritious dinner to about 100 of our neighbors in need in Overdier Hall located on our 3rd floor. All who come are welcome and will be fed.

We open our doors at 4:00 p.m. and serve dinner until 6:00 p.m. Following each meal, in the Parlor behind our dining room, we offer a service of song, prayer, and conversation for anyone who is interested.

Volunteer Information

Adults should accompany anyone under 17 years

We host small and large volunteer groups as well as individuals each Sunday

1st Shift: 2:30 to 4:00 Set up and Food Preparation

2nd Shift: 4:30 to 6:30 Serving and Clean up


New To You Thrift Shop

Please come visit the "New to You" Thrift Shop and help support United Church of Rogers Park. The Thrift Shop is run by a group of lovely volunteers. They sell clothes for men, women, and children, as well as books, housewares, toys, jewelry, and much much more!

Cash, debit, and credit cards accepted!

Store Hours

TUESDAY: 10:00am - 3:00pm THURSDAY: 10:00am - 3:00pm

FRIDAY: 10:00am - 3:00pm SATURDAY: 10:00am - 3:00pm

We Accept Donations!

Please bring any donations to the store Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

We also have a drop box located on the North end of the Thrift Shop, next to the alley.

To contact the Thrift Store, please call 773-761-2097


Circles and Ciphers


Circles & Ciphers is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence.

Through art-based peace circles, education, and direct action we collectively heal and work to bring about the abolition of the prison-industrial complex.

Check out more information at their website:


Peace Center (Youth and Children Programming)

A safe and welcoming center that seeks to end violence though education, physical activity, the arts and social justice.

Donate Now to the Peace Center

Creative Circle

The Women's Creative Circle is a group of ladies that share ideas, create beautiful works of art, and come together in the name of sisterhood and imagination.  Craft experience is not necessary or required.  Just bring your open mind and kind heart.

Women wanting to explore, express and share their creativity are welcome to stop by the Women’s Creative Circle that meets three days a week in the church craft studio, currently located in the undercroft. 

Some of the women’s creations are available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the church and/or United Methodist Women. Come see our purses, tote bags, pillows, and make your own creations to decorate your home or to make original gifts! 

Tuesday~ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday~ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday~ 12:30pm - 3:30pm


 Church studies and gatherings

We are currently taking a break for the start of the new year. Please check back soon for information on new studies and gatherings. 

Northside Transformative Law Center

Northside Transformative Law Center is housed on United Church of Rogers Park’s campus and offers a number of professional services, including: Criminal defense, Victim Rights Advocacy, DCFS Advocacy, Reentry Planning and Expungement.


Mary Crane’s Center

For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.


Depression Support Group

Sometimes depression has a cause, such as divorce or job loss. Sometimes it doesn't. This group is for anyone who suffers from depression for any reason or none at all. In complete confidence, we will listen to each other and know that we've all been there. The point of this group is to just be with others who completely understand.

Please join us at this no-cost support group which meets on Mondays at UCRP


Alcoholics Anonymous

AA meeting every Thursday at noon

Narcotics Anonymous

NA meetings every Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Friday Night Meditation Group

Meets at 7:00 pm


Every Sunday at 11:45 am

Bread Delivery

Every Tuesday between 11:00 am to noon complimentary bread is available till supplies last

English as a Second Language - ESL

Free English Language classes that prepare non-native speakers of English at all levels. Classes, all levels, are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am till noon.