Our 125th Year Begins Soon!

Our 125th Year Begins Soon!

JOIN IN as we begin our 125th year of ministry to our neighbors on the North Side, across metro Chicago, and around the globe. Here is some of what we have planned for our official anniversary month, January 2018, and for early February.

Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome as you are at St. Chrysostom's, to hear the call of God in your life and to receive the blessings of God freely given.


EVERY SUNDAY AT 12:15 p.m. | Carillon Recital
Carillonneurs Kimberly Schafer & James Fackenthal perform on the 43-bell Richard Teller Crane Memorial Carillon every Sunday. Installed in 1927, the carillon is one of the oldest in the country and the second oldest in the Midwest.

MONDAY, JAN. 8 at 6 p.m. | Vestry Meeting
The Vestry meets monthly on the second Monday in the Guild Room. All meetings are open to everyone—join us!

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 at 1:30 p.m. | St. Chrysostom’s Book Club
Men and women of all ages are welcome to our monthly meetings in the North Room. There is no commitment or membership requirement. This month we’ll consider City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald Mille. 

MONDAY, JAN. 8 at 7 p.m. | YoPro Book Club 
Join us at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., for a discussion of The Sweet Smell of Magnolia by Dennis R. Maynard. PURCHASE THE BOOK ONLINE 

SUNDAY, JAN. 14 | 125th Anniversary Inaugural Events
> 10 a.m. Adult Forum 
Parish historian Dorothy Ramm giving us a glimpse of what the early years of the parish were like, when her parents were active members. 
> 4 p.m. Festive Evensong & Birthday Dinner
We will meet in the church for Evensong with Bishop Jeffrey Lee. Directly following, we will gather for the first of several birthday parties during the year. RSVP FOR DINNER

MONDAY, JAN. 15, 9 a.m. –1:30 p.m. | Day of Service 
To mark our 125th anniversary and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his day, we’ll join with others from around the city to help refurbish Gale Community Academy in Rogers Park. All parishioners over age 12 are welcome to roll up their sleeves and do some good work, then gather for lunch (provided) and fellowship. SIGN UP HERE

TUESDAY, JAN. 16 at 4 p.m. | Neighbors in Need Dinner
Join us in visiting with guests, serving our monthly meal, or helping with clean up and experience the gratitude that our special guests express to us. MORE INFO HERE

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JAN. 19-20 | WOSC Annual Retreat
The Women of St. Chrysostom’s 2018 Retreat will be held at the University Club on January 19-20th. Retreat leader the Rev. Elizabeth Jameson will address “Don’t Close the Door! An Invitation to Contemplative Living.” REGISTER HERE

> 9 a.m. | YOUTH SUNDAY
Children and youth of all grades are invited to participate in our next monthly Youth Sunday celebration. Want to try a reading? Be an Acolyte? Help at Communion? Offer your musical gifts? We welcome your contribution to the service. LEARN MORE
Join us in the first floor Harding Room for St. Chrysostom’s historic 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting. The congregation will vote on new Vestry leaders, review the 2018 budget for mission in Chicago and in the world, celebrate the kickoff of the Campaign for St. Chrysostom’s Church and Day School, and discuss the goals we feel God is calling us to accomplish in 2018. Continental breakfast provided, no RSVP necessary. ALL ARE WELCOME!

THURSDAYS, JAN. 25–FEB. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Winter 2018 Justice Series
“Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration” is a four-part series on what needs to change in every phase of the criminal justice system, and about how individuals and organizations can get involved in promoting radical change. Carroll Bogert, President of The Marshall Project and Rob Wildeboer, Senior News Editor of Public Radio Station WBEZ will moderate discussions led by top expert speakers. Advance registration includes a box supper: $10/session or $30/series. MORE INFORMATION AND LINK TO REGISTER

SUNDAYS, JAN. 28–FEB. 25 at 10 a.m. | Adult Forum
This year’s forum will focus on the 1893 World Parliament of Religions and the diversity of faith-based groups that populate Chicago today. The January 28 forum will feature University of Chicago religious scholar Martin Marty introducing this internationally significant conference. Topics for February 4, 11, 18, and 25 feature the Newberry Library’s exhibit on 1893 with President David Spadafora, Roman Catholicism with John Thaddeus Pawlikowski, and Hinduism with Larry Hamilton.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8 at 4 p.m. | Are You Asking the Right Questions?
Do you know how your estate will be distributed? How much will go to your heirs, taxes, and charity? Find out how you can avoid unnecessary costs and stress and taxes; protect your estate for your loved ones; and support your favorite charities. Join us at the Racquet Club, 1365 N. Dearborn Parkway, for this informative presentation by Charles Slamar, J.D., LL.M., FCEP, Vice President, Thompson & Associates, sponsored by the Good Shepherds’ Society of St. Chrysostom’s Church. Phone Advancement Director Fran Caan at (312) 944-1083 x 225 or RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, FEB. 9 at 7:30 p.m. | Richard Hoskins & Friends
The next Music at St Chrysostom’s offering features Richard Hoskins and two of his organ students, Adam Chlebek and David Anderson. Music by Bach, Messiaen, Couperin, Dupré, Cook, Franck, Hindemith, and others. COMPLETE 2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m. | WOSC Valentine’s Tea
The Women of St. Chrysostom’s will host their annual Ladies and Little Ladies Tea in the Guild Room for mothers, daughters, nieces, and friends of all ages. Tea sandwiches and sweets will be served along with coffee, tea, champagne, and lemonade. Activities provided to keep everyone engaged. Invitations will be sent out in January via Evite.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10 | Day School Annual Auction
Please watch your email or call 312-642-3422 for a link to participate in St. Chrysostom’s Day School Annual Auction and help support the school. The Auction will include live and silent items and a wine auction.

SUNDAY, FEB. 11 at Noon | Book Club Brunch 
Join us at Hash-a-Go Go, 1212 N. State Parkway, to discuss Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It by Robert D. Lupton. Christian development strategist Shanel Allen Debela will add perspective to the conversation.