You are welcome as you are!

You are welcome as you are!

The year 2018 marks our 125th year of ministry to our neighbors on the North Side, across metro Chicago, and around the globe. We invite you to be part of St. Chrysostom’s Church and Day School welcoming and family-friendly community. Here are some opportunities to worship, grow, and serve with us mid-March through June.

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.

SUNDAYS THROUGH MAY at 10 a.m. | Sunday School
Our Sunday School offers three programs for children that draw on storytelling, dialogue, and activities that honor children’s curiosity and creativity.

SUNDAYS THROUGH MAY at 10 a.m. | Adult Forum
This year’s forum focuses on the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, established the same year St. Chrysostom’s was founded, and the diversity of faith-based groups that populate Chicago today. Upcoming offerings:

  • March 18: Buddhism
  • April 8: Bahai and Universalism
  • April 15: Interfaith Movement
  • April 29: Status of Women
  • May 13: The Religious Response to Poverty
  • May 20: Climate Change
  • May 27: Ramadan

TUESDAYS YEAR-ROUND at 4 p.m. | Neighbors in Need
Our monthly gathering for guests seeking fellowship and a hearty meal. Multiple opportunities—planning through clean-up—to be part of our intergenerational volunteer team. MORE HERE

March 20 • April 17 • May 15 • June 19 • Every 3rd Tuesday Thereafter

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY at 1:30 p.m. | St. Chrysostom's Book Club
Join us in the North Room for discussion and fellowship. All are welcome!

  • March 14: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • April 11: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman
  • May 9: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 at 9 a.m. | Women of St. Chrysostom's Lenten Breakfast
In honor of our 125th year of ministry, we invite everyone to a special Lenten Breakfast. Speaker: the Very Rev. Dominic Barrington, dean of St. James Episcopal Cathedral. Reserve with Lydia Munroe ( or 312-944-1083).

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 at 3 p.m. | YoPro Bowl
St. Chrysostom's Young Professionals group will hit the lanes at Lucky Strike, 322 East Illinois on Sunday, March 18. Cost: $18 per person includes bowling for two hours and shoes. Please RSVP with Rev. JiJi (

SATURDAYS MARCH 24 & APRIL 21, 9 to 11 a.m. | First Solemn Communion Classes
For all children over 5 years old. Classes will meet Saturday mornings March 24th and April 21st from 9 to 11 a.m. and will culminate in a community celebration Sunday, May 6 at the 9 a.m. service. Ideally, your child can attend both classes, but we can be flexible. Contact Mr. Will to sign up (

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 at 7:30 p.m. | Philippe LeRoy, Harpsichord
Music by Duphly, Charpentier, Simon, Scarlatti, and Soler. Tickets sold at the door

THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 26–27 | Day School Annual Book Faire
Our annual Book Faire will take its proceeds in books rather than dollars. This makes it possible for us to gift books to our children as a strategy to promote a love of reading. We will have books for all ages.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 | 125th Anniversary Gala
Join us May 4th to celebrate our 125th Anniversary in style and support our outreach programs. Our Gala Committee made up of parishioners and Day School parents is planning a festive event at the Chicago History Museum. Set in the museum’s elegant Chicago Room overlooking the park, we’ll enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing to the lively Flat Cats band. Weather permitting, we’ll expand the party onto the patio. Items not available anywhere else will be raffled off in an evening to relish and remember! You need not wait for your invitation to buy your tickets! Just call Lydia in the church office (312-944-1083) and let us know you’ll join us! Tickets are $250 per person.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, MAY 9–10 | 3rd Annual Legacy Lecture
St. Chrysostom's Day School's 3rd annual Legacy Lecture Series honoring the memory of Courtney Kyte Plandowski will feature Dr. Deborah Gilboa, author of many best-selling books on parenting, clinical associate professor at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and mother of four. After a day with educators, on May 10th Dr. Gilboa will speak at a community luncheon (11 a.m. at the Racquet Club, $75). All are welcome!

SUNDAY, MAY 20 at 3:00 p.m. | David Schrader, Organ
One of Chicago’s finest keyboard artists, David Schrader plays the Six Organ Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn on St. Chrysostom’s magnificent Fisk pipe organ. Voluntary contributions gratefully accepted

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 2–3 | Guild Festival
St. Chrysostom’s Flower and Altar Guilds invite you to enjoy a series of exhibits and guided tours of the church featuring the history of various elements of the sanctuary.

3 JUNE SUNDAYS at 4:00 p.m. | Summer Carillon Festival
June 3—Brandon Blazo • June 10—Hunter Chase • June 17—Helen Hawley • Voluntary contributions gratefully accepted