Messy. Human. Real. Alive. These words were part of a recent Holy Covenant advertising campaign, but they’re not slick marketing lingo—they truly describe this community.
Our membership is approximately 180 people, though many people who participate in our common life are not members. From every path—straight and narrow to wildly winding—you will find a kind and passionate congregation comprising students, young professionals, retirees, artists and social workers, homeless folks and empty nesters, families with children, gay and straight couples and singles. We range in age from infant to 85, with a median age of 30.
Everyone at Holy Covenant has a story to share about why this church is different and why it feels like home. For some, it’s the time they brought their dog, cat or turtle to the annual Blessing of the Animals service. For others, it’s hearing the wailing guitars and Bono look-alikes during the U2 Eucharist. And for so many, it’s the moment they realized they were fully welcome—a feeling they may never have experienced within organized religion.
Holy Covenant is not just about its parishioners. We practice our faith in the neighborhood through a range of services, such as offering food and hospitality to homeless youth on the streets of Lakeview and pushing aside the chairs in our sanctuary every Tuesday night to transform it into Dignity Diner, a restaurant-style meal for the homeless and hungry. See Ministries for more information.
We invite you to learn more about our congregation’s life, work and mission on these pages—and to come visit us so we can show you what we’re all about.