We celebrate life together by bringing people into smaller communities of belonging and friendship. Through sharing life, spiritual practices, eating together, and having fun, participants experience care, ministry, and love—and learn to see in each other the image of God. Our small groups run in cycles throughout the year.
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10am Fun For All Ages Events (2nd Saturdays)*
(*denotes visitors and drop-ins welcome)
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus constantly invites folks to stop and share a meal with him. Such feasting and fellowship has remained a core Christian practice from the earliest Christian communities to Midwestern church basement pot- lucks. This year at Holy Covenant, we’ll be taking on this practice of sharing a meal together in a more intentional way.
8-9pm every 3rd Sunday
We’ll eat together after the service, and have the chance to laugh, share stories, and get to know one another better. A simple meal will be provided – whether it’s pizza from across the street or homemade soup from one of our kitchens. It’s not a potluck per se, so you don’t need to bring anything but yourself. If you are interested in chipping in, email Cassie Meyer.
7pm every 2nd Thursday
Learn more about Holy Covenant’s history, mission and vision for the future. Find ways to get connected and share your gifts with the community. For more information, contact Pastor Matthew.
Every summer, the Chicago skyline becomes the backdrop for some of the world’s greatest artists and performers. From the deceivingly simple blues it made famous, to lush layers of symphonic orchestras, Chicago may offer the best summer music scene in the world. Nearly every day, we can experience the euphoric rush of unbridled rock exuberance or the thoughtful melancholy of piano-accompanied poetry. What an amazing gift! Why ever would we want to just meet inside when all this is going on? Each week, beginning with online discussions and ending with free concert meetups at Millennium Park, we will use scripture to see where God is in the music that makes up our personal soundtracks. Be sure to sign up now to get in on the discussion and alerts for all the meetups.
Righteous Indignation: The Angst of Alt.
Discussion begins May 20
6:30 p.m. May 27 Lee Ranaldo Band + Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Homage: Paul, Plato, and the Philosophy of Mashup
Discussion begins June 3
6:30 p.m. June 10 Glen Hansard featuring Lisa Hannigan and members of The Frames
Sophia: The Work of Inspiration
Discussion begins June 10
6:30 p.m. June 17 Daniel Lanois + Brokeback
Discussion begins June 17
6:30 p.m. June 24 Carolina Chocolate Drops + Angela James
Shalom: Songs for Peace and Justice
Discussion begins July 8
6:30 p.m. July 15 Fatoumata Diawara + Alasdair Roberts and Friends
Lament: The Sound of Longing
Discussion begins July 15
6:30 p.m. July 22 The Handsome Family + AZITA
Logos: Power and Scandal of the Word
Discussion begins July 22
6:30 p.m. July 29 Dessa + Psalm One
Led by the Godly Play team @ Holy Covenant
Sundays at 9:15am (ongoing)
Godly Play is an experiential way of teaching children (ages 3-10) the faith. Each week, the stories of scripture are shared very simply. No time is spent on morality or interpretation. Instead, the children and the storyteller explore the parts of the story that draw their interest. After exploring the story with the group, the children are invited to spend time re-creating the story through art and play. To enroll your child or for more information, contact Emily Johnson.
Spend a few Saturdays letting the kid in you and/or the kids that live with you have fun. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Pastor Matthew.
Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world.
Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. Nooma Home Groups are a chance to be in those “Jesus discussions.” Using the Nooma series of short films, these monthly groups invite you into relationship with God and each other while exploring our world from a perspective of Jesus. You are invited to search, question, and join the discussion. For more information contact the neighborhood hosts listed beside each event.
Host: Amy Plaukovich
Meets 2nd Thursdays at 7:30pm
Host: Ronna Case
Meets 3rd Sundays at 1pm
Hosts: Lisa Rothman and Mathew Schramm
Meets 4th Mondays at 7pm
More neighborhoods to come; schedule is subject to change. Check this page regularly for the latest updates and locations.
Led by Linda Effinger Quinde – NEW TIME: 12pm-2pm; NEW LOCATION: 2724 N Dayton, Unit D
2nd and 4th Sundays, ongoing and year round
Join this long-running community-within-a-community. Drop-in or become a regular. We provide a fun, casual place for the diverse women of the church to meet, share our stories, and support each other. A great choice for women who would like to feel more connected within the church, especially newcomers to Holy Covenant. Women’s Group can be attended in conjunction with or in between other groups.
Led by Pastor Matthew at Paddy Long’s, 1028 W Diversey Pkwy
1st Mondays at 7pm
Good, honest conversation in a public space about God, love and change. Consensus isn’t necessary. Dissenting opinions welcome and encouraged. Come with questions, leave an empty pint. All are welcome. This is a friend, classmate and coworker-friendly event!