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“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.’"


We are a Reconciling congregation - we believe that God has made all of us good and called us each beloved. We welcome our lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and straight siblings, as well as those of us who are still figuring things out. We rejoice at our cis- and trans- siblings being able to worship and be in community together. We believe Black Lives Matter, to God, and to us, and we work to live our our historical commitments to justice by continuing the work of Jesus and following his example. God has set the table and opened it to all people - all races, all ethnicities, all abilities, all economic situations, all relationship, all ages, all ways of experiencing the world, and we invite you to come experience what happens when that's the starting point for our life together.



Pastor Krista Paradiso

The Rev. Krista Paradiso (she/her/hers) received her MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2013 and began serving as a pastor in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference in 2014. She believes with all her heart that the gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to experience and offer the love of a God who is bigger, messier, and more mysterious and joyful than anything we could imagine.



  • Summer Fun Days
    Mon, Jun 26
    Church Backyard
    Jun 26, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Church Backyard, 1190 Western Ave, Northbrook IL
    Outdoor games, music, and gathering space for everyone. Second and fourth Sundays of each month at 4pm
  • Saturday Movie Nights
    Sun, Jun 20
    Church backyard
    Jun 20, 8:00 PM
    Church backyard, 1190 Western Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
    8pm Saturday evenings, bring your own blankets, snacks, and friends