How do I join University Church?

 It’s really easy. We don’t have an official “invitation” during Sunday Worship, but there are cards on the ends of each pew where you can indicate your interest in joining and Pastor Julian will be in touch with you. You may also email Pastor Julian directly at:, or call the church (773.363.8142) and we’ll be glad to welcome you! Here’s how it typically works:

1.  Pastor Julian will schedule some time to speak with you directly. Breakfast? Lunch? Want a home visit? Want to come the church during the week? The possibilities are endless. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have…

2. At some point, you will say, “Sounds great. I want to make this community my church home.”

3. You will participate in our New Member Class, where you get an orientation to church life, governance, history, etc., and then on New Member Sunday you’ll introduce yourself to the entire congregation. It is a fun process.

4. You will GET INVOLVED! Somewhere here is a ministry that fits your passion. We believe that becoming a part of a community includes sharing in collective worship and collective work. We love together, we give together, we pray together, we live together.

Ready to get involved?

Have you just joined UChurch and are ready to get involved? Or maybe you’d like to test the waters and get involved first, THEN join if you’re ready. Either way, we’d love your participation!

Learn more about our history

Now that you’ve joined, or are interested in joining and want more details about our 125+ year history (or maybe you’re just a history buff), we’ve got it all in one place.

Experience previous worship services

If you really want to get a sense of who we are, worship services from March 15, 2020 to the present are available on our Facebook page under the Videos section.