This technological world we live in is pretty incredible, and it enables all kinds of connections and creativity, not the least of which is this nifty website. But part of what makes North Park Covenant Church a special place is that we believe sharing physical spaces with other human beings is an essential part of being human and of being Christian. If you’re looking for a way to be a part of something, check out these opportunities to get involved.
Join us (just about) every Wednesday night during the school year beginning at 6 pm for our mid-week community dinner! There’s no need to bring anything! Just come, grab a plate, pull up a chair, and share some conversation from 6 to 7 pm in the church parlors on the lower level of the church. Please use this form to reserve your spot by the end of the preceding Monday. We’ll accept a donation of $6/person or $20/family if you have the resources.
We are usually done with dinner by about 6:45 and, occasionally, there will be some programming following dinner, but come when you can and leave when you must. Also, following dinner, we have activities for a variety of ages and interests:
6:30-7:10 — Chancel Handbell Choir Rehearsal
6:30-7:10 — Contemporary Music Rehearsal
7-8:30 — Middle-school Youth Group
7:15-8:30 — Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Music is a core part of our identity at NPCC and, while we have incredibly talented musical staff, it’s our talented and passionate volunteers who really make the magic happen. Most all of the music we make is oriented toward leading and enhancing the congregation’s worship on Sunday mornings, and most of the preparation takes place on Wednesday evenings.
Chancel Choir: Directed by the multi-talented Dominic German, our chancel choir is a fully volunteer, repertoire choir that sings every Sunday in our worship service. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 pm and are always looking for new people to join.
Chancel Handbell Choir: Our bell choir is also directed by Dominic German (Yep, multi-talented!) and plays pieces in Sunday worship roughly once a month. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:10 pm and are always looking for new ringers to join the party.
Contemporary Music Band: This group is directed by our equally multi-talented music ministry coordinator, Brian Ward, and plays every Sunday in worship. As our church has grown, we’ve found this sweet space for contemporary music within our traditional service, and it’s been a cool growing edge for us. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:10 pm and is always looking for new players.
As an intergenerational church family, there are tons of ministry options for getting involved each week. From Sunday School to youth groups to Bible studies to service opportunities, there are chances to build relationships and grow in faith. Check out what we offer for different age groups: children, youth, and adults.
Part of being a church that believes we all have a part to play in the flourishing of our community requires an openness to seeing people’s gifts and passions and helping them find a part to play. Whether you love hanging out with middle schoolers (Yes! Those people really do exist!), your happy place on earth is a quiet and comfy library (Is there anything better?), or you know what to do with a plumber’s wrench (I swear those things exist solely to intimidate!), we can find a place to help your talents meet with a real need in the neighborhood. Reach out and we’ll make a plan.
Led by the intrepid Lori Johnson, our church library’s mission is to offer the best materials to encourage, edify, and equip you. The North Park Covenant Church Library offers a tremendous wealth of materials for all ages—books, DVDs, games, and more. You can find resources on topics as diverse as spiritual growth, Bible study, family life, prayer, social justice, theology, arts, missions, and fiction. And best of all, the library is just off the sanctuary so you can come for worship and stay for the books!
Having a full indoor basketball court is an incredible gift, especially during the long Chicago winters, and there is most likely a group meeting during the week that would love to have you come ball with them. If you’re looking for a group with whom you can hoop, reach out and we’ll put you in touch.