Epworth United Methodist Church
5253 N. Kenmore Avenue - Chicago, IL 60640 - (773) 561-6422
Rev. Joseph A. Johnson, Pastor
[email protected]

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The people of Epworth United Methodist Church are privileged to be part of helping to bring about Christ's rule on earth. You may know that our Chicago Methodist church is home to a neighborhood after school tutoring program, a warming center for homeless men, and the Chicago Women's AIDS Project, in addition to several other community groups. We are committed to spreading the unconditional and inclusive love of Christ Jesus.

Epworth United Methodist Church participates in the Reconciling Ministries Network. All are welcome here! Whatever gender, race, economic status, sexual orientation, condition of ableness, etc., we greet you as a beloved child of God!

A part of Chicago's Edgewater, Uptown and Andersonville communities, Epworth UMC is conveniently located at the corner of N. Kenmore and Berwyn, just one block east of the Berwyn stop on the CTA Red Line, and easily accessible via the Foster, Broadway, Inner Drive, and Sheridan buses.

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Click here to view the new Quarterly Stewardship Report.

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The Annual Tea will be held, this year on April 30th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at a cost of $10.00 per person.


Sundays April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Please contact Pastor Joe for more information.


  • Sunday School for Adults and Children: 10:00 AM
  • Tutoring:
    Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (5th-8th grade)
    Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (1st-4th grade)
    Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (6th-High School)
For more details, click the "Enter" link and view the "Worship" section for details on Sunday School schedules, "Youth Activities" and "Ways to Serve" for information on Tutoring.


Please join us in the parlors Sundays at 10:00 for a time of prayer and guided conversation, as we explore how God through Christ transforms our lives. Come as you are -- no preparation necessary!


Our Prayer Box is at Pause Coffee Shop on Berwyn. Requests are collected weekly and lifted to God during Wednesday Praise and Prayer service, at 7 pm in the chapel.

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