What We Believe

Anchored in Christ, we reach out in love to our community and world through...



Worship

 We believe the worship of God is the heartbeat of who we are as a congregation: we strive to be a community where God is glorified, where Jesus our Savior and Lord is shared and where the Holy Spirit is given room to lead and guide.

Learning

We believe following Christ involves all of who we are. Through  study, teaching & learning, discipleship and serving each other, we learn to live the full, abundant life Jesus calls us to live. 

Service

We believe that we are the Body of Christ in the world. As such, the Spirit moves us to build relationships, to serve, others to create a world of peace, a community in which each person knows that they are beloved. 

What To Expect


The people of Morton Grove Community Church celebrate their lives in Christ gloriously!

We welcome anyone seeking a faith home and

those who just want to be welcomed warmly by people who see them as beloved by God.

Our worship weaves together, inspiring music, prayer, scripture and a reflective message on the day's Scripture

that enhances our experience of God's presence, love, and guidance for our lives.

We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of every month, and all are welcome to partake.

Sunday worship begins at 10:00 am,

and is followed by a time of fellowship with refreshments.

Children are always welcome in worship and all activities of the church.

Worship attire is casual.

Our sanctuary and common areas are accessible to those with mobility impairments and  are air conditioned.

Accommodations for those with visual and hearing impairments are available.


A Message

FROM OUR PASTOR

Debbie Paton

Hello!


So pleased that you are exploring our website. I hope that you will visit our church in the near future and get to know us in person.


I am the Reverend Deborah Paton. I am the interim pastor of Morton Grove Community Church. This means that we are a church in transition, between regularly called pastors, yet as always, speaking truth about who we are and discovering who God is callling us to become.


You may ask...

    "Why would I visit or participate in a church in transition?"


Well, even as we change, we continue to be the church, a community of faithful people...

  • People worshipping God - the God who creates, redeems and sustains us
  • People engaging in spiritual practices to strenghthen  our faith
  • People delighting in fellowship with others
  • People attending to those in need, locally and around the world


In such a time as this you could be a part of our discernment process, determing and becoming a part of our future, building new friendships, and exploring with us what it means to be people of God. 


In the last year we have engaged in a series of conversations to remember our history, to rediscover and reimagine our identity and our purpose. We have identified four core values:

LOVE

(Luke 10: 25-28)

MISSION

(Matthew 25: 31-40)

FELLOWSHIP

(Acts 2: 43-47)

DIVERSITY

(Acts 10: 34-36)


We understand these values to be necessary to the health and growth of our common life and work in the world. They are values we seek to live into when we are gathered together and when scattered in our daily living. 


Come see what we are about,

  come be a part of who we are becoming,

    come join us on this journey we call faith. 


Peace, 

Debbie


Please call me at the church if you have any questions, are seeking pastoral care

or just want to get to know us better.


Our History..

Morton Grove Community Church was founded on April 1, 1951.

It was one of the earliest of the new churches established when Chicagoans began moving to the suburbs in great numbers. The church was begun as a community church and found the governing system of the Presbyterian tradition to provide the support the congregation needed to answer God's call.

 The congregation has changed over the decades, increasingly diverse and open to a changing world,

but the congregation maintains the same commitment to meeting its divine purpose.

To learn more about the Presbyterian Church (USA),

including our theological positions on social issues, history and what is distinctive about the PC(USA),

click below: 

 

https://www.pcusa.org/