Join us to worship in new ways, online, or in your car!
Virtual Worship Each Sunday
In this time of isolation, and uncertainty, when normal routines are on hold, we are re-imagining what it means to be Winnetka’s “Church on the Hill” in the digital world. Through God, we are discovering and reinterpreting the connections and practices that have sustained our community through past uncertainty.
We invite you to listen to CCW’s Daily Meditations, join a video Bible study, a Choir practice, our Youth Ministries, and Social hours for a chance to be rooted together at home.
Communion in Cars with Clergy
Each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Our Modest Return to in-person Worship has been Suspended.
- You must make a reservation on Realm to attend. You may register HERE. We need a record of your attendance in case the need for contact tracing arises.
- Our service will not include singing at this time. It will be no more than 35 minutes in duration.
- As we begin to gather again, we ask that you bring bread and wine from home and consume it in your pew after the prayer of consecration. If all goes well over the next few weeks, we may return to communion standing up in the nave of the church. We will not be kneeling at the altar rail next to each other anytime soon.
- Do not attend if you: have any symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last two weeks, or have traveled to a destination from which the state of Illinois requires you to quarantine. Click Here for the current Cook County quarantine list.
- Click Here for the health questionnaire link from the CDC and do not attend if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the 14 questions.
- You are asked to enter the church at the Sheridan Road or Humboldt Drive entrances. If you need the access entrance, please enter through the Prevost Cloister. When you enter, check in at the Welcome Table in the narthex (back of the church). The Church House will be closed throughout our services except for emergency bathroom visits downstairs.
- Always wear your face mask except when partaking of the bread at communion.
- Maintain six feet from others except members of your family.
- Use hand sanitizer when you enter the church.
- Please sit only in the designated seats. We have measured them to ensure that people who are not from the same household will maintain a safe distance.
- At the exchange of the Peace, wave, bow, or offer some other contactless gesture while maintaining a safe distance.
- The collection plate will not be passed in the pews or brought to the altar. Place contributions in the Alms Basin found at the back of the church in the narthex.
- Follow any special directions the usher offers to help us maintain safety.
- At the conclusion of the service, please use all the exits available to avoid breaking social distance.
And for when we can gather again with no restrictions:
Our Pre-Covid Sundays at Christ Church – 784 Sheridan, Winnetka, IL
All of our regular Sunday worship services are Eucharistic, where Communion is offered. All are invited to receive the consecrated bread and wine, including small children. (Gluten free communion wafers are always available.) If for any reason you would prefer not to receive Communion, you are welcome to approach the altar rail and place your arms across your chest to indicate you would like to receive a Blessing.
8:00AM Holy Eucharist
A faithful core of parishioners attends this service, which is perfect for those who prefer the quiet spirituality of this earlier morning service.
Our Church Nursery is staffed by three professional childcare providers and is open during Sunday morning services and any special events requiring childcare.
9:30AM Choral Holy Eucharist with Organ and Choir
This large, family service has the same excellence in preaching as the earlier Sunday service with the addition of remarkable music. Small children ages 3 through 2nd grade attend Church School during the first half of the Service, joining their parents in the pews at the Peace. All children and adults are invited to attend age-appropriate Christian Formation offerings from 10:45 – 11:30AM.
Taizé: If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace. This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers, and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by violin and keyboard. We’ll be holding Taizé services this coming season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: TBA