share our joy
Established in 1867, we have been sharing the joy of Jesus Christ longer than any other congregation in Skokie. A fixture in the community, you walk, bike, or drive by us every day. Why not stop in? Let the beauty of our sanctuary and our worship fill you with joy.
9 AM - Sunday School (Sept-May)
10 AM - Worship
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Skokie has as its objective the development and maintenance in this community of a Christian congregation on an evangelical basis, for worship and promotion of Christian life, and the furtherance of the Kingdom of God by all available means.
St. Peter's U.C.C. is an OPEN AND AFFIRMING Congregation.
CLICK HERE to read our Open and Affirming Covenant, adopted in June 2018.
Pastor Richard's Sermons are on YouTube! You can view a recent one on our site at Minister's Desk! Our channel name is stpeteruccskokie (click on the channel name to view more sermons) and all video content related to us can be found right there!
Our Congregation is now listed with Ebay Giving Works as a registered non-profit organization. Find out more by clicking HERE.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, 9 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY - A new school year begins with a special service outside (weather permitting), snacks, games and more! All children are welcome and no pre-registration required!!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH, 10 AM HEALING SERVICE - Anyone needing healing prayers are especially invited to come to this very special service. Pastor will also perform the laying on of hands and a special blessing. All are welcome, open to the public!
Sunday September 8th is also our new Music Director Ben Westphal's first Sunday with us! Come meet him and show him what a great place St. Peter's UCC is!
September 8th is also the last day for large rummage donations.
BLANKET SUNDAYS- SEPTEMBER 8TH & 15TH Our Women's Guild will head up this special annual collection for Church World Services (CWS) through our offering collection to those around the world in need of blankets!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH - Last day for small rummage donations for this year's Rummage and Bake Sale
OUR RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE IS SEPTEMBER 20TH & 21ST FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM - This truly is one of the best Rummage Sales all around. We have everything-- from kitchen to bath to bed to clothing of all sizes, ages and genders, shoes, jewelry, handbags, outdoor accessories, toys, games, books, small appliances and electronics, holiday decorations and much much more!! The bag sale (fill a bag for $5) will be Saturday from 1-3 PM. Open to the public and all are welcome!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND - VILLAGE INN FUNDRAISER - Dine in, carry out or have delivered Village Inn food today, mention St. Peter's UCC to your server and we get 20% of your total. CLICK HERE for our flyer. ANYONE can help so tell your friends and neighbors!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND - 8 AM TO NOON - ST. PETER'S CAFE AT THE FARMERS MARKET - Be sure to stop by and say hi! We'll be selling fresh homebaked goods and fresh gourmet coffee for you while you shop.
RUMMAGE SORTING FOR SEPTEMBER: STARTING SEPTEMBER 9TH OUR SORTING HOURS WILL BE MONDAYS - THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM, FRIDAYS 9:30-11:30 AM - We'll moving, pricing and sorting, and we'll need lots of extra help as this is our final push to our Rummage and Bake Sale! No sorting experience necessary, come for a little or the whole time.
VENDORS WANTED FOR UPCOMING CRAFT AND BAKE SALE - St. Peter's UCC will hold its first Holiday Craft Show and Bake Sale in a very long time on November 16, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM. We are looking for vendors. We have two space sizes available - 6 ft. table at $30.00 and an 8 ft. table at $40.00. CLICK HERE for contact information!
COLLECTING PRINTER CARTRIDGES, BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION, EMPTY PILL BOTTLES AND POP TOP CANS These items help go to support St. Peter's UCC, our local school district as well as programs for the blind and deaf. If you have items to drop off our church office hours are 9 AM to 2 PM and we'll be glad to take whatever you can collect. Thanks so much!
We invite you join us. We want you to know what Spirit, Service, Fellowship, and Heritage mean to us at St. Peter’s UCC. As a congregation in the United Church of Christ (ucc.org), we firmly believe that no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are joyfully welcomed here. Come check us out ... you will be happy you did.
What's Happening THIS WEEK
Rich in Spirit
Click on the links below to find worship schedules, general information about our worship pracitces and beliefs, information about our Sunday School and Bible Study programs, information about having your wedding at St. Peter's, and a monthly message from Pastor Richard Lanford.
The Minister's Desk
Weddings at St. Peter's
Baptisms at St. Peter's
Rich in Fellowship
Click on the links below to find calendars of upcoming events, our monthly newsletter, and groups, clubs, and organizations that you can join.
Women's Guild 2018-2019 Yearbook & Calendar
Rich in Service
Click on the links below to find descriptions of our various missions and charities that we support,
and a little bit about our staff.
Links to Our Partners in Ministry
Rich in Heritage
Click on the links below to find history about our congregation and links to Skokie and Niles Township Historical sites.
History of St. Peters
Our Beautiful Windows
St. Peter's UCC participates in the Vanco Electronic Giving Program. If you would like to sign up to have your financial contribution withdrawn automatically, download the form and turn it into our Treasurer, Amanda Steegmueller.