Getting Involved

The Innovation Team is made up of our visionary and creative folks who are working together to imagine the future of Friendship Presbyterian Church including fostering partnerships with other organizations and considering next steps and future locations. If you would like to be involved in this work contact Pastor Shawna at:
The Worship Team meets regularly to curate and implement worship themes, liturgy and visual arts. If you would like to join the Worship Team please contact Pastor Shawna at:
The Lunch and Learn Team plans and facilitates our monthly community conversations at the intersections of theology, justice and community engagement. If you would like to join us in the work of justice and community engagement please contact Pastor Sarah at:
Friendship partners with The Night Ministry (a Chicago based organization that provides medical, housing, and nourishment to the homeless communities in the city) twice a month to provide meals for the Health Outreach Bus in Uptown and the Crib (a shelter for youth and young adults in Lakeview). To get involved in these ministries, contact Kathy Stear at for more info on the Crib and Emily Sutton at to find out more about the Outreach Health Bus!
Meals for the Crib
To help make and/or deliver and serve a meal at The Night Ministry’s shelter in Lakeview that serves predominately LGBTQIA young adults who are experiencing homelessness please contact Kathy Stear at:
Meals for the Health Outreach Bus
To help prep and serve meals at The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus that offers healthcare and human connection to folks experiencing homelessness seven days a week in various Chicago neighborhoods contact Emily Sutton at:

Community Luncheon – On Thursdays we gather at 12:30PM for brown bag lunch and community conversation. We are also teaching and learning from one another— everything from how to knit to sharing recipes and discussing books. We are often working collaboratively on sewing, knitting, or crafting projects to enhance the mission and community life at Friendship. This includes a Card Care Ministry, making prosthesis for the American Cancer Society, and knitting blankets or prayer shawls for local hospitals and community members. All are welcome! To get involved, please contact Emily Sutton at

For specific dates of upcoming events check out our calendar and sign up for our enews! 

If you have ideas or would like to explore something that is not listed here please share your ideas with Pastor Shawna!