You are invited to journey with us through the advent season as we celebrate the presence of the SACRED in our midst!





Irving Park United Methodist Church is a reconciling congregation, which means we welcome people of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, religious background, and physical ability. When we gather, we celebrate this diversity as a fuller expression of who God is.

Worship Times:

  • A service of Worship and Holy Communion: 10:00am
  • Irving Park United Methodist Hispanic United Methodist Church's spanish-language service: Noon


  • We are located a few blocks southwest of the Irving Park exit on 90/94. Street parking is available.

Public Transit:

  • We are located a few blocks southwest of the CTA Blue Line-Irving Park stop and the Metra-Irving Park stop. We are also accessible by CTA bus, which you can find more information about here:

Our office contact information: Contact us at or 773-283-6262

The CTA Circuit Riders Series

April 8 – May 20, 2018

In early North American Methodism, John Wesley—the founder of what has become the United Methodist Church—created a plan of multiple meeting places, called circuits. A circuit was made up of two or more local churches and a bishop would appoint a clergyperson for each circuit. Every Sunday morning, these pastors would travel for miles to visit each church in their circuit, often by horseback. Eventually, these traveling preachers became known as Circuit Riders.

Today, we are inspired by those Circuit Riders who went outside the church, traveling across their appointed areas to share the Gospel message.  Motivated by our Methodist heritage, this local group of clergy are traveling around the city (often by CTA!) and rotating through each of our pulpits to preach on a different topic of United Methodism.

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Evangelism: Sabrina Bermingham, United Church of Rogers Park

The Sacraments: Rev. Krista Paradiso, Elston Ave UMC

Connectionalism & the Global Church: Rev. Juyeon Jeon, Epworth UMC

Methodist Mysticism: Rev. April Gutierrez, Berry UMC

Grace: Rev. Hope Chernich, Irving Park UMC

Apportionments: Rev. Kelli Beard, Holy Covenant UMC

Social Holiness: Rev. Mark Schol, Grace Logan Square

Each Sunday, come to hear a different preacher and be part of an experience of what it means to be United Methodist—what we believe, what makes us unique, and how we seek to live out our faith.

I look upon all the world as my parish.” –John Wesley