The News of the Congregation The Historic Bethany Union Church of Chicago published monthly since 1948.


Welcome to historic
Bethany Union Church
of Chicago

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On May 5, 1872, Bethany Union Church began with no denominational ties or strings; almost 150 years later we maintain the same lineage of being nothing but a people of God devoted to His/Her Worship,  Religious Education, and the Fellowship of Believers.  There is room for everyone at Bethany Union Church and we guard each person's dignity.  We are a mix of folks with multiple ethnic backgrounds, traditions, and religious affiliations.  We set everything aside except Christ and we strive to love and be agents of peace and understanding.  We welcome everyone and anyone who embraces peace and seeks understanding - both being understood and choosing to try and understand ourselves and others better.  Come and See!  You can know what it is like to be in a place where understanding and acceptance are esteemed and where hope is ever-growing.

Church Hours 
Community Services
Sunday - 8am to 4pm
Monday - Friday  9am to 5pm
Saturday - by appointment

We are proud to serve our community by offering vocational training, after school programs for kids, clothing donation for the needy and much more.
Please visit our community services page
to learn more.
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Upcoming Events

Bethany Union celebrates
150 years of ministryto our Community!

Saturday, May 14 6:00p - 9:00p

Join Us for our Inaugural Legacy lecture featuring:


 Author, activist, visual artist,

and race abolitionist Rev. Starlette Thomas

from "The Raceless Gospel"

Musical Guests The Bourne's will perform songs about

faith, love and the importance of family.


A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.


Sunday, May 15 10:30a

Celebration Worship Service 


Guest Preacher Rev. Starlette Thomas will take the pulpit. 

Musical Guest: Tony award winning singer Felicia P. Fields


A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

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