About Our Church

"To Change the World By Allowing God to Change Us!"

Jesus says, "Be compassionate, as your Heavenly Father is compassionate." Luke 6:36

 At Bethany Union Church of Chicago we intentionally Cultivate Compassion.
Cultivating Compassion is our Mission driven by the Vision we have received from Christ in His words to us to be like our Heavenly Father: compassionate!
We measure our energy, time, financial and material resources against Cultivating Compassion. We ask, "How is what we are doing cultivating compassion in this world?" 
We seek to Cultivate Compassion in our learning and development at every faith stage, our services, our worship, and all that we support at Bethany Union Church of Chicago must be in-line, tuned-in, relevant and spot-on for Cultivating Compassion. This is the Community Church of Christ Jesus we call home.
On May 5, 1872, necessity made "denominations" a secondary consideration to the Worship of God and the care of His people. Bethany Union was born!
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 Worship, Religious Education and the Fellowship of Believers. There is room for everyone at Bethany Union Church and we guard each persons dignity. We are a people 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 anyone who comes in 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.