December Coffeehouse with the Marc Mayer Band

Join us for the December Coffeehouse, featuring the Marc Mayer Band, on Friday, December 14th, at 7:30pm. Admission is always free, and coffee and Ludie’s lemon squares are available for purchase.

Come join Marc Mayer at The Peoples Church on December 14th for a fun filled evening of original, subversive left wing music that will make you laugh – instead of the usual crying – at the current state of our politics. Marc is an ex -hippie from the 1960’s who brings his sense of humor and music to life in his songs.

In addition to his original political and love songs, he’ll be playing some classic rock and roll music from the 50’s and 60’s along with some fun Christmas and Chanukah tunes. Join us for a fun filled, sing along night with Marc. We start at 7:30.

Support for Isaac Barrantine

December 21, 2017

Friends and Family,

We come to you humbly. Isaac G. Barrantine, Sr., has lived his dream and vision of helping and feeding the homeless for over 16 years, “one plate at a time” and from that vision, 2 Li’l Fishes Free Lunch Program has helped to feed hundreds of people on the north side of Chicago weekly.

For the past two years, Isaac has been dealing with health problems, but continued to greet people and coordinate the 2 Li’l Fishes Program.

On September 19, 2017, Isaac suffered three heart attacks and major organ failures, which has led to many complications. Isaac was hospitalized for three months and has just returned home from the Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital to continue his long road to recovery. This ordeal has taken a major toll – mentally, physically, and most importantly, financially on the family.

Currently, any financial help would be greatly appreciated so that Isaac can continue this recovery. The Peoples Church of Chicago has established a restricted fund for Isaac G. Barrantine, Sr., to which you all may donate. Please click here or at the link above to donate with a debit or credit card or through PayPal.

Things that may be donated for Isaac to use at home as he continues his recovery include such items as a hospital bed, wheelchair, wheelchair lift or ramp to enter the house, and other home health items.

Any help is greatly appreciated and would help assist Isaac in his continuing recovery and in working to keep his vision of 2 Li’l Fishes vibrant.

Thank you and may God bless!

Rev. Susan Harlow, Pastor
The Peoples Church of Chicago
941 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

Other contacts:
Linda Dortch-Barrantine (wife)
4911 W Kamerling
Chicago, IL 60624

Isaac G. Barrantine, Jr. (son)

Kristin Lems at Second Friday Coffeehouse, Nov 10 at 7:30 pm

…the folkie’s folkie, she knows how to bring pop flourishes and worldwide accents into a program that careens from serious to funny to inspiring.

-Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Kristin Lems

at the Second Friday Coffeehouse

presented by the Peoples Church of Chicago

November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm

941 W Lawrence Ave Floor 3 ½


Free Admission

Coffee and baked goods available for purchase

Not wheelchair accessible



Second Friday Coffeehouse, July 14th at 7:30 pm with Rebecca Jasso

Join us this Friday, July 14th at 7:30 pm for an evening of music and good eats! 

Chicago native Rebecca Jasso is a singer/songwriter who playfully writes around the themes of love, loneliness, and fantasy, skillfully weaving her melodies into the harmonic fabric of her fingerstyle guitar playing.?

A visual artist, Rebecca conjures images with her lyrics to insert you into pictures from her own imagination. From soft, autumnal landscapes, to dark, Narnian scenes, each song is a journey into a new story. Her honest voice and beautiful songs will absolutely charm you.


Reading the Bible with the Eyes of the Poor

For the next three Sundays, join Pastor Susan as she leads us in looking at several significant passages from the Bible as a way to see if we can hear the way the peasant followers of Jesus heard these messages:

11:30 a.m. at The Coffee Hour

June 11, 2017–Jeremiah 22:13-17  “To Know God”

June 18, 2017–Luke 1:46-55  “Mary’s Song”

June 25, 2017–Luke 4:16-30  “Good News to the Poor”

Come to the stage area where we will gather in a circle.  All are welcome!!

March 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Installation of Senior Pastor and Celebration of Rev. Jean Darling’s Ministry

The Peoples Church of Chicago

United Church of Christ

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Cordially Invites You to the

Installation of

Rev. Dr. Susan Harlow

as Senior Pastor

and the

Celebration of Ministry of

Rev. Jean Siegfried Darling

(2007 to 2017)

on Her Retirement and Designation as Pastor Emerita

Sunday, March 26, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Please Join Us For a Reception Following

Clergy are invited to join the Processional

941 West Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60640


CHRISTMAS DAY Events and Schedule


The Peoples Church of Chicago and Temple Sholom

Christmas Celebration

   Sunday, December 25th

Peoples Church

941 W Lawrence Ave

       Auditorium doors open       9:30 AM

Christmas church service,         10AM

     followed by coffee and cookies,           11AM

carol singing, music, and story-telling,        11:30AM

Christmas Dinner       get tickets 11:30am

 served 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Free and open to the community