Social Justice


To sustain a welcoming spiritual home
…that respects our diverse faiths and shared humanity;
…that nurtures kindness, communion, the teachings of Jesus, as well as personal growth in a community embracing all people;
…that celebrates life with vital worship and enriching fellowship;
…that empowers everyone to cultivate peace, non-violence, and com-passionate justice for everybody;
…that draws on our rich United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist faith histories and works toward a better tomorrow.

Open and Affirming & Welcoming

The Peoples Church of Chicago is a United Church of Christ’s “Open and Affirming” and Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Welcoming” congregation. We welcome the participation and leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals in the life of the church. We march in Chicago’s annual Pride Parade and commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Uptown Community Podcast

The Uptown Community Podcast (UCP) is a bimonthly podcast sponsored by the Peoples Church of Chicago. The UCP engages the Uptown neighborhood and its challenges such as affordable housing, food insecurity and preserving culture, history, art, and diverse faiths. The discussions are grounded in Unitarian Universalist values.

Laptop Ministry

The laptop ministry distributes older laptops refurbished with easy to use Linux distributions to people living in Chicago with the goal of reducing e-waste while benefiting folks in Chicago that need a laptop. The initiative became a ministry of the church in April of 2023.

We are currently seeking laptop donations. Anyone with working laptops newer than 2012 are accepted. Please call 872-985-5095 to either inquire about getting on the laptop wait-list or to provide leads or donation of laptops to the ministry. Calls and messages left to be added on the wait-list will be returned on Sundays. Logistics for picking up laptop donations to our ministry can be worked out during the week.