Lake Street Church embraces the study of the world’s religions and spiritual movements in pursuit of each person’s spiritual journey.

Everyone is encouraged to contribute suggestions for ways to share the hidden wholeness of life that connects us all. The opportunities to learn and connect with each other within groups and programs are as diverse as the church itself.

Learning

Abwoon Study Circle

Gather around the ancient wisdom and mystical truths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam as we seek inspiration and guidance for challenges in life and community. Our resources are the writings and inspiration of Neil Douglas-Klotz. Weekly, Sunday morning at 9:30, Rose Window Room. This group is currently on hiatus.

Exploring Our Christian Faith

This group creates a space for Christian members of LSC to explore and strengthen their faith. A discussion and study group, we recently completed Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by biblical scholar Marcus Borg. People of all faiths are welcome. Regular attendance not required. First Sunday of the month, noon, Parlor. Facilitators: Rev. Beth Dickerson and Nancy K. Smith.

The Teachings of Compassion

A Buddhist Perspective

Compassion and diminishing suffering for all living beings is a special focus of the Buddhist tradition. Explore and reflect on their relevance to our lives. Weekly, Sunday morning at 9:30, the Library. Check calendar for schedule. Facilitator: Dan Lyonsmith.

Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity & Islam

Join us for this lecture film series which explores the spiritual, literary and intellectual heritage of these great faiths as they unfold over three millennia. Weekly, Sunday morning at 9:30, Parker Room. Facilitator: Ron Tolisano.

Groups & Programs

Let's Be Frank Improvisers

Join a playful and fun-loving group of folk who practice improvisation on Saturday mornings. Weekly, Saturday morning at 10:30, location may vary, check calendar. Facilitator: Rich Berry.

Meditation Monday

If you are interested in a daily spiritual practice and would like to join a small group of like-minded people, this is for you! No need to follow any particular religion or belief when using this meditation practice. It is universal! All are welcome. Monthly, fourth Monday at 7 pm, Parker Room. Facilitator: Loretta Line.

Navigators

Our Evolving Selves: Where and How? Looking back, how did we get to where we are? Looking ahead, how might we get to where we want to go? A place to reflect on and share our experiences moving into older adulthood. Monthly, second Monday at 9:30, Parker Room. For more information, click here. This group is currently on hiatus.

Sadhana Saturday

If you are interested in a daily spiritual practice and would like to join a small group of like-minded people, this is for you! No need to follow any particular religion or belief when using this meditation practice. It is universal! All are welcome. Monthly, second Saturday at 10 am, Parker Room. Facilitator: Loretta Line.

Women's Circle

Enjoy a potluck supper while getting to know each other better both spiritually and intellectually. Social time is followed by discussion of a different topic each month. New participants welcome at any time. No reservations necessary. Monthly, first Friday, at 6:30 pm, 1825 Asbury, Evanston. Facilitator: Kay Muller.