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Open Houses of Worship Weekend

September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Part of Rogers Park and West Ridge’s unique cultural diversity comes from the variety of faith communities that call this area home. Our first-ever Open Houses of Worship Weekend recognizes the role of religion in the history of the neighborhood and provides an opportunity to learn about culturally diverse religious congregations with visits to thirteen Houses of Worship over the course of one weekend.Visit them all, or choose from any on the list, to learn each group’s history, the people they serve and the role they play in the community life of Rogers Park and West Ridge.

Preregistration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. You may register, pick up your guidebook and start your tour at any of the participating locations. If buying tickets at a congregation site, please pay with check or exact change in cash.

Participating Religious Groups and Open Hours

Congregation Saturday Sunday Notes
Good News Partners,1600 W. Jonquil Terrace 1:00-3:00 Not Open Guided tour.
Celestial Church of Christ,;2009 W. Howard Street



Take off shoes at entrance. Women should cover hair with scarf or hat. Sunday visitors can welcome at Sunday service.

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, 7430 N. Ridge Boulevard


Not Open

Handicapped accessible entrance on north Ring doorbell of Door B off the Service Drive. Please be respectfully quiet in building and chapel.

Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center, 7022 N. Western Avenue (entrance on Greenleaf Ave.)



Modest attire, headscarves not required. Visitors will get short presentation and tour. Refreshments will be served.

God’s Battle Axe Prayer Ministries International House of Prayer, 6969 N. Western Avenue


Not Open

Tour and brief presentation. Visitors are welcome to stay and attend Festival of Praise from 5-7 pm Saturday.

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church, 7059 N. Greenview Avenue



Guests are also welcome for Sunday services: 10 am Bible Study, 11 am Worship Service and lunch

Gilead Chicago, 7006 N. Glenwood

Not Open


Congregation meets in the bar around the corner from Heartland Café. Regular service at 5:00-6:15. Visitors are welcome to attend and stay after to ask questions.

Congregation K.I.N.S., 2800 W. North Shore Avenue

Not Open


Tours provided. Be mindful of modest dress code.

Shree Ganesh Temple of Chicago, 2545 W. Devon Avenue



Tours and exploration through the day. 11:30 and 6:30 are 20-minute group prayer sessions. Free Hindi class, Saturday 1-2 pm.

Christ Church of Chicago, 6047 N. Rockwell Street



Open exploration of church sanctuary, side chapel and prayer garden. Congregation member on had to answer questions. On Sunday, organist Fran Walker will handle questions about the Berghaus Organ

Saint Hilary Parish, Church and School, 5613 N. California Avenue



Remove hats, keep voices at respectful of those who may be worshipping. Tours through the day, free concert at 4pm Sunday. Parking north of building.

16th Church of Christ, Scientist, 7036 N. Ridge Boulevard



Parking lot entrance on Greenleaf. No smoking or alcoholic beverages on site. All welcome for Sunday service, 10:30-11:30 am.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness, 1716 W. Lunt Avenue



Open exploration. Remove shoes in the shoe room before entering main worship hall. Parking immediately behind the building. Street parking free on Sunday. Worship ceremony 4:30 & 6:30 Sunday, Free Vegetarian feast Sunday 6:30-7:15. Baked goods for sale.

Open Houses of Worship Weekend

 Registration is closed for this event
Visit a range of religious congregations, learn about their history, the people they serve and the role they play in the community life of Rogers Park and West Ridge. With your registration, you receive a guidebook highlighting the history of each participating congregation and a schedule of open hours and events at each location. Use it to create your own self-guided tour, where you can drop in to each site at a time when you know visitors will be greeted warmly and introduced to the congregation's history and people.


September 29th, 2018 10:00 AM to September 30th, 2018 5:00 PM
Start Tour and Pick up Guidebooks at any participating congregation.
United States
Event Fee(s)
Member Price $15.00
Non-Member price $20.00
One-day price $10.00
Loyola price $10.00


September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018
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7363 W. Greenview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States
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