The word “advent” means “arrival” or “coming” and it’s a time for us to spiritually prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.


— Christmas Eve service times for each church location —


Christmas Eve | 5 PM
at Park South Loop
Christmas Eve | 5 PM
at Park Norwood Park
Christmas Eve | 5:30 & 10 PM
*10 PM Candlelight Service
at Park Forest Glen
Christmas Eve | 3 PM
at Park Near North
Christmas Eve | 3 PM
at Park Near North
Christmas Eve | 6 PM
at Park South Rogers Park
Christmas Eve | 5 PM
at Park South Loop
Christmas Eve | 6 PM
at Park South Rogers Park


— Check out our Advent at Park Spotify Playlist —



Join us for our annual tradition of Lessons and Carols! 

Invite your friends & neighbors as all of our locations come together to experience this modern take on the classic tradition and to celebrate the wonder and hope of the Christmas story told through music and scripture. 


Thursday, December 6 & Friday, December 7 | 7 PM
Park Near North

The show starts at 7, but doors open at 6, so come early and enjoy some snacks and activities in the cafe. Stick around afterwards for a Hot Chocolate Bar and Dessert Potluck to follow the show. 

*Childcare will be provided on Thursday night ONLY for children 3 and under on a first-come-first-serve basis - with no pre-registration required. 



 Renew Chicago will also be hosting a Coat Drive during our annual Lessons and Carols Event!

Join us in blessing some of our ministry partners by donating winter jackets. You can drop them off in the Park Cafe before or after Lessons & Carols.



The Jesse Tree is an Advent tradition dating back to the medieval period. The name comes from Isaiah, who prophesied about a descendant of Jesse, the father of David:

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
— Isaiah 11:1

This “branch” or “tree” refers to Jesus. Throughout this Advent season, we will prepare for his birth at Christmas each day, by tracing the story of Jesus from the Old Testament prophecies all the way to his birth both in our sermons and through our online Advent Devotional. Sign up for an individual or family devotional below.

Advent at Park Daily Devotional

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Click below to download the Jesse Tree coloring book for children to follow along with each day of the devotional: