It's More Than a Roof!

Pastor and elders

Eden United Church of Christ is a 107-year old pillar of the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Chicago, founded in 1914 by Volga German immigrants from Russia. Enrollment in the National Register of Historic Places is underway.

You'll learn more at this site on why this Capital Campaign is about "more than a roof." Over the last decade we've moved from being a longstanding pillar of the community to being an active partner serving the community. Our sacred space has nurtured generations in faith and family tradition. As we share God's building with Jefferson Park, and engage in news ways beyond our building, we're providing neighborhood sanctuary.

As we invest in the future we build on the heritage of the past, acknowledging all the ways—known and unknown—the people formed here have been Eden ambassadors of faith and faithfulness to the surrounding world.

people with balloons in front of church
Celebrating Eden's anniversary in 1985

We hope you'll read more about our Roof Campaign progress and the restoration of our lovely organ.

Volunteer to help or to share your stories and memories here.

Chicago's Northwest Side Press
An article about Eden's Capital Campaign. Click the image to see the entire issue.
Cover of <em>Light in the Windows</em>

Our beautiful stained glass windows by Hans Muench have been featured in publications of the Northwest Chicago Historical Society and in the booklet entitled Light in the Windows, published in 2016. The second edition of Light in the Windows is scheduled to be released in December of 2020.

Click here for the order form.

Suggested Donation: $15.00, plus $2.00 for postage.

You may pay online below.

Or you may mail your check to:
Eden UCC
5051 West Gunnison Street
Chicago, IL 60630