Lessons & Carols

At our Lesson and Carols service each Advent, we gather to hear the stories of Christmas and sing lively carols. This year, Lessons and Carols will be held at 10AM on Sunday, December 11th at 640 W Irving Park Road, and we will celebrate afterward with coffee and treats. We hope you’ll join us and invite a friend!


 There is a small parking lot on site at 640 W. Irving Park Road and plenty of free parking nearby at 3800 N Recreation Drive.


Childcare will be available during the Lessons & Carols service for children ages 12 months through 3 years.

The Season of Advent

The season of Advent marks the beginning of a new church calendar year. During Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus and remember His promise to return. Advent is not only a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, but also to awaken anticipation for his second coming.

In this season, you will find our sanctuary decorated with purple fabric. Royal purple is the liturgical color for the Advent season and signifies that Jesus is the promised king, who began His rule in a manger in Bethlehem and will one day return to reign in glory.

Holiday Services

We plan to worship at 10AM throughout all the Sundays of Advent and Christmastide!

November 27 | 1st Sunday of Advent

December 4 | 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 11 | 3rd Sunday of Advent (Lessons & Carols)

December 18 | 4th Sunday of Advent

December 25 | Christmas Day

January 1 | 2nd Sunday of Christmastide

Bring a Treat to Lessons & Carols

Use the link below to sign up to bring a treat to our Lessons & Carols service, to be enjoyed after the service concludes!

    Women’s Brunch

    All women at Immanuel are warmly invited to a Christmas potluck brunch at Jessica Loza’s home in Evanston on Saturday, December 3rd, from 11 AM – 1 PM. Please RSVP by November 30. We look forward to seeing you there!