Evanshire Presbyterian Church


Evanshire Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois, United States
Evanshire Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois, United States

Who we are

We are a small congregation with a big heart.
We are multi-cultural and intergenerational.
Some worshipers dress casually; others choose to dress up. Both types of dress are appropriate at Evanshire.
Someone will surely invite you to Coffee Hour following worship!
We are reformed in tradition; our church is affiliated with the Presbytery of Chicago, the Synod of Lincoln Trails and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Our Worship

Our church is multi-cultural and intergenerational so these attributes are evident in our worship.
We encourage young people to lead worship!
Our music is traditional, contemporary and in the gospel tradition with soloists singing each week.
Instrumentalists are encouraged to offer their gifts in worship.
Readers’ theater and dramatic readings also glorify God in worship.
Worshipers follow the service through worship bulletins.
Our organist/pianist accompanies hymns and songs for congregational singing. We enjoy preludes and postludes chosen according to the morning’s texts.
Occasionally we enjoy a slide presentation on mission.

Church Address

4555 Church St
Skokie, IL 60076
United States
Phone: 847-673-2575

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Church Pastor

Rev. William Ekhardt
4555 Church St
Skokie, IL 60076
United States
Phone: 8475321767

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Quote of the Day
Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.



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Ms. Valrie Barrett Goff
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Evanshire Presbyterian Church - 4555 Church St, Skokie, IL
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Travel/Directions Tips

4555 Church Street is on the corner of Church and Kenton Streets, Skokie, IL.

From Chicago, take I-90 W/I-94-W and exit on Dempster Street going East. Go several blocks, cross Skokie Blvd, drive 3 blocks and turn left on Kenton. The church is at the end of the street.

From Lake County or Northern Cook County, take US-41 S, merge onto I-94 E. Take Exit 34A for US-41 S toward Skokie Rd. Turn slight right at Skokie Rd/US-41 S. Stay on Skokie Rd. until Church St. Turn left at Church St. Cross Niles Center Road and go one block to the church.


Parking is available in the lot behind the church off Kenton St. and street parking on Church and Kenton Streets.

Evanshire Presbyterian Church Skokie Service Times

Please join us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. and Coffee Hour following Worship

Service Times last updated on the 14th of January, 2020

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Evanshire is accessible to people with disabilities. Come in the parking lot door; elevator is to the right. Seating for worship – upstairs in the Upper Room.

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Evanshire Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois, United States
Evanshire Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois, United States

Evanshire Presbyterian Church History

In 1954 McCormick Seminary student Jay Confair was assigned to canvas families in Skokie and nearby suburbs who might be looking for a home church. A dozen families responded. A storefront location on the corner of Niles Center Road and Church Street was rented when the area was still a prairie. The Evanston United Presbyterian Church had sold their building and was planning to relocate in Skokie. The Evanston church somehow found the people in the storefront church and on May 20, 1955 the churches merged under the name of Evanshire Presbyterian Church.

As we look forward, we are praying about where God is leading Evanshire. Knox Fellowship, Burlingame/San Francisco, CA came to lead us in an Adventure in Faith weekend in 2009. Our next step is to work with Knox on Mapping the Mission, which is a church retreat where we hope to discover God’s vision for the church’s outreach/evangelism ministry for the next three to five years, and to develop a plan by which to implement the vision.

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