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PCWS is a welcoming, intergenerational and mission-focused community seeking to reflect God’s inclusive love.  We are a vibrant, joyful congregation of people of all ages.  We have members from all over the Western Suburbs of Chicago and visitors are always welcome.

We are a community of believers that is stirred by Scripture, struggles well with life, and serves others. A place where all people can encounter God, faith and community in an authentic, relevant and uplifting environment. A place to Believe, Become and Belong.

We hope you find the articles in the blog, written by members and staff of PCWS, enlightening, encouraging, and inspiring.


Looking Up

Have you seen this guy? He’s called “Looking Up” and is a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture installed along Chicago’s lakefront path near 48th Street. It’s pretty striking and caught me by surprise the first time I drove by. It also stuck with me. Maybe because I tend to look up a lot. In fact, with Read More

Where Do I See God In My Everyday Life?

Two weeks ago, I sat down with an old friend whom I love dearly that we’ll call “Nathan.” Nathan and I had grown up together and had gone to church together for the first 18 years of our lives. When meeting with Nathan, we had talked about all varieties of things from sports, to video Read More

Why Not?

I’ll never forget that conversation six months ago. We were on spring break in Florida. My 13-year-old daughter wasn’t feeling well…again. Weary from struggling with health issues, she leaned against me, wiped away tears and sniffled into my shoulder asking, “Why me, Mama?” What she meant was, why does she have to be the one Read More