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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.


Pizza & Prayer

We order the same thing every time: A deep dish stuffed spinach pizza and a beer. Then, for the next couple of hours, we sit together in a little booth at a cozy restaurant in town and get lost in conversation, catching up on each other’s lives. We are four women who made a lasting Read More

List Maker?

I confess, I am a list maker. And, yes, I have been known to add a completed item to a list for the satisfaction of being able to cross it off! This time of year can be disheartening with bitter cold or snowy days and a certain let-down feeling after the holidays. In recent weeks Read More

God is All Around

If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that God actually . . . is . . . all around. OK so I stole that line. And then I put God in it. Which I think works, actually. How about that snow on Christmas Eve morning? Or our Live Nativity story, Read More

Yesterday Was a Great Day!

Yesterday was a great day. Worship service in the morning where we sang a special arrangement of “God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen” in the church choir. Then later in the day I jumped on a bus with 23 friends of the church and visited shut ins and sang Christmas carols to them. Been doing that Read More

Gathering Clouds

I admit I didn’t want to go to church that morning. It was cold and unusually foggy. My bed felt warm and inviting. Catching up on sleep sounded like a great idea. But something convinced me to get up and go. An hour later I sat in a pew, feeling blessed and at peace, letting Read More