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The RoundTable is aggregating links to meetings, worship services and other programs that are open and accessible online.

Organizations with meetings open to the public may send information about meetings – time, date, link, etc. – to editor@evanstonroundtable.com.

In this list are The Baha’i House of Worship, First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Lake Street Church, Reba Place Church, Unitarian Church of Evanston and Unity on the North Shore

     The Baha’i House of Worship

The Baha’i House of Worship broadcasts a devotional program every day. Because of Zoom hacking, the devotions can be heard at https://www.facebook.com/BahaiTempleNorthAmerica/

     First Presbyterian Church of Evanston

We’re currently holding our services via video on Sundays at 10 am on our website at https://www.firstpresevanston.org.

With Holy Week beginning next Sunday (Palm Sunday), we are also working to make this unique arrangement something special. We’ve been using a variety of technologies including Zoom for small groups and bible studies, Google forms to collect names of volunteers to make calls to our more isolated congregants, and we’ve continued to serve our meals to the homeless on Saturday mornings, using a combination of social distancing efforts and a minimal volunteer staff.

     Lake Street Church

Our Easter service will be held via Zoom at this link (as well as Palm Sunday and all Sunday worship). Zoom changed its security settings and now requires a password, found below. It is preferred for folks to join via this easy Zoom process. 

Easter Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Lake Street Church of Evanston

https://zoom.us/j/363912065?pwd=KzYyM01lTEhteEhKdit1L0ZBYjA0dz09

We will also be holding a Maundy Thursday service at this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/595201954 or you can call 1 312 626 6799 and put in meeting ID: 595 201 954

Lake Street Church: ‘Take What You Need’

Mondays, Recurring:

Topic: LSC Community Prayer Join us on Mondays and Thursdays (scroll down for the link to the Thursday Zoom meeting) during the ‘sheltering’ period as your time or inclination allows, for a period of silence, followed by a brief check in, a community prayer and closing with an inspirational thought. All are welcome!

Time: 11:30 – noon, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/330839013 Meeting ID: 330839013

Topic: Let’s Bake Together. Come and show off your baked goods, share recipes, or just admire the yummy goodness that people are making.

Time: 1:00 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/297052559

Tuesdays, Recurring

Topic: Lake Street Kids Chat For kids in 5th grade and younger to chat with each other and religious education staff.

Time: 4 – 4:45 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/710525586 * * * * * * *

Wednesdays, Recurring

Topic: Rev. Michael’s Office Hours Drop on by and chat with Michael.

We will utilize the “waiting room” feature so that conversations are one-on-one. If you call, and someone is already talking, you’ll be admitted from the waiting room in the order you connected to the zoom chat. This is ideal for 5 to 10 minute conversation.

Time: 12 noon – 2:00 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/619218765

Wednesdays, Continued

Topic: Mid-Week Gathering Check-in, Reflect, and Pray. Various themes offered each Wednesday evening.

Time: 7:00 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/330735506, Meeting I.D.: 330735506

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,330735506#

US (Chicago) Manual call: +1 312 626 6799

US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 330735506 Topic: Choir Meeting

Rehearsal We will mostly catch up, and sing a little bit. Diana will send out an email invitation to all on the choir email list. If any others would like to join, please email Diana at dschmuck@lakestreet.org and she will add you to the invitation. Time: 8:00 pm

Thursdays, Recurring

Topic: LSC Community Prayer Time: 11:30 – noon

Click to join zoom meeting:https://zoom.us/j/446336048 Meeting ID: 446336048

Topic: Thursday Threads A time for fiber artists to gather, chat, and showoff projects.

Time: 7 – 8:00 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/356062415

Fridays, Recurring

Topic: Happy Hour for Parents & Guardians For parents & guardians of LSC children and youth to chat over the beverage of their choice.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/189786488 Sundays – recurring

Topic: Middle School Youth Hangout

Time: 12:00 noon, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/376006565

Topic: High School Youth Hangout

Time: 1:00 pm, Click to join zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3760065

    Reba Place Church

Gathering for Christian Worship — Sundays at 10am — All are welcome. Visit the Reba Place Church public Facebook page to participate via Facebook Live, or email RPCOffice@gmail.com by Fridays at noon to get the Zoom link.

Good Friday Service — Friday, April 10, 7pm — All are welcome.  Visit the Reba Place Church public Facebook page to participate via Facebook Live, or email RPCOffice@gmail.com by Friday at noon to get the Zoom link.

     St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

939 Hinman Avenue, www.stlukesevanston.org

Sundays

 9:00 AM recorded service at http://stlukesevanston.org/live-stream

Holy Week Services

Recorded services will be available at  http://stlukesevanston.org/live-stream

  • Maundy Thursday: Stripping of the Altar, April 9 at 5:00 PM
  • Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, April 10 at 5:00 PM, Claudel poetry and Dupre organ music; Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger, readers; Stephen Tharp, organist; recorded in concert at St. Luke’s in March 2012
  • Holy Saturday: Family-Friendly Vigil, April 11 at 5:00 PM record service
  • Easter Sunday: Service of the Word, April 12 at 9:00 AM 

     Unitarian Church of Evanston

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMxRIFVufYSKIWasgZjdODQ

Also from our website and that Youtube channel are virtual Religious Education classes. We are offering a weekly all church zoom meeting for our members. A link is sent to our newsletter list each week.

Many of our small groups are meeting virtually. Our calendar lists things are meeting virtually and list either an email to connect or a link to an on-line platform:https://ucevanston.org/church-calendar/

     Unity North Shore Virtual Spirituality

Unity on the North Shore is creating sacred space, fellowship, support, and learning for all ages that you can experience from the comfort of home throughout the week.  We invite you to nourish your soul by connecting with our online programs:

Sunday Service streams live on Zoom from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and features music, meditation, message and practical application from Revs. Kurt and Christina and a member of our Chaplain Team.  https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1290

Soul School for kids and teens is also on Zoom 9:15-10:25. Classes begin with a simple check-in and sharing to catch up with how everyone is doing Then the session breaks into class “rooms” within the meeting, so our classes can do their own brief lessons. Register to get the Zoom Link and Password at: https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1267

Garden Chat Fellowship is also on Zoom from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Grab a cup of coffee and a plat and lets meet online to enjoy a time of fellowship and connection. Register at: https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1244

Communications Skills Class with Rev. Kurt meets Tuesdays through May 5 from 7-9 p.m. Study and practice using tools for listening, creating connection, and facilitating dialogue in tough, emotional situations. Register here: https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=636

Wednesday Book Group gathers ONLINE from 10:30 a.m. to noon, to read and discuss popular titles by a range of spiritually inspiring authors. Current title is Byron Katie’s “A Thousand Names for Joy.”  Register at https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1232

Lunchtime Stress Reduction with Ann Baker and Rev. Kurt Condra. Each week, Ann shares a different relaxation/mindfulness technique to lower stress and improve mood, after which Rev. Kurt shares prays based on group’s requests. Register at https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1218

Thursday Calm in the Chaos with Ann Baker uses effective stress reduction techniques to create a group coherence effect that can then be projected out to the community to shift the overwhelming atmosphere from fear to peace.Zoom info: https://zoom.us/j/930339889?pwd=ZmtMazRqSUFQMWpGeEM5WTcrK1c2Zz09 . Meeting ID: 930 339 889. Password: 880016.

Prayer Support: Submit confidential requests online at: https://www.unityns.org/prayer-request, or call Silent Unity to speak with a Prayer Associate at 800-NOW-PRAY.

YouTube Videos: Subscribe to our channel for recordings of Sunday Services and other inspirational videos att: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8uGxZM6CNTyPbenE6vSDIg

Facebook: Like and Follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UnityOnTheNorthShore/ to stay informed about events and programming. Join our Facebook Group to connect with fellow congregants and friends. https://facebook.com/groups/221926865546366


Class and Special Event Information

Class:  Communication Skills

Tuesdays, April 7 – May 5, 7 – 9 pm         Facilitator:  Rev. Kurt Condra         

Class Fee:  $25/class or $100 for the 5-class series   

(Via Zoom; register online to get access code)

Based on the model of Non-Violent Communication, learn how to take responsibility for your own experience; commit to increasing your awareness of your own feelings and needs, as well of those of others; and be authentic and compassionate in all circumstances.  Receive tools for listening, creating connection and facilitating dialogue in tough, emotional situations.  Click COMMUNICATION to register.

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 10 at 7 pm. (Online via Zoom)

Through a poignant blend of message, music and ritual, we’ll explore Unity’s perspective on Jesus’ life and death.  Together, we’ll create a powerful opportunity for deepened understanding of Christ energy and how it moves within us.

https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=642
https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1290
https://www.unityns.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1290
Easter Sunday Worship 10:30AM Lake Street Church of Evanston