While we enjoy fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in AAIV, we believe it is important for each believer to be a part of a local church. Here are some Hyde Park and greater Chicago area churches that members of AAIV attend.


Holy Trinity is a church committed to seeing the city of Chicago transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything at Holy Trinity revolves around the Word, from traditional and contemporary music which prepares your heart for the Word to the well-prepared exposition of the Word to weekly community groups which discuss the Word. Our church body is multi-ethnic and multi-generational, with about half the congregation being affiliated with the University in some way. We also have weekly University gatherings throughout the year.

Location: Ray Elementary School
                5631 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Time: 10:30 AM
Contact: Caitlin Wong (


Mission statement: “we exist to see the Gospel transform people into Spirit-filled disciples, who know they are the beloved of God, because of Christ alone.” Downtown church of around 400 people planted 4 years ago, composed of mostly college students and young professionals who live in various parts of the city. Has a small group in Hyde Park attended by many students in InterVarsity, as well as UChicago graduate students.

L: Thorne Auditorium
    375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
T: 10:30 AM
C: Jenny Kim (


CCUC's vision is "to be a Great Commission Church that glorifies God by reaching out to Chinatown, Greater Chicago, and the world at large. Together we seek to be disciples of Christ who reflect His image and impact our world."

L: 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
T: 9:45 AM
C: Franklin Lu (

Hyde Park Vineyard Church

Hyde Park Vineyard is the local branch of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. "God's mission through the Hyde Park Vineyard Church is to produce world changers and world changing churches, who are 100% devoted to Jesus and each other and others in this world." Sunday mornings feature a contemporary, gently charismatic service. Brunch at a local restaurant (does Bartlett qualify as such?) usually happens after each service.

L: Lutheran School of Theology
    1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615
T: 9 AM, 11AM
C: Pastor Rand (

Living Hope CHurch

Living Hope, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), is a diverse, multi-ethnic community composed of both University members and Woodlawn residents. Its mission is “to proclaim God’s gospel of grace, to unite a redeemed people who share responsibilities and resources, and to pursue restorative justice, serving Chicago in love.” In 2014, the church launched its community development ministry, Hope Works, that seeks to empower those in need of employment and other life issues. Other ministries include youth groups and a variety of bible studies.

L: 6414 S Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
T: 10:30 AM
C: Andrew Wang (

Hyde Park University Bible Fellowship

Hyde Park UBF, affiliated with University Bible Fellowship (UBF) International, is a multi-ethnic, non-denominational congregation known for its encouragement of personal discipleship through 1:1 Bible study and closely-knit community. "Through our ministry, we pray that students may encounter Jesus Christ through in-depth Bible study, and later expressed and put into practice through meaningful fellowship in Christian community. Our long-term vision is to see God's kingdom realized by the power of the gospel in our lives, in Chicago and in the world. Based on this vision, we pray that the University of Chicago may become like a 'University for Christ'--a place that inspires and equips students to become influential leaders for the sake of Christ in their community and beyond."

L: 5407 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615
T: 10 AM
C: Lindsey Fong (

the REdemption Church

The Redemption Church is a new church plant in downtown Chicago with its home base in Lisle, a suburb of Chicago. It predominantly consists of young professional Asian Americans and families, with anticipation of becoming more diverse.

L: Merit School of Music 38 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
T: 11:15 AM
C: Deborah Hwang (