2727 Crawford, Evanston, IL
Love God, Love People, Change the World

Upcoming Events and Latest News

Senior Pastor

Pastor Greg Pennington is our senior pastor (as of May 1)  He and his wife Dawn have found a joyful community to welcome them.  His Sunday morning messages are inspiring us and teaching us. Welcome on board, Dr. Greg!




In-person worship every Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

We  have guidelines for how to worship safely and respectfully.  For those who still do not feel comfortable coming we will continue with Zoom so you can participate live. Keep an eye out for future emails with details!

Zoom Worship link

Hillside Free Methodist Facebook Page
Our Archived Worship Video Page

Hebrews 13:17, NIV   Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

If you need prayer or help contact us

If you have a specific prayer request or if you wish to join in on the team prayer time contact prayer@hillsidefree.com


Our Sunday morning Class Meeting will continue to take place from 9:00-10:15 am every Sunday. Join Zoom Class Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/524856396   Passcode: 619734

Curious? What is Class Meeting? A Wesleyan tradition of  discipling and supporting one another. “the Class Meeting has one purpose and that is to help members of the body of Christ watch over one another in love.”


Prayer is even more critical right now. Our prayer team is joyfully meeting again in person. We gather together each Wednesday morning from 10:00  to noon to lift up prayers for our families, church, community, country, and world. All are welcome.


Sisters in Christ is a study and fellowship group for women who want to gather together to study scripture through discussion and sharing experiences.  We meet every first and third Thursday of each month. During the season of summer we are meeting from 5:30-7:00 on the church lawn for a BYOP (bring-your-own-picnic) and conversation over a chosen Psalm for the evening.

Our leader, Ajita Kennedy, brings enthusiasm and a passion for God’s Word to our discussion.  Don’t forget a lawn chair and your bible. If you need either one we will supply them. Contact our church administrator for information.


As we move towards live streaming our weekly church service, we need two members to operate the video and sound board while we are live streaming. Training will be provided.   Let one of us know if you can consider assisting with this position.

From our Worship Leader:  I’m very excited to in church start rehearsals again on Tuesdays at 6:45pm. Our Worship team rehearsals will not be required for everyone, every week as we will be on a rotation schedule.  If you have a heart for worship, music, setting up the technology of a worship service, contact Brad White at his email.