First and foremost, welcome! Please know that wherever you are on your spiritual or religious journey, you are welcome at Wicker Park Lutheran Church (WPLC).
WPLC is a diverse Christian community focused on a traditional liturgy with expansive theology. The congregation comprises people from most age groups and life stages, as well as from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We’re known for our family-friendly atmosphere.
Many people go “church shopping” to find a faith community. We know that finding a place to fully live into your baptismal calling can be difficult. At WPLC, we place a high priority on making our worship, programs, and experiences relevant to the world and responsive to our culture. Because of this priority, sometimes a single worship service or event can seem narrowly-focused on one topic or a particular expression of our faith. Therefore, we recommend that you attend worship at least four times and join us for a couple different events to best experience the flavor of our community. Over that time you’ll meet a variety of people and get a better feel for our community so you can best discern if WPLC is the place for you.
When you’re making your first connection, there can be a lot of uncertainty and questions—we understand. Our community is ever-changing, and we consequently welcome any and all questions. In fact, asking the big questions is what our faith is about. So, let’s ponder them together. At the same time, we have some solid answers to questions about our congregation. Please peruse this website, including the pages below, to learn more. We look forward to connecting!