Our congregation thrives as a family of faith, marked by joyful, generous, and loving care for one another, our community, and our world.
Longtime parishioners and newcomers alike are happy to call Transfiguration home. While some members are cradle Episcopalians, many come from other Christian traditions. A bit more than half of our congregation has been coming to Transfiguration for over 20 years, but we also continue to attract new members who find at our church a place to (re)connect with their faith and deepen their experience of the gospel. We are a warm, welcoming community, eager to share God’s love with anyone who would like to join us. In our worship, we are liturgically traditional but theologically progressive: an inclusive, welcoming community open to engaging with ancient traditions of worship in new ways and eager to share the joy and love we have found at Transfiguration with our neighbors.
Our hospitality and fellowship draw many people to Transfiguration. We rejoice in our time together and foster fellowship through the events we hold throughout the year. Parishioners and friends eagerly anticipate our themed spring dinner dances (for example, a prom and a sock hop). At our bimonthly “over-21” events, we enjoy time together in a more casual setting. Fellowship at coffee hour is an important part of our Sundays. We cherish this time to catch up with each other and get to know our visitors, and we always do something extra special for baptisms and confirmations.
At Transfiguration, we also embrace opportunities to engage with the wider community, including our neighbors who practice other faiths. For example, several parishioners went on a diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land in spring 2017, and a group of Transfiguration members attended an educational and social event at a local mosque.
We are blessed with strong lay leadership and energetic congregational involvement in worship, service, and the governance of the church. Through our numerous outreach programs and ministries, we minister to those in need at a local, national, and international level. Our congregation is highly engaged in the work of the church and values collaboration with our rector and our leaders in decision-making. For our parishioners, church isn’t just a place to go on Sundays; it is a part of our lives.
While we are small in size, we represent nearby communities from Alsip to Homer Glen, from Frankfort to Downers Grove. Parishioners come from within a 15-mile radius, including most of the surrounding towns and villages of Southwest Chicago.
You can see the places we come from on this map. Wherever you come from, the Church of the Transfiguration welcomes you.
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