We hope you learn more about the work of this congregation located in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago. At Crerar, we strive to demonstrate the open, inclusive and accepting love of Jesus Christ, through prayer, song, worship, and Bible study. We invite all to join us as
we nurture our faith and grow as a congregation. We strive to promote justice
and peace in our community and the world.
Our Vision at Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church
is to continue being a church community of committed believers who are led by Christ who gathers welcoming, worshiping, and witnessing Christians who serve Him
in the spirit of prayer, service, and evangelism.
Our mission at Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church,
as members of the same body, is to celebrate
and share God’s Word and love in the world, to come together to do the work of the church, to accept responsibility prayerfully and to minister to church members and the greater community as stewards
and obedient servants of God.
PAST TO PRESENT
In March of 1897, a committee of the session of the Second Presbyterian Church recommended the construction of a building near 59th and Indiana for a new mission. Money for the mission was provided by the John Crerar Foundation of Second Presbyterian Church, thus the building was named Crerar Chapel.
Two years later, the original building was enlarged. On April 5, 1908, a new, larger building was dedicated. This new building was constructed on the corner of 57th and Prairie Avenue to house the officially organized congregation to be known as Crerar Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Minister Lawrence A. Brown, C.P.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5)