A Warm Welcome to the Village Church!
We look forward to your visit! Here is some information I hope will be helpful to you.
When are your worship services?
During the fall, winter, and spring, we offer a 9:30 Contemporary service and an 11:00 am Traditional service. You can also watch video recordings of our recent sermons.
The Sunday schedule for infants through adults runs concurrent with both our worship services:
- Adult Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 am
- Children's Sunday School (Childcare/Nursery through 5th grade), 9:30 & 11:00 am
- Youth Sunday School 9:30 am
During the summer, we offer an 8:30 am Traditional Service outdoors in the Chapel in the Pines on the church grounds (weather permitting.) The 10:00 am Contemporary Service is held in the Sanctuary.
- Adult Sunday School 10:00 am
- Children's Sunday School (Childcare/Nursery through 5th grade), 10:00 am
- Youth Sunday School 10:00 am
We occasionally offer special Sundays with one combined 10:00 am Combined Service. Childcare/Sunday School for infants-5th grade will be offered.
What about my kids?
Please stop at the Welcome Center desk on the main floor where a friendly person will be happy to direct you to all of our children's and youth ministry locations during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services. During the summer months, Sunday School is offered during the 10:00 am worship service.
- You’ll find the infant nursery, toddler and Pre-K/Kindergarten classes easily accessible just around the corner from the Welcome Center, with classes for 1st -5th graders upstairs. (Of course, children are always welcome in our worship services as well!)
- Our 6th -12th grade students meet downstairs; please ask at the Welcome Center.
How do I get there?
We are located in the center of the village of Northbrook, on the corner of Shermer Road and Church Street and across from Sunset Foods. Our address is: 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL
From Chicago via I-294: Illinois Tollway I-294 North toward Wisconsin, exit East on Willow Road to Shermer, turn left on Shermer, the Church will be on the left at Church Street.
From Chicago via Edens (I-94): Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin, Exit 30A to merge onto IL-68 W/Dundee Road, slight left onto Shermer Road, the Church will be on the right at Church Street.
From Northwest. I-94 toward Indiana (portions toll): Keep left at the fork to go on I-94 E/Edens Expy Spur E (toll), take IL-43/Waukegan Road exit, turn slight right onto IL-43/Waukegan, turn right onto Shermer, the Church is on the right at Church Street.
Where do I park?
Although the church has no official parking lot, parking is available in the shopping center behind the church building along Cherry Lane and also in the Sunset Foods shopping center parking lot across the street.
There are three temporary handicapped parking spaces available on Sunday mornings in the circle drive on the south front of the church building. There is one permanent handicapped parking space on the west side of the church near the atrium entrance that is available at all times.
How do I enter the building?
There are two entrances, on both the north and south sides of the building. Click here to consult our Campus Map.
From either entrance, you will walk up some stairs to reach the sanctuary/worship center. Greeters at each outside door will direct you. An elevator is available at the north entrance as well; ask the greeters at the door to guide you.
What do I wear?
No matter what your personal style is, we want you to feel comfortable at the Village Church. A majority will be dressed in some version of "business casual," although you’ll see some men in coats and ties and others quite informal.
What if I have special needs, like a crying baby or need a listening device?
We desire to create a safe and friendly worship space for all of our guests and members. Our services are live-streamed in both the infant nursery room and the lobby right outside the sanctuary, which also offers comfortable seating if you need to leave the service.
For those who need them, Listening Devices are available from the ushers, as well as large print bulletins.
Can I meet the Pastor?
Absolutely! We look forward to meeting you! Please take an opportunity to say “hello” to the pastors during the coffee hour after worship.
How can I find out more about the Village Church?
We invite you to sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter with upcoming events and other news that is sent out on Fridays. Click here to join our email list.
For specific questions, please call us at 847-272-0900 during regular office hours, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.