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What We Believe

Union Church of Hinsdale

The Thinking Church

Christian life is not just about what we believe, but how we live. Union Church has a long history of asking questions and seeking answers. We live lives of love, always ready and willing to pivot when necessary. After all, our world is not as it ought to be, rife with injustice and cruelty, but we are empowered – by the promises of our baptism and the presence of the holy spirit – to change the world to better reflect the love of God.

Core Commitments

We are a community of people living lives of love for all people, gathered around these core commitments and guiding principles...

Who We Are

- We are a thinking church, so we ask questions to discern what really matters in life.
- We strive to live lives of love for God and all people.
- We know we have power, and we use that power to make the world more like Jesus would want it to be.

What We Believe

- God is real, and we deepen our faith by taking the time to get to know God better.
- We believe all people are created in the image of God, worthy of love and belonging.
- We love children and youth, and we seek to raise them with a curious, generous, personal and socially-engaged Christian faith.

Our Community

- We aim to grow in kindness and generosity with all people.
- We find meaning, and ultimately peace, through our shared commitment for justice and community outreach.


Union is a place to find other people who are interested in compassion more than competition, and in acceptance more than acquisition.

Rev. J. Michael Solberg
Senior Minister

Union Church is sometimes known as “The Thinking Church.” We explore together what it means to be Christian and what God calls us to think, and say, and do as brothers and sisters of faith in Christ. Union Church is also known as “The Caring Church” and, in each season of our lives, we have found fellowship and friendship in worshipping together, and love and support in dealing with the blessings and challenges of life.

Rev. Robb Knuepfer
Associate Pastor

How chill is Union Church? I mean, I went to Lyons Township and (weirdly) everyone seems cool with that.

Rev. Grant Glowiak
Associate Pastor + Director of Youth Ministries

In August 1866 we officially became The Congregational Union Church, making us the oldest permanent organization formed in Hinsdale!

Our commitments arise out of our relationship with our denomination, the United Church of Christ (UCC)

Weddings, baptisms, funerals and memorials - the most sacred of events in life can be celebrated at Union Church of Hinsdale.

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.``”

Anne Lamott

American Novelist + Activist