An Evening with Glennon Doyle at the Peoples Church

On March 8th, join the Peoples Church of Chicago for an evening with Glennon Doyle. Glennon is an activist, author, speaker, and blogger, and founder of Together Rising, a non-profit focused on the needs of vulnerable women and children. Enjoy an inspiring evening of real talk and truth-telling conversation about life, love, family, justice, and community.

7:00-8:30pm, doors open at 6:00. This is a ticketed event – click here for tickets and more information.

Meet the 46th Ward Aldermanic Candidates

To help all of us get ready for the upcoming aldermanic election on February 26th, we are providing space for a series of events with candidates for 46th Ward Alderman. After Alderman James Cappleman’s event in December, next up is Marianne Lalonde, who will have a fundraiser here on Monday, January 28th at 7pm. Keep an eye on this page for more events, including an upcoming forum with all the candidates.

February Coffeehouse with February Sky

The next Peoples Church Coffeehouse is on February 8th at 7:30pm! As is our tradition, the musicians for the Coffeehouse will be February Sky, Susan Urban and Phil Cooper. Admission is always free,and coffee and lemon squares are available for purchase. The concert is in Molly’s Cafe on floor 3 1/2. Take the elevator to the third floor and walk up half a flight. All are welcome.


About the artists:
February Sky is traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Phil sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and he also interprets a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern Folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous “slice of life” songs. She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, hand percussion instruments and Native American Style flute. Phil and Susan present a combination of old and new songs addressing the widest possible range of experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft. They believe that Folk Music is a continuum – whether the songs are self-penned or have a history thousands of years old, as long as they speak to the human condition and the human heart, they carry on the Folk Music tradition.

December Coffeehouse with Marc Mayer

Join us on Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm for the Second Friday Coffeehouse in Molly’s Cafe on floor 3 1/2. Admission is always free, and coffee and homemade lemon squares are available for purchase.

Come join Marc Mayer at The Peoples Church on December 14th for a fun filled evening of original, subversive left wing music that will make you laugh – instead of the usual crying – at the current state of our politics. Marc is an ex -hippie from the 1960’s who brings his sense of humor and music to life in his songs.

In addition to his original political and love songs, he’ll be playing some classic rock and roll music from the 50’s and 60’s along with some fun Christmas and Chanukah tunes. Join us for a fun filled, sing along night with Marc.

September Coffeehouse featuring Andina and Rich

Join us on Friday, September 14th, at 7:30pm for the next Second Friday Coffeehouse, presented by the Peoples Church of Chicago.

Andina and Rich are Sandy Andina of Chicago and Stephen Lee Rich of Madison, WI. Their guitar, dulcimer, vocals, harmony, and humor are sure to delight you. Check out their website here, and then come to their free concert on the 14th. The concert will be in Molly’s Cafe on floor 3 1/2. Take the elevator to the third floor and walk up half a flight of steps.

July Coffeehouse featuring Sue Fink

Mark your calendars for July 13th at 7:30pm, when Sue Fink will perform at our monthly Coffeehouse. Admission is always free, and coffee and delicious lemon squares are available for purchase. Bring your friends!

Since 2001, Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sue Fink has been enchanting audiences with her whimsical perspective on the world.  She shares witty social commentary and perceptive observations of the human condition.  Her genre, “urban campfire cabaret,” is folk with a hint of jazz, a large dollop of humor, and a drop of sadness for good measure: think Christine Lavin, with a dash of Rickie Lee Jones, Melanie, and Nellie McKay.

June Coffeehouse featuring Emily White

Be sure to join us for the Peoples Church Coffeehouse on Friday, June 8th featuring folk-rock singer/songwriter Emily White! Admission is always free, and coffee and baked goods are available for purchase.

Independent folk-rock touring singer/songwriter Emily White has been described as standing out “conspicuously from the pack…with her hushed, preternaturally haunting vocal delivery (and bewitching sense of indie-rock-informed melody” (Connect Savannah). She has released four albums to date, the most recent being the Kai Welch-produced LP “Staking Flags in the Valley.” In creating her show, she “adds an infusion of humor, audibly diverse musical influences and a truly singular sound that may leave even the most severe folk cynics entertained.” (Asheville Citizen-Times) She is based out of Chicago, but travels regularly throughout the US, captivating crowds with her unique voice and favorite Martin guitar, bringing her Southern roots and Midwestern charm to each city she visits. Find out more at

Lawyers for the Creative Arts Workshop: Is a Nonprofit Business Right for You?

Wednesday, February 28th, 7-8:30, 1st Floor Foyer

PBC is excited to be co-hosting this event with Lawyers for the Creative Arts: You’ve heard it’s a good idea to incorporate, and you’re doing good work for others. But what kind of business should you set up, and what are the basic differences between a for-profit and a not-for-profit business? What does it mean to have a “social purpose” and become tax-exempt?

Jan Feldman, LCA’s Executive Director, leads LCA’s Nonprofit and Tax Exemption Workshop, now running 5x a year for more than 10 years. Jan will lead a discussion about basic corporate forms, sound business practices, and the benefits and burdens of nonprofit status, among other topics. With more than 35 years of nonprofit fundraising and arts board membership, all the while practicing as a commercial litigator, Jan has valuable advice about issues you should be aware of as you move into the “corporate” world.

Free and open to the public, but you need to register your seat:

Register HERE

Two Li’l Fishes

Six days a week (every day but Wednesday), Two Li’l Fishes serves a hot lunch to the community. Doors open at 11:30 and lunch is served from 12:30 to 1:00. To volunteer, email 2lilfishes or call 773-784-6633.

Second Friday Coffeehouse Series

Join us in Molly’s Café (floor 3 ½) for Second Friday Coffeehouses each month. Enjoy folk music, coffee, and refreshments with friends. Here are the upcoming dates and artists for 2018:

January 12th – Louis Bardales and Amy Hodapp

February 9th – February Sky

March 9th – Cheshire Moon

April 13th – February Sky (rescheduled)

May 11th – Anna Stange

June 8th – Emily White (cancelled, hope to reschedule)

July 13th – Sue Fink

(No Coffeehouse in August)

September 14th – Andina and Rich

October 12th – Susan and Company

November 9th – TBD

December 14th – TBD