Concordia Lutheran Church’s History

Concordia Lutheran Church’s History

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church was formed on January 29th, 1898 by Swedish immigrants moving into the North Center community on Chicago’s north side. Concordia Church was formed as a member congregation of the Illinois Conference of the Augustana Synod. In the early ’80s, responding to the needs of the community, Concordia developed an after-school program for the children of single parents and low-income families. Expansion of this first community outreach led to child care programs of full-day preschool and full day summer camp. In 2006, renovations of a school facility in Avondale expanded our social ministry to include infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children with additional outreach to teens, adults, and seniors: Concordia Place. Growth in ministry continues today, with 2 Concordia Day sites in Ravenswood and Old Irving Park, and a new faith community location under development in Avondale at Concordia on Whipple.
Today, Concordia Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, living its mission to “Love God. Love Your Neighbor” as part of a multi-site, multi-service family of ministries serving nearly 1000 people each year.
Below is pictured an original image of what the first Concordia Lutheran Church building looked like: 
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