Ecumenical Relations

Ecumenism Metro Chicago (EMC)

Ecumenism Metro Chicago (EMC) was formed in 1999 to prepare for the Third Christian Millennium and is comprised of 19 Christian Churches within the Metropolitan Chicago area. In addition to sponsoring the annual Ecumenical Prayer Service observed as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the committee serves as a forum for ecumenical dialogue, understanding, hospitality and information in the Chicagoland area. Originally called the Ecumenical Millennium Committee, the group’s name was changed to Ecumenism Metro Chicago in 2010.

EMC membership is comprised of the following Christian churches and organizations:

  • American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago
  • Armenian Orthodox Church – Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Wisconsin and Illinois Region
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – Chicago and Gary Districts
  • Church of the Brethren  Illinois and Wisconsin District
  • Church of God in Christ – First Jurisdiction Illinois
  • Episcopal Church USA – Diocese of Chicago
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Metropolitan Chicago Synod
  • Greek Orthodox Church – Metropolis of Chicago
  • Orthodox Church in America – Diocese of the Midwest
  • Polish National Catholic Church Western Diocese
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) – Presbytery of Chicago
  • Roman Catholic Church – Archdiocese of Chicago
  • The Salvation Army – Chicago Metropolitan Davison
  • Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada Metropolitanate of Midwestern America
  • Syriac Orthodox Church – Archdiocese of the Eastern USA
  • Ukrainian Catholic Church – St. Nicholas Eparchy
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA – Western Eparchy
  • United Church of Christ – Illinois Conference
  • United Methodist Church – Northern Illinois Conference
  • Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries