“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:14

Christmas Eve Services


Family Service


Contemporary Candlelight Service


Traditional Candlelight Service

This Christmas, Knox is dedicating our entire Christmas Eve offering to World Relief, supporting
their work of care & compassion to refugees and asylum-seekers displaced in the Chicago area.

The migrant crisis continues to be an urgent need in the greater Chicago area. More than 20,000 people seeking asylum in America have arrived in Chicago since August 2022. Christians have an obligation to "welcome the stranger" (Matthew 25) and to care for the "widow, orphan, and alien" (Deuteronomy 10:18).
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. They aim to tackle the world’s greatest problems with holistic, locally-driven solutions that lead to lasting change — whether in response to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression or mass displacement and immigration. World Relief’s work in the United States, specifically, focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country. To learn more, go to
All undesignated gifts given at our three Christmas Eve services will be given to this fund. If you are unable to attend our Christmas Eve worship, but would like to donate to this fund, click on the button to make your gift.

Carols & Candlelight

Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 pm

Carols and Candlelight is an annual event in which we tell the story of Christmas through song! As the busyness of the season swirls around us, we invite you to slow down and rediscover the joy of Christmas. Come experience the story of Jesus' birth through readings and music performed by the Knox Choir, Orchestra and Children's Choirs. All are welcome!

Longest Night:
Service of Healing & Hope

Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 pm

The Christmas season isn't always merry and bright. The death of a loved one, coping with the loss of a job, facing life after divorce, and any number of difficult life events can feel all the more painful for us during this season of family gatherings and Christmas parties. Yo are not alone. We invite you to gather with us at Knox Presbyterian Church for a Service of Healing and Hope.  All are welcome.

Cocoa & Cookies With Santa

Saturday, December 2  from 9:00 am-11:30 am

All families are invited to join us for "Cookies and Cocoa with Santa" in conjunction with our Knox Cookie Walk event, which is taking place at the same time. Families can join us to visit with Santa and then can head over to support our Cookie Walk.

We hope you can join us! Please sign up.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Hartman.

Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 2  from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Annual Cookie Walk has homemade cookies, candies, hostess trays and small gifts available.
Proceeds go to Touch My Heart

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, December 9  from 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

Need some extra time to do some Christmas shopping? Want to go out to eat with some other families? Please bring your kiddos to Knox for a fun night together. Children of all ages can be dropped off at 5pm and this event will last until 8:30pm.

Please register the kiddos that will be attending. We ask that you please pack a meal for your child in a clearly labeled bag.

Order Poinsettias

Order by December 18

Help decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas Eve and take your beautiful poinsettia home to enjoy! The 6.5" red poinsettia plants may be picked up and taken home after the last service on Christmas Eve. Please list your name as you want it to appear on the dedication card and also be sure to list who the flowers are dedicated to or in memory of. Can order online or in Commons. Pick up your poinsettia any time after the 9:00 pm service on Christmas Eve.

Joy Offering

December 3 - 24

Through the Christmas Joy Offering we come together to support past, present and future leaders, embodying God's perfect gift to us, Jesus Christ!
Click on button and choose Christmas Joy Fund.

Christmas Card Fund

December 3 - 24

Offer Christmas greetings to the entire congregation while donating to one of our mission projects at the same time. Can you think of an easier way to send over 500 Christmas cards? You can write your name on the sign in the Commons.
Questions? Contact Anne Sherren at 630-932-0481.
Click on button and choose Christmas Card.

World Relief Coat Drive

Begins December 3 

Check back soon for more details.

Star Sunday

January 7 at both Worship Services

Star Sunday is when we celebrate Epiphany and the Coming of the Wise Men. The star shone down on the house where Jesus lay…

Each year, Knox hands out stars to every worshiper. The stars have a Bible word – and a church household to pray for. Members share faith stories about what their star word has come to mean to them.

Holiday Hours - Office Closed

Full Day December 25, 26 & January 1
Half Day on December 22 & 29