Welcome to Sherman United Methodist Church. The building is a historical landmark in the Evanston Community. Sherman UMC was founded in 1922 by Mrs. Lula B. Sherman, an African-American woman of Evanston, Illinois. We are proud of our heritage as the only historically African-American United Methodist congregation on the North Shore, and the only congregation founded by a woman.  We are situated at the crossroads where heritage and history meet progress and possibility. As a community, we are not only proud of our heritage, but we are looking forward to a future defined by “unity in diversity.” Our doors are open to one and all!

For the past 100 years, Sherman UMC has served the Evanston and North Shore community, including neighboring institutions of higher learning, such as Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.  We  partner with Interfaith Action of Evanston.  

We consider ourselves a reconciling community, where ALL of God’s children are welcome to come and find a safe place to worship and discover self-actualization. For this is where we come face-to-face with who we are, and our purpose in life.

Quick Facts

Rev. Dennis M. Oglesby, Jr.

Sunday Worship: 10:15 am

2214 Ridge Ave. (at Noyes)
Evanston, IL 60201