We are located at:
2214 Ridge Ave. (at Noyes)
Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday Worship – 10:15 a.m.
Holy Communion – First Sunday, each month
Bible Study – Tuesdays at 7 p.m

Rev. Dennis M. Oglesby, Jr. - Pastor

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 also partner with Interfaith Action of Evanston, which brings people together to serve hungry and homeless people.

Our church 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!

We are excited about what we will experience this year as we strive to navigate the uncharted waters of the Evanston community and the world.  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.

We’ll be looking for you!  Blessings to you, one and all!

SUMC will present the Fisk University Choir on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Evanston. Tickets will be available soon. Learn more HERE.

Sherman's own, Tori Franklin, wins a bronze medal and sets record at the World Athletic Championships in Oregon! Read more HERE.