Brent Holman-Gomez, Administrative Council Member

We are committed to the transformation of the world, as a connectional church.  Berry's people put body and soul into our partnerships for greater justice where we spread food, direct administration, assist the poor, and share our smiles and tender love.  Child welfare, healthcare, economic abundance, racial, LGBT, and immigrant relations are brought to greater justice through the Northern Illinois United Methodist conference of Southsiders, suburbanites, farmers, and ourselves, as the hungry, vicitmized, people of the streets of the world and Chicago. Our community is fed by the connection with seminary-educated clergy and lay congregants expanding our spiritual skills together, illuminating the divinity we seek to inhabit.  The disciplines of prayer, journaling, meditation and worship through song, play, and nature are appreciated at Berry, as are you.


Founded in 1909 as the Berry Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, Berry United Methodist Church has been serving the Lincoln Square community for over 100 years.

Currently, we offer a vibrant worship experience for all people.  As a Reconciling congregation within the United Methodist Church, Berry is welcoming and affirming of all people, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, social status, and sexual identity.  We believe that you are beloved by God and you are welcome in our community.

Our building has space available for community meetings and other programming, such as exercise and 12-step groups. We actively seek ways to utilize our space in partnership with the communities we serve. If your group is interested in our space, please contact us.