Transporting Church Groups Around Chicago Safely and Conveniently

It doesn’t matter what religion or religious denomination you belong to. Spirituality and the sense of community that being a part of such a group offers are undeniable. But being an organizer of spiritual and religious trips can and does require several layers of planning. From gathering permission slips, creating itineraries, finding chaperones, and ensuring that everyone is doing well can feel like an endless task.

But why worry when we at Bus Connection have all your transportation needs covered? In this article, we’ll look at the various types of spiritual trips you can enjoy with your community and how to get there. Let’s get started!

Different types of spiritual and religious group trips

Religious trips are fun, educational, and importantly – spiritual. They bond and connect like-minded communities. They help people connect with their creator through experiences and prayer. Some of the most frequent types of spiritual trips may include:

  • Christian youth group trips
  • Worship tours and conferences
  • Mission trips for church groups
  • Big Tent revival
  • Out-of-town church services
  • Educational trips to learn about locations
  • Touring different houses of worship
  • Retreats
  • Pilgrimage
  • Religious ceremonies and events
  • Remote religious services
  • Fundraisers
  • Opportunities for spiritual nourishment, prayer, and meditation

With Bus Connection, you can focus on the experience, not the transportation. As your group embarks on its journey, you can strengthen the community spirit and engage in prayer and meditation to reconnect with what matters most.

The spiritual diversity in Chicago

Chicago is diverse when it comes to spiritual locations, making it a rich city for spirituality and religious experiences. Visiting Chicago and its numerous religious locations means you can truly immerse yourself in the spiritual and take your group or community to a place that offers an abundance of choices. Some of the most popular religious locations in Chicago include:

  • The Moody Church (non-denominational church)
  • City Church Chicago
  • Soul City Church (Protestant church)
  • Community Christian Church (Christian church)
  • Fourth Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian church)
  • LaSalle Street Church
  • Willow Creek Community Church
  • Grace Chicago Church
  • Church of the Holy Family (Catholic church)
  • Second City Church (Non-denominational church)
  • Saint Clement Church
  • Cornerstone Community Church
  • First United Methodist Church of Chicago
  • People Church
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Trinity Church Chicago
  • Park Community Church
  • Lighthouse Church of Chicago
  • Renewal Church of Chicago
  • James Cathedral
  • Crossroads Christian Church
  • Baha’i House of Worship
  • First Congregational Church of Chicago
  • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
  • Baha’i House of Worship
  • Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square

But that’s not all!

But if you thought that this was a comprehensive list of all the religious locations around Chicago, you’d be mistaken. Why? Because Chicago also features not one but two Zen Buddhist temples.

One of them (just off W. Cornelia Avenue) was originally built as a Freemason temple in 1915. However, in 1992, the building was purchased and was functioning as a Pentacostal church. Members can fully immerse themselves in the Sunday morning services and activities.

The second Zen Buddhist Temple was originally located on Halsted Street, although now it is at Evanston. It was founded in 1949 by Soyu Matsuoka Roshi in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. Services are held three times per week and the temple, which is home to Soto Zen as the largest of three sects within Japanese Zen Buddhism, shares a space with The Chinese Cultural Academy.

What about Hinduism? Chicago has you covered? ISKCON Chicago is home to the Hare Krishna sect of Hinduism. This temple feature Sri Sri Kishore Kishori and a feast festival is held every Sunday evening. This includes a keynote mantra meditation, kirtan, and a karma-free vegetarian feast. The temple is located in Rogers Park and has been at this location since 1979 when it moved from Evanston.

Other very popular places include the Holy Name Cathedral, which is part of the Roman Catholic tradition. Designed in the Gothic revival architecture type, it has undergone many expansions and restorations. It is home to thousands of visitors every week – both Christian and non-Christian.

The last one on our list is the Saint John Cantius Church. It is possibly the best known for its rich, spiritual music and liturgical celebrations. Created in the baroque architectural style, it took around five years to construct it even though it has gone through several restorations and additions over the years. The Church’s varied congregation enjoys multiple services including a daily liturgical prayer, multiple Mass rights, and others. Interestingly enough, the Church has been featured in several movies, both of which were shot in 1990.

Your spiritual and transportation needs covered

With all this spiritual and religious variety, we understand that navigating the Chicago landscape can feel complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. At Bus Connection, we offer a fleet that includes:

  • Full-Size Luxury SUV (6 passengers)
  • Mercedes Sprinter (14 passengers)
  • Executive Mini Bus (24 passengers)
  • Executive Coach Bus (35-39 passengers)
  • Full-Size Motor Coach (56 passengers)

No matter where you want to go, how many of you there are in the group, or what your spiritual purpose is, don’t let transportation be a worry. Let us help you make the most of your connection with your creator safely and conveniently. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and we’ll take care of all your travel needs!