We give because we follow in the footsteps of Jesus and believe his words.

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me."


There are many convenient ways to support the ministries of the church. 

Mail a check to: 

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Attn: Bookkeeper

1047 Curtiss St.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Donate online via PayPal.

Instructions on how to donate via text or Vanco.  

Thank you for your generosity.

Working Together We Can Make A Real Difference


Raise Right gift cards (formerly known as Scrip and Manna)  give a percentage of their sales back to the church, at absolutely no cost to the buyer.  


Use this form to order the most popular choices. Print it out at home (or pick up a copy in the parlor or the church office).

There are more than 700 gift cards available - see the complete list. To order any of these gift cards, use the second page of the order form.  

Place the completed order form with check or cash in an envelope marked GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER and submit via the collection baskets, the small  church in the parlor, or the church office (before noon on Mondays).  

Gift cards will be available for pick up on the following Sunday in the Parlor, immediately following the service or in the church office during regular church office hours, generally M-F 9:00am - 4:00pm.  

Orders can be placed every Sunday with delivery the following Sunday.  


Every order aids our mission and our vision:

Our mission is to connect people with God and one another to serve, live, and love - guided by Christ. 

Our vision is a more just, compassionate world, united in God's love.


If one family orders $100 in grocery gift cards every week, they will contribute $208 to these efforts in one year. Imagine what we could achieve if 20 families, or 30 families ordered gift cards each week. 


Amazon Smile

You Shop, Amazon Gives

Use this link before starting your online shopping and Amazon will donate a small percentage of eligible purchases back to our church.