First Congregational United Church of Christ  

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.  

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. 

Celebrate worship services every Sunday at 9:30am in person or online.  


Helpful Information

UPDATE: In-Person Worship and the new COVID-19 Variants

The Illinois Department of Health is reporting a still very high, 7-Day Rolling Average Test Positivity Rate of 14.8%. With this upsurge in cases due to the new COVID variants, we are asking that people who fall into the higher risk categories consider choosing to worship online, and not in person, for the next few weeks. Please click HERE (Risk) to review the IDPH guidelines for those who fall into those higher risk categories.


If you decide that you would feel safer worshiping online, here is the link to LIVESTREAM the service. If you choose to worship in person, please remember to follow all safety protocols, especially to wear a mask and social distance as much as is feasible. 


Please visit the COVIDtests.gov webpage if you would like to order your free Covid tests.  From the website:  "Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  Order your tests now so you have them when you need them."  If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.


Thank you for your continued cooperation as we navigate this ever-changing situation together.  



 

Ministry Spotlight

Community Kitchen - We Are Here To Serve

In 2021, we served a total of 3,255 breakfasts and 4,456 dinners for a grand total of 7,711 meals!  Since we started keeping records in December of 2020, we served 3,415 breakfasts and 4,727 dinners for a grand total of 8,142 meals.  That is amazing! Thanks to each of you who have had a hand in helping our community!


Our church serves dinner every Monday night and the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 5:30pm. This takes place in the Community Kitchen, the former reading room of our new property right next door at 1101 Curtiss Street.  Please click on this link to view the online sign up sheet for FEBRUARY and see if you can help in any way. 


Lift your spirits with music from our church