Current Events

Exciting things are happening all the time at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Scroll below to see all the upcoming events and feel free to participate in our faith community!


    Thank you to all our Trivia Night donors, volunteers, and participants! Together we raised over $10,000 to aid our Bridge Communities families!

  • march to wendy's with ciw

    March 22nd, 4:30pm, Pulaski Park - Come join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers as we march to boycott Wendy's, the last fast-food chain holding out from joining The Fair Food Program, which serves to protect those who harvest our food. Meet us at Pulaski Park and we will march to Wendy's at 1623 W Division St. Please visit the Christian Witness table during coffee hour for additional information.

  • climate change presentation

    March 26th, 11:00am, Chapel - The Caring for Creation team presents church member and Argonne Laboratories physicist, Jan Hessler, on his talk regarding "Climate Change: Are We on New Terrain?"

  • installation service for pastor kim

    March 26th, 3:00pm, Sanctuary - The Fox Valley Association invites you to attend the Service of Installation for Rev. Kimberlee Whisler-Vasko, called to First Congregational UCC Downers Grove as Associate Pastor! Clergy are invited to wear red stoles. A reception will follow the service. RSVP to

  • denim recycling

    During the month of March, the Caring for Creation team is collecting denim clothing to be recycled into insulation. Drop off your denim in the sea grass baskets at the West Entrance!

  • bridge communities mentoring information

    April 8th, 8:15am-2:30pm, St. Mark Episcopal Church Glen Ellyn - Since 1999, FCUCC has partnered with Bridge Communities and provided mentoring to 8 families, impacting the futures of 16 children. Learn more about mentoring opportunities on April 8th; registration required by April 3rd. Contact Char Wild for more information.

  • grounds of hope & Lenten soup suppers

    Every Wednesday during Lent (March 8th-April 5th), 6:00pm, Coffee House - Each successive Wednesday after Ash Wednesday, we will have a soup supper after Grounds of Hope worship to focus on the meaning and journey of discipleship that Lent brings us through.

  • fcc book club

    April 5th, 6:30pm, Chapel - This month we are reading "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. No need to RSVP - just read the book and come ready to discuss!


    Maundy Thursday, April 6th - 6:00pm dinner (Fellowship Hall), 7:30pm service

    Good Friday Tennebrae, April 7th, 7:30pm service

    Easter Sunday, April 9th

        6:00am Sunrise Service

        9:00am Traditional Service

        10:00am Easter Brunch hosted by the Youth Mission Team in Fellowship Hall

        11:00am Contemporary Service

  • mission a month

    Second Sundays - Our celebration of the work we have done during the last 150 years continues into 2017. Once a month we will highlight a different community service project and offer additional opportunities for those interested to be involved. If you would like to have a particular service project highlighted and lead an activity, please contact Nancy Kupka.

    Sign Up to Volunteer Here

  • We are partnering with St. Luke's Presbyterian, St. Paul's UCC, Mecca House Mosque, and several other local faith communities to minister and aid a refugee family to make a new life here in the United States. Our family is here and volunteers are needed! Include your contact information here if you would like to be involved.

    Please follow these links to see needed supplies:

    Castellum (will need to register with ID and password)

    Target Registry

  • new monthly fellowship luncheon

    First Wednesdays, 11:30am, Papa Passero's Westmont - All our welcome to join our church family for a new monthly fellowship luncheon in the Garden Room at Papa Passero's, 6326 S Cass Ave in Westmont. It is $8.79 for the buffet plus the cost of beverages. Please direct any questions to Randy Drew.

  • businesses helping church members

    If you need a product or service, please check the Church Members' Business Directory. These businesses contribute financially to our church, so the more business they receive, the more financial support the church receives.


  • Crosswalk

    A podcast that speaks to the challenges of living as a Christian disciple in everyday life and explores issues that are at the forefront of our day-to-day living. Gina Rossetti hosts the show, with in house guest Pastor Scott. Each show also features two area clergy from different faith traditions.