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!

  • driving volunteers needed

    From time to time the church office and Congregational Care are asked to get transportation for members to Sunday service, either on a permanent or temporary basis. If you are interested in providing a ride to/from Sunday worship, please see us down in Fellowship Hall after service or call AnnaMay Miller at 630-964-2004 for more information.


    Help the youth group support those struggling to recover from weather-related disasters. During the UCC Great Lakes Youth Event at Elmhurst College in July, the youth will be putting together one hundred plastic work buckets with products that are useful during disaster clean-up. Our church has volunteered to provide 25 pairs of leather-palmed work gloves, 100 3M green scouring pads, 200 30-45 gallon trash bags, and 50 pairs of heavy duty dish-washing gloves. Please consider picking up one or two of these items when you are out shopping and return them to the bins near the parlor door during the month of May.

  • spring cleaning?

    While spring cleaning, de-cluttering, or preparing for a move this year please remember that our annual Church Garage Sale will be happening the weekend of September 22nd. This is a major fundraiser and an important mission and outreach opportunity for our church! We welcome your donations of furniture, household items, sports equipment, electronics, tools, books, music/movies, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, baby items, toys, games, holiday decorations, etc. If you have items that need to be moved before September, storage space is available at Peace Memorial Manor. To make arrangements for storage, or if you would like to serve on the garage sale committee, please contact Gail Clark

  • strides for peace run/walk

    June 7th, 6:30pm, Grant Park - There will be a run/walk called Strides for Peace that we’d like to invite any and all church runners and walkers to join with us. There will be options for 5k and 8k runs and a 2 mile run/walk. This race is specifically hosted by an organization committed to raising awareness about the problems and levels of Chicago gun violence and how neighborhoods can work together at the local level to build stronger communities, positive outreach for children and teens to keep them off the streets and out of gangs…and to change the level of violence in many of Chicago ‘s neighborhoods. More information available here: Strides for Peace

  • vbs: june 18th-22nd

    Online Registration is NOW OPEN. We will be going on a Rolling River Rampage adventure. Don’t miss out on the fun!!! Contact Michelle Rafacz with any questions.

    We are also looking for volunteers to lead our students on their adventure. Sign up here or contact Michelle Rafacz.

  • adult coloring

    Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, Library Room 502 - Studies have shown that coloring reduces stress and anxiety, and provides relaxation. In addition to those benefits, our Adult Coloring group also provides fellowship - and we will be coloring all throughout the summer in our new location in the Church Library, room 502. Join us, even if you have not colored before, or don't have pencils or books, you are welcome. We always have extra supplies for visitors! We look forward to seeing you and sharing the benefits of Adult Coloring!

  • ucc justice and peace action network

    MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE!! examines current justice issues, educates and engages its members in shaping public policy that aligns with God's vision for a just and loving society, and calls us to personal action as the hands and feet of Jesus in the modern world. Follow the link below to sign up to receive weekly justice action alerts via email and/or text!

    Join the Justice and Peace Action Network

  • @amazonsmile

    SAVE THIS LINK BELOW!! Use this AmazonSmile link before starting your online shopping, and Amazon will donate a small percentage of the price of eligible purchases to our church. Every little bit helps!


  • 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. Follow the link through the picture here!