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!

  • the wizard of oz at the paramount theater

    Sunday, December 9th, 1:00pm, The Paramount Theater Aurora - Our very own Harriet Nzinga Plumpp is playing Auntie Em and Glenda the Good Witch of the North. Please join us to support Harriet in this exciting musical! We will meet at the theater and tickets are $43.00 per person. Please RSVP to April Prescott by Nov. 30th to reserve your ticket!

  • advent bible study

    Join Pastor Scott and Pastor Karen as we again travel the journey to Bethlehem and explore what it means for us today. We will meet on Tuesdays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm in the Parlor. 

    Nov 27th: Pastor Karen will focus on God’s promises and how incredibly long they take; how different God's timing is from ours and staying faithful to and trusting in a promise that not only takes a long time, but also the possibility that we won't see it to fruition. Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke 21:25-36

    Dec 4th: Pastor Karen will focus on preparing spiritually for the promises to be fulfilled. Zechariah's prophecy, Malachi's refiner's fire, and the prophetic voice of John the Baptist. Luke 1:57-79, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6

    Dec 11th: Pastor Scott will focus on finding God in times of waiting and suffering and the impatient difficulty and challenge of anticipating something that has not come, and yet there is always hope. How does it all relate to how we think about the Christmas Story—what was Israel waiting for? Zephaniah 3:14-20, Psalm 27:14, Romans 5:1-5, Philippians 4:4-14

    Dec 18th: Pastor Scott will focus on Mary and Joseph: the story behind the story of family pain, struggle, love, and acceptance that Jesus’ parents had to deal with and that we are often reminded and deal with at family gatherings like Christmas. Luke 1:46-58, Matthew 1:18-23

  • fcc book club

    Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm, Trudi Connick's home - As we celebrate the Christmas season, we will once again meet for a shared dinner at Trudi Connick's home. Trudi will supply a meat dish and some sides, so please contact her to let her know what you can contribute to the meal. Instead of reading a book this month, please come to the meeting prepared to share with the group what your favorite book is and why.

  • annual christmas concert

    Sunday, December 16th, 7:00pm, Sanctuary - Our groups have been

    hard at work preparing music for the upcoming Christmas season. The concert is free but we will be collecting a free-will offering at the door. We hope you can join us for a beautiful evening of music with a cookie reception to follow!

  • christmas eve services

    Join us this Christmas Eve at any of our three service offerings: 9:30am, 4:30pm, 11:00pm. Stay tuned for more details!

  • volunteer for meal express

    We are looking for volunteers who will prepare (or purchase a prepared meal) and deliver meals to members of our church. This could be for sickness, new baby, hospitalization, etc. If interested, please sign up in November after church in Fellowship Hall or contact April Prescott or Gail Jaroski.

  • volunteer for pads

    This is our 33rd year of serving the homeless in DuPage County. We provide three meals and a place to do laundry, shower, and sleep Monday nights through Tuesday morning. Come see Char Wild in Fellowship Hall after service to sign up to provide food and/or pick a volunteer shift.

  • sunday school teachers needed

    Christian Education is recruiting volunteers that we will need for Sunday School this year. This fall, we will continue with Godly Play for the pre-k to first graders and 2nd-4th graders; 5th and 6th graders will rotate between two different sets of curricula. Additionally, we will need two volunteers per Sunday to be in the nursery. If you are interested in teaching within any of these areas, please contact Megan Ruschke.

  • 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.