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!

  • blood drive

    Tuesday, October 15th, 3:00-7:00pm, Fellowship Hall - When you donate blood, it doesn't just help people during disasters. From surgery to fighting cancer to giving birth, blood donations are used to save around 12,000 lives a day. Each donation has the potential to save up to three lives! Come see how easy is it to be a life saver. Each donor will also receive a $10 Colonial Cafe gift certificate. Sign up online or by contacting April Prescott. Walk-ins are also welcome!

  • volunteer for pads

    This is our 34th 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. For more information please contact Char Wild or come see her in Fellowship Hall after service to sign up to provide food and/or pick a volunteer shift. Donations for the purchase of food are also appreciated. 

  • prison outreach ministry

    Join our prison ministry team at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville! Each Thursday evening, two members of our team teach a “life skills” class to help better prepare the youth for life outside the juvenile justice system. You can volunteer as often as you are able. Please contact Gaye Smith for more information.

  • south dUpage crop hunger walk

    Sunday, October 20th, 2:00pm start time, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church - Join us in helping to end hunger, one step at a time! 

    Three ways to get involved:

    1. Join our team to walk (Halloween costumes encouraged!) - REGISTER HERE

    2. Donate non-perishable food - find our Crop Walk box in Fellowship Hall after service or bring your food donations to the office!

    3. Help our team fund-raise - DONATE HERE

    To learn more, visit

  • night ministry

    Sunday, October 20th, we will be heading into the city for Night Ministry. We are still in need of bread, chips, cold cuts, cheese, fresh fruit, and granola bars. If you are able to donate any of those items please bring them to church this day. We will have the children bring it up to be blessed during worship. Follow the volunteer link here, which is updated with the 2019 dates 10/20; 11/17 and 12/15. Feel free to sign up and join us for this great ministry opportunity!

  • troop 55 wreath sales

    Sundays, October 20th & 27th, after service in the Parlor and Fellowship Hall - Scouts from Troop 55 will be taking orders for evergreen wreaths. Delivery of the wreaths to the church for pick up will be on Sunday, Nov. 24th. Order forms can be found in the back of the Parlor. Proceeds will go toward the scout's camping activities. Any questions, please contact Dave Williams, our Chartered Organization Representative.


    Friday, October 25th, 6:30-8:30pm, Fellowship Hall - Christian Community is hosting a church-wide Game Night. We plan to have a variety of board games and card games available. Sharpen up your Euchre skills, join in an Uno game, play Dominoes with the best of them. Bring your own game if you like. We’ll supply beverages. A-L bring an appetizer, N-Z a dessert.

  • faith formation 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 Sarah Forillo.

  • 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 Gail Jaroski.

  • volunteer for gcfd

    Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, GCFD - Join church members each Wednesday evening from 6:00–9:00 pm for a food repack session. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, which is just off the Stevenson Expressway at Pulaski Road. For more information, contact David Hersemann or Laurel Carlson.

  • 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.