Current Events

Exciting things are always happening at UCCDG. Scroll through the list to see which events inspire you.

  • chili luncheon and caroling

    Sunday, Dec. 8th at 12:30pm in fellowship hall

    Congregational Care is hosting a delicious Chili lunch that will be followed by caroling to our home-bound members. The lunch will include meat and vegetarian chili, chicken nuggets and mac 'n' cheese. We will have all the Fixin's for the chili, as well as bread and dessert. Please join us to kick off the Holiday Season!

  • pads coat drive

    Nov. 3rd thru Dec. 8th

    This year’s coat drive, sponsored by Congregational Care, is going to be helping our PADS clients (children, teens, and adults) with a goal to fulfill as many requests as possible for warm coats, hats, gloves, and boots for our PADS clients. 

    You can contribute in three ways:

    1. purchase a new coat, hat, waterproof gloves, or boots for a client (collect an ornament after service from Fellowship Hall with client request details);
    2. write a check to the church with 'PADS' in the memo line;
    3. donate a Walmart or Target gift card (can be purchased from MANNA!).
    Please contact Patty Lewis or Gail Jaroski with any questions.
  • blue christmas

    Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 7:00pm in the chapel

    A Blue Christmas service has been designed to create a safe place to express any feelings of loss, sadness, hurt, rejection or suffering in a season when we are frequently told only joy and happiness are allowed. This service invites anyone and everyone to come, just as we are, with doubt or hope and to be present with others in the Advent Season of waiting.

    Please contact Pastor Scott, Pastor Michelle, or Barb Hammack with any questions.

  • family gingerbread house decorating

    Friday, Dec. 13th, 5:00-7:00PM in fellowship hall

    Come spend an evening with families from the church and FCLC to celebrate the holiday season. We will supply the gingerbread houses and teams will bring their own embellishments to decorate. We will display them in the chapel for Sunday service. Pizza, water and lemonade will be served.

    Please sign up your “team” (can be one or more families together) with Kim Choate or Sarah Forillo.

  • POINSETTIAs for christmas service

    order form due by dec. 15th

    This is a special opportunity to help make worship in our Sanctuary this Christmas a more BEAUTIFUL event - share a poinsettia with us!

    Follow this link for the order form and return it by December 15th!

  • pastor michelle meet and greet

    Sunday, Dec. 15th, during coffee hour in fellowship hall

    Join us for a post-service "meet and greet" with our Interim Associate Pastor,

    Michelle McNamara! Michelle has been with our church since October, and this

    will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate her joining our Church Staff and to

    get to know her personally, as well as her role during this interim period.

  • poinsettias for the HOME-BOUnd

    Sunday, Dec. 15th, outside the chapel after service

    On Sunday, December 15 we are inviting members to graciously pick up a poinsettia plant after the Worship Service to deliver to a home-bound member on your way home. Please contact April Prescott with any questions.

  • night ministry

    sundays, once a month - next date: Dec. 15th

    This ongoing ministry takes food into the city once a month. 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!

  • annual christmas concert

    sunday, Dec. 15th, 7:30 in the sanctuary

    Come join us for evening of music from all of our music ministry groups, as well as soloists from our congregation! We hope to see you there! 

  • virtual food drive

    Nov. 22nd thru Dec. 31st

    In conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Mission and Justice ministry has established a "virtual" food drive at this website.

    You can either select specific items you wish to purchase for the food depository or make a monetary donation. All donations will go directly to the purchase of food. Thank you in advance for your support!

  • prison outreach ministry

    thursday evenings at the illinois youth center

    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.

  • volunteer for pads

    October through may

    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. 

  • adult coloring

    Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the library  (room 502)

    This ongoing group offers fellowship and an opportunity to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. Join us even if you have not colored before - we always have extra supplies for visitors!

  • faith formation teachers needed

    sundays during services

    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 - greater chicago food depository

    wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at gcfd

    Join church members each Wednesday evening as we repack food onsite at GCFD at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place (off the Stevenson Expressway at Pulaski).  

    For more information, please contact David Hersemann or Laurel Carlson.

  • 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!

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