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!

  • family night

    September 22nd, 5:30-8:00pm, Curran Home - Parents with young children (infant to 5th grade) join for an evening of fellowship and a chance to connect with other young families. Kids are welcome. Food will be provided; a dessert or beverage to share will be welcome.

  • Garage sale news

    A big THANK YOU to all who helped so far! Don’t forget to shop in the Chapel and Fellowship Hall after service for the ½ price and $5 bag sale. There are plenty of treasures left! After you’re finished shopping we will still need some help 10:30am-1:00pm cashiering, bagging, and welcoming patrons at the West entrance. Also, we need lots of folks to help box up the leftovers and help clean up from 1:00-4:00pm. Lunch will be provided. 

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    OUR ANNUAL CHURCH GARAGE SALE is happening Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00am-3:00pm, and then Sunday the 23rd from 10:30am-1:00pm is our ½ price or $5/bag sale! Pre-sale for volunteers is Friday the 21st from 4:00-6:00pm (with no 20% markup for volunteers!) and other church members may shop from 6:00-8:00pm (with a customary 20% markup). We need many volunteers the 16th through the 23rd! Sign-up sheets will be available in Fellowship Hall on Sundays beginning August 19th and right here - Follow this link! Please sign up for a shift or more! This sale benefits our church, its ministries, and the wider community as well. Questions? Call/text or email Gail Clark. Thank you!

  • new youth giving ministry

    September 23rd, 11:00am, Fishel Park - All elementary age children through high school, please meet in Fishel Park for "popsicles in the park" to learn more about our NEW YOUTH GIVING MINISTRY. 💟 This new ministry will be a wonderful mix of mentoring, service, mission, outreach, youth events and street ministry where we will connect our love for Jesus by showing our care for others throughout our community, the Chicago area and the world around us. If you and your children, along with our super teens, would love to be part of this  inter-generational ministry, please plan to attend. Any questions, please contact Dena Provenzano.

  • bible study

    Tuesdays, September 11th-October 9th, 1:00pm, DG Public Library Room A - We will host a study about environmental stewardship. An evening class (time TBD) will be led by Jan Hessler.

  • dinner for 8

    It's time once again to sign up for Dinner for 8. The Fellowship Ministry will have a table set up in Fellowship Hall after service - just come over and pick up a form, fill it out and return it. We will create groups of 8 and the host will contact the group and set up a date for a potluck dinner. It is a fun evening and you will get to know some of the people you see every Sunday a little better! The deadline for signing up is October 14th. 

  • 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 beginning to recruit our 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!! UCC.org 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!


    AmazonSmile

  • 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.


    BUSINESS DIRECTORY

  • 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!