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!

  • Annual Garage sale - volunteers needed!

    September 17th-24th - We are gearing up for our annual garage sale on Sept. 23rd and we will need many volunteers the week of the sale! Sign up sheets are available through the link below and in Fellowship Hall after service. Donations can be dropped off at the church Sept. 17th-20th but if you need something stored before then, please contact Gail Clark!


  • parents' night in

    September 23rd, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Oberle home - All parents are invited for a social and informational evening with the Oberle's to learn more about how children and youth can get involved in various ministries. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share; Oberle's will provide beverages.

  • men's retreat

    September 29th-October 1st, Galena, IL - An opportunity to talk life, God, and everything under the sun with the guys from church and a beautiful time of year to spend time in nature. We'll head out 4pm on Friday and return Sunday morning for worship. We ask each participant to contribute $40 for the weekend. Please email Pastor Scott if you are interested to attend. A special 'thank you' to the Weimerslags who have graciously offered their lodging to host us!

  • bridge mentors needed

    September 30th, 8:15am-2:30pm, Gary United Methodist Church Wheaton - Our present Bridge client is successfully graduating into a transitional program and we hope to have a new client by early October. We need 2-3 more individuals to help mentor the next family. Anyone who is interested should REGISTER HERE for the next training class. Questions can be directed to Char Wild.

  • faith builders group

    Thursdays starting September 14th, 10:00am, Room 502 - a new Christian Education opportunity to share in prayer, read scripture, and share our experiences with it as we grow together as disciples.

  • volunteer call: skilled roofers

    Our national office has issued a nation-wide call for volunteers to 'lift the load' of recovery from tornado damage in Ottawa and Naplate, IL. The current need is for a small team (5-6) of skilled roofers. Housing is provided. Contact Roger Dart for group registration materials at or 847.274.2626

  • 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!


  • mission a month

    Second Sundays - Our celebration of the work we have done during the last 150 years continues into 2017. Once a month we will highlight a different community service project and offer additional opportunities for those interested to be involved. If you would like to have a particular service project highlighted and lead an activity, please contact Nancy Kupka.

    Sign Up to Volunteer Here

  • We are partnering with St. Luke's Presbyterian, St. Paul's UCC, Mecca House Mosque, and several other local faith communities to minister and aid a refugee family to make a new life here in the United States. Our family is here and volunteers are needed! Include your contact information here if you would like to be involved.

    Please follow these links to see needed supplies:

    Castellum (will need to register with ID and password)

    Target Registry

  • 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!