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!

  • church visioning focus groups

    Our first small group summer gathering was a great success with our 55 year old and up group. We had over 40 people in attendance as we enjoyed some dessert and fellowship and discussed the visioning process and long term future for our church.

    We will have two similar gatherings coming up here in July. The first is for adults without young children on July 22nd 7:00-8:15pm at Another Round Bar and Grill in Downers Grove. Please RSVP to by July 15th as we have to pre-order food and beverages. We will be outside on the restaurant patio. 

    The second is for parents of young children (elementary age through 5th grade) to gather for a catered meal at the Curran’s home on Saturday July 28th 5:00-8:00pm. Please RSVP to by July 20th so that we can plan for food and beverages. This will be a chance for kids and parents of like age to get to know one another better and to share in hopes for our church future as it relates to children and young working families.

    Come and join us for fellowship and then to hear more about our long range visioning, interact with Pastor Scott on any questions or concerns that you haven’t had a chance to ask, and to engage in our congregational model as we seek our path together in the Spirit of Christ.

  • Summer sunday school volunteers needed

    This summer, the Sunday school theme will be “Investigating the Facts in Acts”. The children will be learning about various stories in Acts. The format of Sunday school will be to read the story from Acts and then do a craft/game that relates to the story. Teachers Needed: June 10 & 17; July 1 , 8, 15, 29; August 5, 12, 26; Sept 2, 9, 16. 

  • blessing of the animals

    August 12th, 12:00-2:00pm, Fishel Park - Pet Blessing with Pastor Scott, our church community, and The Dog Barkery. Bring your sweet pets along 💜 

  • school supply donations

    July 29th-August 26th - Congregational Care Ministry is collecting school supplies for children of all grades (kindergarten through high school) for Hope’s Front Door. Needed supplies include: three-ring binders, pocket folders, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, broad tip markers, glue sticks, fiskars scissors, highlighters, pencil cases/supply holders, pens/pencils, wide ruled spiral notebooks, pencil sharpeners, calculators, backpacks. Donations can be dropped off in the “SCHOOL SUPPLIES” crate at the west entrance on Sundays or in the administrative office during the week. 

  • scarce: crayon collection

    Super Crayons

    The Youth Group will be collecting used crayons for SCARCE to be peeled, melted and poured to make larger crayons for children with special needs. Please help fill our bucket located in the west entrance. 

  • driving volunteers needed

    From time to time the church office and Congregational Care are asked to get transportation for members to Sunday service, either on a permanent or temporary basis. If you are interested in providing a ride to/from Sunday worship, please see us down in Fellowship Hall after service or call AnnaMay Miller at 630-964-2004 for more information.

  • Garage sale news

    Our annual garage sale is coming up on September 22. Our jewelry department has been quite successful in the last two years, we raised $2,000-that is ¼ of the total garage sale income of $8,000. The early collecting, sorting, cleaning and pricing helps us achieve this goal. Starting this Sunday you will see us with our basket at the west entrance staircase. Pop your jewelry donation into a plastic baggie and drop it into the basket. We accept all jewelry; broken, bits, pieces, single earrings, home crafted. We’ll find a home for it. Questions, contact Trudi Connick.

    While spring cleaning, de-cluttering, or preparing for a move this year please remember that our annual Church Garage Sale will be happening the weekend of September 22nd. This is a major fundraiser and an important mission and outreach opportunity for our church! We welcome your donations of furniture, household items, sports equipment, electronics, tools, books, music/movies, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, baby items, toys, games, holiday decorations, etc. If you have items that need to be moved before September, storage space is available at Peace Memorial Manor. To make arrangements for storage, or if you would like to serve on the garage sale committee, please contact Gail Clark

  • 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.


  • 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!