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!

  • bible study

    Mondays starting January 15th, 1:00pm & 6:30pm, Library 502 (evening class please bring a dish to share) - This class is on questions we as Christians have about why we do/believe what we do. For example:

    Did the church always believe Jesus was divine? Was he just a good teacher? Did Jesus believe that about himself? 

    Why can’t protestants take communion in Catholic churches? Why aren’t priests allowed to be married? 

    How were the books of the Bible chosen and who chose them/wrote them? What is the Trinity and how do we understand it? Is Christianity the only way to God? Why are there so many different denominations of Christianity? 

    Join us as we tackle these tough questions and more together.

  • blood drive

    January 16th, 3:00-7:00pm, Fellowship Hall - Help us start our 36th year of hosting blood drives strong! Each donation has the potential to save up to 3 lives! All participants will also receive a coupon to Noodles & Co. You can make an appointment at or contact Joyce Doemland. Walk-ins are also welcome!

  • annual meeting

    January 21st, 10:30am, Sanctuary - It's that time of year again! Stay immediately after service to hear about how we finished 2017 and all the new exciting visions for the year ahead!

  • college planning workshop

    January 28th, 12:00-1:30pm, Parlor - How to Pay for College Without Going Broke!

    DISCOVER financial strategies that can save you thousands on college costs.

    LEARN the six most expensive mistakes parents make in paying for college.

    RECEIVE tips that will help you find the right college for the right price.

  • drew family free lecture

    January 31st, 6:00-7:00pm, Lincoln Center Auditorium - Come learn about the lives of Donald and Mildred Drew, who were members of the First Congregational Church, and the four pioneer Downers Grove families they were related to—the Drews, Lambs, Roes, and Gregorys. The Museum Curator, Zachary Bishop, will also showcase original photographs, documents, and objects from the Drew Family Estate. The lecture is free but registration is required - follow the link below!

    RVSP at or call 630-963-1309. The class number is 120062-01, titled 'Inheriting Downers Grove: The Ancestors of Donald and Mildred Drew'.

  • hurricane relief mission meeting

    February 11th, 10:30am, Parlor - Immediately after service, stay to learn more about our summer mission to help rebuild from hurricane damage in and around the Houston area.

  • 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!