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!

  • gcfd volunteer opportunity

    February 18th, meet at church 8:15am - we will meet at church to carpool to the Greater Chicago Food Depository for a volunteer session, which is 9-11:45am. We expect to be back at church by 12:15pm. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Char Wild.

  • movie night

    February 24th, 6pm, Sanctuary - Join us for movie night and discussion sponsored by our Caring for Creation team featuring the film 'Before the Flood' produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • ordination of kim whisler-vasko

    February 26th, 3pm, FCC Geneva; Installation date TBD - Join us to welcome and celebrate our new associate pastor as she receives her ordination call!

  • prison ministry donation collection

    On Sundays in January and February, in the parlor after service, the Prison Ministry will be collecting hygiene and personal care products for the youth at the Illinois Youth Center. Items needed include the following: shampoo/conditioner, soap, body wash, lotion, and deodorant; nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton balls, lip gloss, chapstick, sanitary pads, and shaving cream.

  • ash Wednesday supper & service

    March 1st, supper 6pm & service 7:30pm, Fellowship Hall/Sancutary - On Ash Wednesday we will be sharing in a more intensive time of inner reflection, spiritual practice, and growth during Lent. Join us for a simple supper and then stay for evening service.

  • Trivia night benefitting bridge communities

    March 4th, doors open 6:30pm, American Legion Hall Downers Grove - Trivia Night is back by popular demand! This year all proceeds will benefit Bridge Communities, which serves homeless families in DuPage County. Tickets are now available for advance purchase: $25 per person ($30 at the door) or $225 for a table of 10 and will include dinner and refreshments; a full cash bar will be available as well. In addition to trivia, the event will include raffle baskets, split-the-pot raffle, and a mystery gift card pull. The winning team will also receive a cash prize! Follow the link below to purchase your tickets now or find us at the tables in Fellowship Hall after Sunday services through February.

    Trivia Night Tickets

  • grounds of hope & Lenten soup suppers

    Every Wednesday during Lent (March 8th-April 5th), 6pm, Coffee House - Each successive Wednesday after Ash Wednesday, we will have a soup supper after Grounds of Hope worship to focus on the meaning and journey of discipleship that Lent brings us through.

  • mission a month

    Second Sundays, starting January 8th - 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

  • new monthly fellowship luncheon

    First Wednesdays, starting December 7th, 11:30am, Papa Passero's Westmont - All our welcome to join our church family for a new monthly fellowship luncheon in the Garden Room at Papa Passero's, 6326 S Cass Ave in Westmont. It is $8.79 for the buffet plus the cost of beverages. Please direct any questions to Randy Drew.

  • 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.