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!

  • benefit for the anti-cruelty society

    Friday, August 23rd, 7:00pm, Fellowship Hall - Punk Pastry is excited to host a family-oriented benefit for The Anti-Cruelty Society ( The menu for the evening is Food, Fun Group Activities, Raffles & Surprises! Suggested donation is $10. 

    *Please email John of food allergies & dietary restrictions.

  • immigration forum

    Sunday, August 25th, 12:30-2:00pm, Fellowship Hall - Come join us for an informative presentation from Immigration Attorneys Jennifer Hallett, Beata McCann, and Rev. Craig Mousin. Jennifer Hallett and Beata McCann are partners in the Hallett McCann Law Group. Rev. Craig Mousin is an attorney, the founder of the National Immigrant Justice Center and an ordained UCC Minister. 

    The program will run from 12:30-2:00 PM. Christian Community Ministry is having a pot luck lunch from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, so attendees will not have to miss lunch. Chicken and beverages will be provided. They ask that those whose last names begin with A-L bring salads, and M-Z bring desserts. A small donation to help cover the costs of chicken and beverages will be requested. Any questions contact Bruce White.

  • family camping at tower hill

    Family camping is coming up Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend) at Tower Hill Camp in Sawyer, Michigan. Come for one night, three nights or just visit for a day (and enjoy the Lake Michigan beach).

    Tent and trailer sites with electricity are available, with convenient restrooms and showers. Follow this link to the reservation form and return your completed form  to the church office or email Gail Clark by Sunday, August 25th.

  • jk and the jam

    Tuesday, August 27th, 7:00pm, Fishel Park - Justin Kono's band, JK and the Jam, featuring an 8-piece band with vocalists Kelley Calpin and Emily Durham, will perform top 40 hits, 80s music, R&B, funk, and gospel songs during this FREE end-of-summer concert. Bring dinner and a blanket, invite your friends, and enjoy.

  • donate school supplies

    July 14th-September 1st - Congregational Care Ministry is collecting school supplies for children of all grades (kindergarten through high school) for Hope’s Front Door. Supplies needed 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.

  • landscaping help needed

    Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00am - The Landscape Committee is looking for extra hands to weed/water our new gardens. Bring garden tools if you have them. Contact Laurel Carlson or Judi Davenport if you have any questions or would like more information.

  • garage sale news - volunteer sign up now open!

    Our church’s annual garage sale will be held on Saturday, September 21, with presales for volunteers and church members on Friday, Sept.20. We will be accepting donated items Sept.15-18. Take that extra, unused stuff you have cluttering your house and find it a new home! We accept furniture, household items, sports equipment, electronics, tools, books, music/movies, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, baby items, toys, games, holiday decorations and more. Everything must be in good, working condition. If you have questions, or need to have items out of your house before September, please contact Gail Clark.

    As always, we will need many volunteers the week of the sale. (Volunteers will not have to pay the 20% upcharge during the presales!) Sign-up sheets are available in Fellowship Hall on Sundays beginning August 11 as well as by following this link. Please take a shift or two for this wonderful fundraising, fellowship, and mission opportunity. Thank you for your support!

  • sunday school teachers needed

    Christian Education is recruiting 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.

  • volunteer for meal express

    We are looking for volunteers who will prepare (or purchase a prepared meal) and deliver meals to members of our church. This could be for sickness, new baby, hospitalization, etc. If interested, please sign up in November after church in Fellowship Hall or contact April Prescott or Gail Jaroski.

  • 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.

  • volunteer for gcfd

    Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, GCFD - Join church members each Wednesday evening from 6:00–9:00 pm for a food repack session. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is located at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, which is just off the Stevenson Expressway at Pulaski Road. For more information, contact David Hersemann or Laurel Carlson.

  • 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.