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!

  • vacation bible school

    VBS will be June 17th-June 21st 8:15am-12:00pm. We are having so much fun planning and getting ready for the start of Summer! Sign up today to join us for VBS as a student or as a volunteer and please feel free to share this link with others as well. We hope to see you there! https://vbsmate.com/FCUCCDG


    Link to donate items for VBS

    The link above will guide you to our open needs if you were looking to make some donations for Vacation Bible School snacks, crafts and activities. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to sforillo@uccdg.org. Manna Cards can be purchased through Steve Johnson. The cards will reflect on your contribution statement, but they will not be counted towards your pledging.

  • volunteer at rotary grovefest

    June 20th-23rd - Help raise money for our Church while having fun at Downers Grove Rotary GroveFest!! Each year the Rotary Club of Downers Grove hosts GroveFest and they ask local non-profits and churches to help them run the fest and earn money for their organization. Our church can earn $40 for each shift worked, up to $1,000! Volunteer shifts are just 3 to 4 hours long and you get to meet new people and help our church. Simply go to www.rotarygrovefest.com and click the "Volunteer" button to view the job descriptions, sign up for as many slots as you like and be sure to list "First Congregational Church" as your non-profit in the "My Comment" field. Hurry though as shifts are filling fast! Any questions may be directed to Dave Humphreys - Thank you!!

  • ucc all church read

    Tuesday, June 18th, 1:00pm - One of the keynote speakers at general synod for our denominational national assembly is Matthew Desmond. He is the author of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which tells the stories of eight families swept up in the process of eviction. We will hold a church wide book club for any who’d like to enter into discussion about the book.

  • family night with the oberle's!

    Thursday, June 20th, 5:00-9:00pm, The Oberle's - All FCC family night at the Oberle's! Any parents with kids any age are welcome. Bring the kids! We’ll have games and goofy stuff for the kids to do while we share some parent-to-parent time together. Bring a dish to share and we will provide drinks for kids and adults.

  • gcfd family repack day

    Saturday, June 22nd, 8:30-11:15am, GCFD -We are volunteering for a special session where children are encouraged to participate! The minimum age to volunteer is 11 years old. We have registered for 15 slots. If you have been curious about the Greater Chicago Food Depository but Wednesday nights are inconvenient,  this is the perfect opportunity to explore this great organization. They will provide a letter validating service hours if your children are collecting them. Car pool and sign up details will be in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour. Please contact David Hersemann, Laurel Carlson, Laurie Tsukuno or Mary Dove with any questions.

  • pride month events

    As an open and affirming congregation, we'll be showing our support of the LGBTQ community by participating in two upcoming events: the Aurora Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9th, and the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30th.


    Sunday, June 9th - We will meet at the West Entrance immediately following service to organize a carpool.


    Sunday, June 30th - We will  promote FCCDG by greeting passengers who are heading to Pride with a rousing send off and well-wishes; 8:00-10:00am at the Lisle, Belmont, Main Street, and Fairview train stations. Anyone interested in marching in the parade with the youth should contact Dena Provenzano.

  • night out at another round

    Thursday, July 11th, 7:00-8:30pm, Another Round - All FCC adults ages 21 and up are welcome to join for a gathering at the Another Round patio. Pastor Scott will provide a round of beverages for all and some pizza as we socialize. Hear more about current happenings at the church and Fall visioning ahead of us.

  • painting party!

    Wednesday, July 17th, 7:00-9:00pm, Fellowship Hall: You are invited to join a fun paint party where you learn the technique of making your own custom pine wood sign for any room in your house, office or business. Each board is customizable to fit your personal taste and color scheme. All materials and instruction are provided. You don't need to be artsy or an avid painter to come enjoy this!


    Prior Registration is REQUIRED to reserve your spot. You select your design and board size during registration and the cost is $30 to $45 depending on board size. Follow this link to register and pre-pay. During registration review the shared photo album of available fonts and layouts of the designs being offered. Special requests should be directed to Bridget at B2 Signs & Designs. Bring an appetizer, dessert or beverage to share. For questions or concerns, contact Lora Finucane.

  • fcc book club

    Wednesday, July 10th, 6:30pm, 6585 Main Street (DG) - The book selected for our July meeting is "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. If you need a copy of the book, please contact Linda Schranz to order a copy for you. We will meet at Linda's condo party room. Beverages and a selection of cheeses will be provided; bring a light snack to share if you like. Anyone interested in swimming after the meeting (weather permitting), please bring your swimsuit! 

  • senior ice cream social

    Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00pm, Fellowship Hall - All FCC seniors over 65 are welcome to attend an ice cream and pie social. In addition to food and church information gathering and sharing, we will host card games— euchre, Pinochle, and if there are some takers, Bridge.

  • 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!! UCC.org 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!


    AmazonSmile

  • 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.


    BUSINESS DIRECTORY