Weddings

At First Congregational United Church of Christ, we hold wedding services for both members and non-members.


We ask couples to consider joining our yearly pre-marital classes which we host in the spring of each new year for couples getting married later that calendar year or early into the new year.


We do not permit weddings at the church that do not include our own clergy, but are always open to partnering with clergy from other churches to co-officiate a service.


During Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter) and Christmas week, we are open to hosting services but additional fees will be charged.


We offer live web streaming, allowing out-of-town guests to view the wedding live.


Please click on the link to see our wedding costs and fees.


Please call the church office to reserve a date for your wedding.  630-968-0358



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Memorial Services

At First Congregational United Church of Christ we boldly proclaim at the death of a loved one that death does not have the final word in that loved one’s life. As Jesus reminds us, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die like everyone else, I say to you they will live again.” John 11:25

 

It is in the faith, hope and love of Christ that we celebrate and honor the death of those in our faith community, believing that death in Christ has lost its sting and god has yet more in store for us. 

 

However, we also recognize that death can be sudden and painful, and that all of us grieve differently.   

 

At the face of death we discover that not only do we need to grieve and cry but also to plan

the service and the reception, while often dealing with different family dynamics, sometimes legal issues and filing of paperwork that we never in a million years imagined we’d be doing. In the midst of this heartache and pain we are reminded of a God Who holds us in love, even through our greatest loss and suffering.

 

 “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through the One who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ.” Romans 8:34-39
 
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