Join us at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Worship Services at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL
or watch online.
Imagine a church that takes the gospel as a guide for inclusion, not exclusion; one that engages everyone in the challenging questions of faith and seeks to build bridges in our community and the world.
Our mission is to connect people with God and one another to serve, live, and love - guided by Christ.
Our vision is a more just, compassionate world, united in God's love.
In all things we seek to do our best, as individuals and as a church, to lead with God’s love. Like everyone else, we are human and we don’t always get it right, but we always strive to do our best. Come change the world with us!
As an open and affirming United Church of Christ, we seek to:
At this church, everyone is welcome as they are - in jeans, suits, and everything in between - truly a mix of formal and informal. The worship service is eclectic in liturgy and music. You may hear piano or pipe organ, acoustic or electric band, classical pieces or traditional hymns. Everything about this church says "whoever you are, you are welcome."
First Congregational UCC epitomizes what Jesus WOULD do. Helping those in need, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, openly welcoming to all regardless of race, gender preference or station in life.
There are so many opportunities to participate in promoting peace, caring for the environment, providing safe haven for those in need, building bridges of understanding, and most importantly, spreading the love of Christ.
My family has attended here back to my Great Grandparents. I have always felt loved and cared about by all the minute I step through the doors...I walk out feeling renewed after a service and that all will be okay in my life.
I have some of the greatest memories growing up with God’s love..., the never ending support from my church family...I want this for my children as they begin their faith journeys, as I continue mine.
We found a wonderful, welcoming community where we could raise our boys, and grow ourselves as well by participating in some of the many ministries, committees, and outreach programs First Congregational offers.