First Congregational United Church of Christ
235 South Kenilworth Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
We are located at the south east corner of Church Street and Kenilworth Avenue south of downtown Elmhurst and the railroad tracks. We are in the second block east of York Road, two blocks North of St. Charles Road. Signs at some of the major intersections nearby will point you in our direction.
From the South — Take I-294 North. Pay toll at the 22nd Street/Cermak Road Toll Plaza. After toll, keep right and exit I-290 W-Rockford. Stay to the right and exit at St. Charles Road West. The third light is York Road. Turn right. Go to Church Street. Turn right. The church is on the second block on the right.
From the North — Take I-294 South. Exit I-290 W-Rockford/US-20/IL-64. Stay to the right and exit immediately on North Avenue West (IL-64). Take North Avenue to York Road. Turn left and go to North Palmer Drive. Turn left and follow underpass back to York Road. Turn left. Go to Church Street. Turn left. The church is on the second block on the right.
From the Northwest — Take Route 53 South. Merge onto I-290 E-Chicago. Exit York Road. Turn left onto York Road. Take it south to North Palmer Drive. Turn left and follow underpass back to York Road. Turn left. Go to Church Street. Turn left. The church is on the second block on the right.
From the East — Take I-290 W-Rockford. Exit at St. Charles Road West. The third light is York Road. Turn right. Go to Church Street. Turn right. The church is on the second block on the right.
From the West — Take I-88 East. Pay toll at the York Road Toll Plaza. After toll keep right and exit I-294 S/Tri-State Indiana and exit immediately at York Road. Turn right and go north on York Road past St. Charles Road to Church Street. Turn right. The church is on the second block on the right.
There is a large parking lot north of the church on Church Street. Parking is also available on Kenilworth Avenue on Sunday mornings. Please note that Kenilworth becomes a one way street going south on Sunday mornings between 6:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.
The church is open and all are welcome on Sunday mornings and for special worship services. During the remainder of the week, you may ring the bell to be buzzed in by office staff during the hours of 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.
There is a drive on Church Street that permits passengers to be dropped off directly in front of the entrances on the north side of our building.
The lower level and first floor can be accessed using a lift available by entering the east door off of the Church Street drive. There is a handicapped button that allows for easy opening of the doors. On Sunday mornings, there should be an outside greeter to provide assistance with lift operation. During other times of the week, you may need to ring the bell to the left of the entrance to request assistance from the office staff. The lift provides access to the first and lower levels of our building. Unfortunately, there is no handicapped access to the second floor of the building which is generally just used for youth activities. On the first floor, near the offices, is a handicapped bathroom.