Advent Study Series

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The season of Advent is a wonderful time for personal growth as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. This year’s Advent Study is titled Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph.

You are cordially invited to join the Rev. Dr. Michael Daly, Rev. John Gibbon, and Martha Mendoza as they team up to lead us in the studies. Each session is unique to itself, and stands alone, so attending all four is not required, but welcomed.

Books are available in the foyer or church office for $10.00.

A bread & soup dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The studies start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.


November 29th – December 6th -  December 13th – December 20th

For more information please speak to the above-mentioned persons or Heidi Linhart from our Church Christian Education Board.

We look forward to your participation on this journey.

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Welcoming Our New Pastor

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Welcoming Our New Pastor

We are so excited to be welcoming the Reverend Dr. Michael Daly to First Congregational UCC of Elmhurst. This Sunday, October 22nd, Rev. Daly will be leading us in worship for the first time as our called Minister.
It is our hope that you will be a part of our 10:00 a.m. service to receive and welcome Rev. Daly. We are so grateful for all that the Lord is doing among us here at First Congregational and ask for your participation in worship as we embark in a new ministry journey.
Our Children's Sunday School   
Provides youngsters age appropriate teaching and activities that connect the sacred stories of the Bible with their own lives. This Sunday we will be learning from the Gospel of Matthew on the many ways to honor God by giving back.
An Authentic Tostada Luncheon
Immediately after worship our Youth and their Parents are hosting a delicious tostada lunch to raise funds for our 2018 Summer Mission Work Trip to the Island of Puerto Rico.
Your participation at this Youth Ministry Fundraiser will not just be delicious, but will help our Youth meet their financial goal.
Looking forward to having you join us this Sunday.

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Worship Service this Sunday with Reverend Dr. William Grice

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We are so excited to be having the Reverend Dr. William Grice leading us in worship this Sunday, August 27. It is our hope that you and yours will join us.
Together we will enjoy an uplifting time and bring our personal
and collective prayers to Christ.
Rev. Grice's morning reflection is titled "Word and Deed: Faith in Action".
As we live out faith, please consider donating one of the below listed items to support the efforts of USO of Illinois.
  • Water Enhancer packets of drops (Mino Liquid Water Enhancer drops or Crystal Light on the Go packets are examples) 
  • Ground Coffee
  • Baby Wipes
  • Beef Jerky
  • Handy Snacks - Packaged Rice Crispy treats, Granola Bars, Gum, Snack Packs, Ramen Noodles (No chocolate items, it melts)
  • Toiletries - Toothpaste/Toothbrush, Deodorant, Lotion, Shampoo, Soap, Tissues, Hair Ties/Bands
USO strengthens Americas military service member's connection to the public. Here in Illinois, they touch the lives of more than 318,000 active duty guard, reserve military, and their families throughout our state.
Looking forward to see you this Sunday!

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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

You are cordially invited to attend our upcoming get together.

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Place: Parlor, main level

            First Congregational United Church of Christ

            235 S. Kenilworth Elmhurst, IL 60126

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Our Guest speaker is the Reverend Deborah Jarvis. In a fun and casual forum, Deborah will reflect on the importance of our everyday spiritual walk at every phase of our lives. This inter-generational gathering is aimed at bringing women of all ages together. We hope you and friends will come and enjoy connecting with other women, have delicious appetizers, and refresh your spirit.


Please RSVP by emailing Margaret Chittaro at

Or call the church office at 630-832-2580

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Find Comfort and Strength in Summer Worship

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God is especially delighted when His people praise Him together.
This Sunday July 23rd Michael Nicolas Okinczyc will be leading us in worship again.
It is our hope that you will join us for our 10:00 a.m. worship and enjoy community and connecting with others.

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Father’s Day Celebration 10:00 a.m. Service

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 Father's Day Celebration
    10:00 a.m. Service
This Sunday, June 18, First Congregational of Elmhurst will be having a special Father's Day celebration.
Our Children's Summertime Sunday School Ministry will be engaging children in learning more about the Fruit of the Spirit. Through interactive activities kids will gain more understanding of how to put their faith in Jesus in their day to day lives.
Hope to see you at this Sunday's celebration!

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All Church Picnic

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All Church Picnic - Sunday, June 4, 2017

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:00 a.m. Picnic

Join us in welcoming the summer season. Immediately after church on Sunday, June 4th we will be carrying out a delicious picnic. Bring your favorite side dish to share, enjoy catching up with friends, and share in a wonderful spread.

There will be activities for children of all ages.

Hope to see you at the festivities.

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Communion Sunday with Rev. John Gibbon

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Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
                                                                  John 6:35
This Sunday, May 7, First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elmhurst partakes in the giving of thanks through Holy Communion during our 10:00 a.m. service.
Join us for morning reflection by the Reverend John Gibbon, as our congregation actively affirms our call as a community of Christians serving each other, our community, and our world. All are welcome to be a part of this meaningful involvement.
Our Children's Ministry  team looks forward to engaging your children in our nursery and Sunday school.
Come Fill Your Spirit!

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Easter Worship Service with Reverend Tom Norwalk

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As we prepare to celebrate Easter Morning Service we welcome our guest Minster The Reverend Tom Norwalk, Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
We are so excited to have him lead us in worship on such a special occasion. Rev. Norwalk is passionate about Preaching and will address us in his sermon
                                                                                                   "We've a Story to Tell!"
Morning praises will also include the York High School Brass Ensemble. Children are invited to our Fun Filled School Easter Party.
After worship, our Youth will be carrying out their Annual Bake Sale.
It is our hope that you, Family and Friends will join us for a joyous Easter Morning Celebration.

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