Children Becoming Global Citizens

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First Congregational offers a fun filled Children's summer program called "De Colores". This fun filled conversational spanish summer camp engages K-5th graders in learning spanish through experiencing the Caribbean and Latin America, right here in Elmhurst! Program registration is now open. Call 630-832-2580 for registrations. Martha Mendoza


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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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Father’s Day Worship Service

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As Father’s Day draws near, it is our hope that Sunday morning worship will be a part of your celebration.

The Reverend John Gibbon will be leading us in morning praises from the gospel of Mathew in an intriguing reflection titled “Go, and Harvest!”

In honor of Father’s Day, we will be remembering the special male figures of our families with our Children’s Message during worship and sharing a special gift with all the men present.

Our Summertime Sunday School Ministry will be engaging children in learning more about the Fruit of the Spirits. Through interactive activities, kids will gain more faith in Jesus in the way they act.

You are invited to join us as we grow spiritually together.


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De Colores – Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!!

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This year the program will be held from Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017.

Children entering kindergarten through 5th grade build their cultural awareness through fun creative activities that introduce and strengthen a love for learning Spanish.

For your convenience, click on this link for a registration form.

Registrations received by July 14th are eligible for the early bird discount.


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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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De Colores Registration is Now Open

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As summer approaches, First Congregational is excited to announce its accepting registrations for our children’s Conversational Spanish Program.

This year the program will be held from Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017.

Children entering kindergarten through 5th grade build their cultural awareness through fun creative activities that introduce and strengthen a love for learning Spanish.

For your convenience, click on this link for a registration form.

Registrations received by July 14th are eligible for the early bird discount.


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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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3rd Annual Green Garden Fair

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3rd Annual Green Garden Fair

(In the Church Parking Lot right across the street from the All Church Yard Sale)

First Congregational United Church of Christ

235 S. Kenilworth Avenue

Elmhurst, Il 60126

Green Garden Fair

Sponsored by the Tree of Life Green Team

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:00 to Noon

 

We will have available for sale:

  • Organically grown herb & vegetable seedlings from Montalbano farms
  • Native plants from We Grow Dreams Greenhouse and Garden Center
  • Food scrap amended compost from Compost Supply – bring your own container
  • Organically grown eggs from Bob’s Fresh & Local and memberships in Bob’s CSA - $15 off if purchased at our fair
  • Rain barrels which will be delivered directly to your home by the City of Elmhurst

For our full list please click on this link.

Other exhibitors who have committed to be at the event, helping us to learn to garden and live greener:

  • Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Office
  • Midwest Pesticide Action Center
  • SCARCE
  • Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • York High Garden Club

Watch this space for additional exhibitors.

Questions:  Call the church office at 630-832-2580.

 


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Holy Week

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This Sunday, April 9, we commence Holy Week with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the beautiful musical journey of the "Requiem" by John Rutter. Our choir will be accompanied by an array of instruments and soloists that will fill your spirit.

Children are invited to participate in our palm parade and blessing and Sunday school.

As Christians, we look at the terrible day when Christ died called Good Friday, April 14, through the lens of the Resurrection. Our Good Friday service is being led by our very own Reverend John Gibbon on Friday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. It is our hope that you will come to this moving observance of suffering and glory.

Easter Morning Festivities include an uplifting service with the York High School Brass Ensemble and special singing by our choir from Handel's "Messiah". Our guest minister is the Reverend Tom Norwalk, Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Immediately after the service, our youth are hosting their Annual Bake Sale. Please consider making your favorite treat for Easter morning.

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