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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Join Us This Sunday, October 15th

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Join us this Sunday, October 15th in a community of worship. Together we will delve into the sacred scriptures from Philippians with the Reverend John Gibbon who will be leading us in a morning reflection titled " With Humility and In Unity".
Following Jesus' teachings about heaven being compared to a wonderful party where everything is ready and all are invited to enjoy, our Children's Sunday School Ministry is carrying out a party that your children are invited to.
 The fun begins at 10:00 am in the sanctuary.

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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
  • 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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Holy Week and Easter Dates

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Holy week and Easter are fast approaching.
First Congregational warmly invites you to be a part of
observing these sacred days.
Palm Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Our choir will present "Requiem" by British composer John Rutter.
This gift of music will be accompanied by a cello, oboe, flute, and an organ.
The soprano soloist for "Pie Jesu and Lux Aetema" will be
our very own Carina Kanzler. Celebrate with us Jesus' triumphal
entry into Jerusalem.
Good Friday Worship
Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
On the Friday before Easter we come together to commemorate the passion, suffering,
and death on the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through music, scripture, and prayer, we observe this time together.
 Our worship leader will be the Reverend John Gibbon.
Easter Worship
Sunday, April 16, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Morning praises on resurrection Sunday include special music from
York High School's Brass Ensemble. Our guest minister is the Reverend Tom Norwalk,
Associate Conference Minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Festivities also include our Children's Easter Party and our Annual Bake Sale.
We extend a special invitation to you and yours to join us.

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Youth Led Worship and Christmas Pageant

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Warm Your Spirit and Celebrate
the Advent Season With Us!
This Sunday, December 11, 2016
at 10:00 a.m.
Our Youth Led Worship
and Children's Pageant

A lot of love is going into the gift of this pageant. It is our hope that you will revisit the Christmas story through the eyes of our children as they present their pageant "The Messengers"

There isn't a more special occasion to prepare for Christmas with family and friends than to attend church together.

See you at the celebration!


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What’s Happening at First Congregational

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Join us for a festive service celebrating Advent and Holy Communion.

The second Advent candle representing Peace will be lit this Sunday reminding us of the peace we find in Christ. Rev. John Gibbon will be leading us this Communion Sunday.

Children will be busy learning about the seasons of Advent and Christmas  rehearsing for next Sunday's, December 11th, pageant.
A lot of hard work, time, and love is going into the pageant. It is a gift that the children of the church are presenting to us. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us for "The Messengers", a wonderful interpretation of the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of our children.
Come Embrace the Season

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Experience The Full Joy of Easter

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Easter banner clip art

Holy Week observance includes:

Palm Sunday Lenten Music Service - March 20, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service - March 25, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday Service and Children's Celebration - March 27, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Our guest minister the Reverend Timothy C. Rhodes, who along with our choir and York High School Brass Quintet, will fill your spirits with the  new beginnings of Easter

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Church Yard Sale and Pick-Up Service

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First Congregational Church of Elmhurst is having a Yard Sale on May 30, 2015 to raise funds for the Youth's upcoming 2016 Mission Work Trip. In order to make this a success please consider donating small items, such as, clothing, household decor' and housewares.


If you have items that you would like to donate to the Yard Sale and are unable to bring them to the church yourself the youth are offering pick-up service on Saturday, May 16th. Please call Tracy D'Alessandro @ 630-530-5861 or call Margaret Chittaro @ 630-279-2035 to arrange your pick-up time. Pick-up service restricted to the city of Elmhurst or close surrounding areas.

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