This Sunday @ First Congregational Elmhurst

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We look forward to your participation this Sunday, October 8th at our 
10:00 am morning worship service.
The Reverend Michael Nicolas Okinczyc will be sharing a message of "God's Call for Peace and Non-Violence".
It is always so inspiring to have Rev. Okinczyc be a part of worship.
So, come as you are to a relaxing environment where you can connect to God through community, reflection, and music.
As part of our morning praises we will enjoy the special Handbell music of
 Mary Grittani and Linda Lunt with Lisa Krueger at piano.

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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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Fall Variety Concert this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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Please join us for our very special Fall Variety Concert. It will be held Saturday, November 6, 2016.

The concert will take place in the Sanctuary from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

The program will feature young soprano Carina Kanzler, singing solos from Broadway hits, including “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera”, and saxophonist Becky Swanson will play "Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Organ". Organists Jim Winfield, Michael Surratt and Richard Stultz will tangle with the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, in an event we call "3 Guys With Keyboards".

The second half of the concert will feature the award-winning Late Night Blues Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers, from Elmhurst College, directed by Susan Moninger. The jazz singers will perform such hits as “Back in the Highlife Again”, “A Time for Love”, and “It don’t Mean a Thing”. The Chamber Singers will perform an eclectic collection of choral works, closing with “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”.

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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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Sunday Worship Service – July 13, 2014

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We now have a YouTube channel for our Church.  Search for First Congregational United Church of Christ Elmhurst to find our channel.  Subscribe to it so you'll get the latest YouTube posts.

Here is the first set of recordings (audio only) from this past Sunday's service.

On Sunday, we commissioned the Mission Work Delegation during our worship service.

Reverend Philip Price - Sermon


Mitchell Kurzweil, Mission Work Delegation member - Mission Moment


Summer Choir - Anthem

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