First Congregational UCC, Elmhurst

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UCC, ELMHURST

ADVENT SEASON 2022

First Congregational UCC, Elmhurst invites you to journey with us through this reflective season of Advent. In this time of waiting we long for the prophecy of the chosen one. Our season begins with Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Our worship services meet on Sunday mornings from 10 am – 11 am. This season we will celebrate the word of God through scripture, sermon, music, and children’s messages. See below for our Advent calendar of events. We hope to see you on Sunday morning.

ADVENT CALENDAR

Advent season is celebrated over four Sundays. We celebrate the first Sunday with our first candle lighting for Hope. The choir will sing an Advent Anthem as our candle is lit. Join us as we celebrate this season leading to Christmas. 

NOVEMBER 27 AT 10 AM

Our first Advent Sunday reflects on the theme of Hope. Rev. Robert Buckner III will lead this service in prayer and sermon. The Music Ministry will sing an Advent Anthem as we light our first candle. 

NOVEMBER 30 AT 6:30 PM

As part of our commitment to build up God’s people and our collective Christian journey, First Congregational cordially invites you to join us for a delicious Advent dinner and study. We are dedicating this one evening to this joyous gathering.

Rev. Robert Buckner II will be leading us in an informative and enlightening Advent study. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us.
 
Please sign up and let us know you are coming by calling the church office at 630 832-2580 or by clicking the box below. There is also a sign-up sheet in the foyer.
 
This is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of friends, share a dinner together and prepare the way for the coming of the Lord.

DECEMBER 4 AT 10 AM

Our second Advent Sunday reflects on the theme of Peace. Rev. Jorge Morales will lead this special service that will also include Communion, a Baptism, and welcoming of new members!

DECEMBER 11 AT 10 AM

Our third Advent Sunday  celebrates “Joy” with our youth ministry as they present a Christmas Pageant. Listen to the story, listen to the songs, sing along with the hymns, as we continue to celebrate in this Advent Season.

Immediately after the worship service, we are hosting our annual Christmas bake sale.

DECEMBER 11 AT 11 AM

Please join us as we spread some Christmas cheer! Young and old, everyone is invited to participate in our Christmas Caroling outing on Sunday, December 11.
 
 
Lunch will be served after church to all carolers with time to socialize and go over all the caroling details. We’ll carpool to two or three places and then return to the church no later than 2:30 p.m. Bring a Santa hat or Christmas type hat or headband if you have one. 
 
This is sure to be a fun event…very informal. No special talent required but a smile. 
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DECEMBER 18 AT 10 AM

Our fourth Advent Sunday is presented with a full length Christmas Cantata featured by the Music Ministry under the leadership of Jim Molina. The Chancel Choir will sing Lloyd Larson’s new Cantata “The Gift”. Be sure to not miss this event as we present a glorious telling of the Christmas Story through narration and song. A great way to prepare for Christmas!

DECEMBER 24 AT 7 PM

First Congregational UCC, Elmhurst invites you to spend Christmas Eve with us. A spirited sermon will be led by Rev. Robert Buckner II. Scriptures with Carols will be read and sung throughout this special service. Our Chancel Choir will lead in joyful song. Our service will close with “Silent Night” as we dim the lights and light the candles. 

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