Local ministry
for the global good

who we are

"I love teaching Sunday School"
Julia S.
"I enjoy singing with the choir"
Martin P.
"I look forward to the Mission Trips"
Amarilis M.

what we do


Our worship is both traditional and contemporary. We are rooted in the traditions of our faith but seek fresh and creative expressions for today.


First Congregational has a rich legacy of mission work. We respond to God’s call to know and love our brothers and sisters in our community and around the world.


Every group at First Congregational is different and unique. Some share a meal or study a book, but the main goal is to share a life together, serve and draw closer through care, connection, and events.


We are individuals with hopes, dreams, questions, and fears.  We are stressed-out parents trying to lead lives that express our values.  We are children needing positive connections to form our life’s foundation. We are friends holding steady through each other’s peaks and valleys.  We are a community of imperfect people following the teachings of Christ.

We are called to act as Global Citizens, aware of the ways we are connected to all of God’s Creation.  We intentionally seek to nurture the light of God within and share it in a complex world that needs healing. We believe God’s love is inclusive and unconditional.

We believe in Christ and Christ’s work of redemption and reconciliation in every generation.This is why we are committed to listening for God’s “still speaking” voice for our lives and in the world today. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We believe in extravagant welcome and our communion table is open to all who seek to know God’s grace and Christ’s presence. We advocate justice for all including the environment and believe the church’s mission changes lives.

Reach out to Rev. Mike Daly

If you have any questions regarding our church please give a call or send an email. I invite you to catch up on my latest blogs.

-current events-

Check out what's happening at first congregational!

Sunday, February 24, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

pancake breakfast and annual meeting

As part of our Annual Congregational Meeting, our Youth and their Parents will host a Pancake Breakfast as part of their efforts to raise funds for their long distance 2020 work trip to the US Island of Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ash wednesday service

The Elmhurst UCC churches are co-hosting an Ash Wednesday Service with ashes and communion. This year the service will be held at Bethel UCC, 315 E. St. Charles Rd. Offerings will be donated to EWAN, the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network. Everyone is welcome.

orders due by march 31st, 2019

Plant sale

The Green Team is excited to launch our fifth annual seedlings sale. Our certified organic seedlings will be provided by Montalbano Farms in Sandwich, IL again in 2019. Orders can be made online. Click on the button to visit our “Plant Store” page. 

10:00 AM

sunday worship service

Join us each Sunday at 10:00 am for Sunday Worship. 

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