Local ministry
for the global good

who we are

Sunday Picnic
After church gathering of food and games!
"Lifting our voices through song"
Sunday morning Chancel Choir
"Friendly Hosts"
Sunday Worship

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.

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-current events-

Check out what's happening at first congregational!

sunday AUG 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am

hymn sing celebration

Raise your voice in joyful community as we sing some of our favorite hymns. From old classics such as “How Great Thou Art” to newer gospel songs “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”.  A Sunday filled with your favorites played on organ and piano led by Jim Molina along with our very own chancel choir!

sunday AUG 18
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

car wash

We hope you will take advantage of another opportunity to have your car washed and detailed. Your donation will support our 2020 work trip to the island of Puerto Rico. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us. We are so grateful for your support!

august 5th - 9th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

de colores

Children from more than six surrounding suburbs come together for a week of fun and interactive activities. 
This program introduces youngsters to speaking Spanish while also learning about Latin America and the Caribbean. The program is entering its fifth year and has been steadily growing. First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elmhurst is proud to be living out its mission to equip children to be Global Citizens.

sundays, june - august
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday School Summer

Children begin their morning in the sanctuary. After the Children’s Message, children leave the sanctuary for Sunday School. If you choose to have your children stay in worship, there are children’s bags with coloring and other activities available in the foyer.

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