As a welcoming congregation, inspired by and committed to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, we reach out to all people by celebrating the gift of God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and grace.
In the fall of 1888, three individuals “agreed it was time for an English speaking church” in the predominantly German speaking town of Elmhurst. A group of about 30 residents began to meet and in 1890, First Congregational Church was founded. Education and Christian fellowship was their passion. It is still our passion today. In 1961, the church officially joined the United Church of Christ.
We are a welcoming congregation, inspired by and committed to the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. We reach out to all people by celebrating the gift of God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and grace. We live our faith through caring fellowship and Christian love. Joyously, we educate, guide and nurture children, youth, adults and families so they grow in their own faith as global citizens. We endeavor to serve the needs of each other, the community and beyond.
Working locally for the global good.
Passion for the Bible and worship; serving others in a caring respectful ways; sustaining God’s creation for future generations by promoting “green” practices that benefit the environment; actively engaging children and youth in all areas of church life; a love for great music; spiritual growth for all ages.
To be faithful partners in Christ’s service.