Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Mark your calendars for our next Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering. We will come together on Friday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. Our guest speaker is Dr. Adrienne Colemon. More details coming soon.

Hanging of the Greens

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Advent and Christmas will soon be upon us! We are so excited we're back to in-person worship as we plan inspiring Advent services and a joyous Christmas Eve service. Before we get to the celebration, we are carrying out our Hanging of the Greens where we come together to decorate our sanctuary, foyer and parlor. …

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Advent Cantata “Come, Messiah”

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

On Sunday, Nov. 28th, the Music Ministry will be starting the Advent season with an Advent Cantata, “Come, Messiah” put together by Jim Molina. This musical event will include Advent Music that will be performed by our Chancel Choir and a host of amazing instrumentalists including Daniel Zeisemer on violin, Jaina Carpenter on harp, Jacqueline …

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Advent Studies – Preparing the Way

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

The season of Advent is a time of preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. During this first gathering and discussion we will focus in on NOT getting lost in the hustle and bustle of what can be a frenzied time but on how we prepare to make the path straight for …

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Advent Studies – Spiritual Practices during Advent

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Many of us can get caught up in the material aspect of the season. There are presents to buy and wrap. There are cards to send and decorations to unpack. There are parties to attend, events to plan and trips to make. The Advent season can fly by without us taking any time to reflect …

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Advent Study – Traditions and Practices

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Preparing for Christmas during Advent can be very fulfilling. Especially if we include others like close friends and family. For many of us there are traditions that we have carried out since childhood. For others there are practices that have evolved as we have gotten older. At our final Advent Study, we will learn about …

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Christmas Eve

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Join us for a Christmas Eve Celebration. Tonight, we light all the candles as we celebrate the birth of Christ. This service will have scripture and carols telling the story in spoken word and song! Readings from Luke and a special Christmas Eve Message from Rev. John Gibbon. The service concludes with candle lighting as …

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Three Kings Children’s Celebration

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

You are all invited to our Three Kings children's celebration on Sunday, January 9. All children present will receive a visit from the Three Kings during our 10:00 a.m. worship service. Our celebration will include cake and golden coin treats. In the spirit of the Reyes, all children in worship will enjoy an array of …

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A SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE – “REMEMBERING KING”

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Join us on Sunday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. for an in-person service remembering that one person can make a tremendous difference and that when we venture forth in the name of God's justice, we do not stand alone. Rev. Robert Buckner II will be addressing us from the pulpit in-person. One year ago, Rev. …

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Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

First Congregational Elmhurst 235 S. Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL

Warm your spirit and awaken your palate with a bowl of chili! It is our hope you will consider entering your own chili and compete for one of the three prizes. All entries should be brought to Fellowship Hall no later than 9:30 a.m. on January 23. Beat the winter blahs and join us for …

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