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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First Congregational United Church of Christ Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast

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

Everyone is invited to our annual meeting and delicious pancake breakfast. Together we will review and act on the budget and reflect on last year's ministry work. Breakfast is optional and supports our 2022 work trip. Our Annual Report will be forthcoming to you soon.

Ash Wednesday Joint Service

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

Once again we have an opportunity to begin our Lenten journey with our sister churches, Bethel and St. Peter's. At this year's service there will be options for the imposition of ashes that everyone will be comfortable with. Our music ministry will be carrying out a beautiful special musical piece. Several of our church leaders …

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Recurring

Lenten Study – “The Lord’s Prayer” by Adam Hamilton

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

As the season of Lent approaches you are invited to join us for our two part study series on Wednesday evenings, March 9 & March 23. We will be focusing our study on the book titled: “The Lord’s Prayer” by Adam Hamilton. Each of these two gatherings will commence with a delicious gourmet dinner at …

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Recurring

Lenten Study – “The Lord’s Prayer” by Adam Hamilton

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

As the season of Lent approaches you are invited to join us for our two part study series on Wednesday evenings, March 9 & March 23. We will be focusing our study on the book titled: “The Lord’s Prayer” by Adam Hamilton. Each of these two gatherings will commence with a delicious gourmet dinner at …

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Women’s Spiritual Growth Gathering

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

The pandemic has taken a toll on our entire community. Women have had to address a variety of changes not only for themselves but for those they care for. As a response to what we hope is a new start, please accept this invitation to join women throughout the Elmhurst area as we pause to …

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Palm Sunday (Easter Cantata)

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

Our Palm Sunday service begins with a triumphant processional! Children entering waving the palm branches as the Chancel Choir sings "Hosanna" from "Jesus Christ Superstar". As the children settle, we hear the words of Caiphas trying to silence the crowds, but even the stones will start to sing, "HOSANNA"! Our service will feature a contemporary …

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Good Friday

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

The Seven Spoken words of Jesus Christ will be reflected on in this deeply moving service. Our guest minister Rev. Jorge Morales will lead this incredibly powerful service. Music and hymns will be contemplative and we will close with "Were You There" as we prepare our hearts for our faith's ending journey before the promise …

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Easter Sunday

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

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! Celebrate with us as we lift our praises to God for the resurrection of Jesus Christ and his victory over sin. Rev. Melbalania Evans leads us through this festive service with the music ministry singing anthems of triumph! Join us in our singing of hymns, "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" …

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Children’s Easter Party

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

As part of our Easter children's festivities we will be hosting an Easter party during Sunday school. Activities will include egg decorating, games, storytelling and an Egg Hunt (weather permitting). We look forward to you and your family celebrating Easter with us.

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