Resignation of Rev. Michael Swartz, Associate Pastor

It is with both sadness and immense gratitude for Rev. Michael Swartz’ service that the Church Council has accepted his resignation. Please see his letter of resignation below.

Worship Sunday September 12th, 2021

We are an Open and Affirming church, covenanting with all people regardless ofsexual orientation, gender expression or identity. All people are welcome to participatefully in the life of the church.

September Updates Updated September 3rd, 2021 Dear FCC Friends,In accordance with the new proclamation from Governor Pritzker, we will be requiring face masks to be worn again while inside the church building beginning Monday, August 30th, 2021. Please continue to social distance and be respectful of each other’s health needs. – Audra Bailey, Moderator – …

We have lots of special Sundays and events coming up in June! This week kicks off with Summer of Service tomorrow (June 3rd) at 5:30 pm, cleaning up FCC Neighborhoods! On Saturday June 5th, our church has partnered with other Open and Affirming churches to sponsor a booth at Pride! Saturday June 12th we will …

Reserve your spot for Holy Week Services To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we have re-configured our worship space, socially distanced from others, so that you can attend safely. We have also implemented cleaning precautions for your safety. In order to maintain social distancing, reservations are now required to attend worship. 50 spots are …

Each year during December, in preparation for Christmas, the Giving Tree arrives in our library so together we can share the light of Christ with our neighbors. As with most things in 2020, the Giving Tree will look different this year, but the mission remains the same.  You are invited to select a name tag …

The Community Garden at FCC had a really good year.  We grew tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, a few volunteer carrots along with two unusual varieties of eggplant, one favored by folks from Africa, and another by the Burmese community.  There was good growth this year, and the garden was more productive  with additional bed-boxes and more …

Technicians arrived from Bovard Stained Glass Studios on a rainy Tuesday afterLabor Day to begin completion of the last phase of the “Let Light Shine” windowsproject here at First Church. Fortunately, most of the work was inside. They areremoving the narrow stained glass windows from either side of the chancel totake them to their studio …

vbs sponsor A Camper 2020

Sponsor a Camper 2020 We have delivered at home VBS packs for 52 FCC campers and 45 World Relief youth. If you would like to sponsor a VBS camper this year, the cost is $10/camper and you can contribute in any number of ways… Mail a check designated to “VBS” toFirst Congregational Church 2201 7th …