We have returned to in-person worship!

Sundays at 9:30 AM


*Effective 3/1/2022 masks will be optional indoors regardless of vaccination status per State of Illinois Executive Order. 


We are still live-streaming each Sunday service on our Youtube channel for those who

want to worship from home. 


Proudly Progressive,

Intentionally Inclusive,
Authentically Christian


Worship Themes


June 2022: This Month in Worship


June 5: Pentecost Sunday

Sermon:  Holy Spirit of Translation and Transformation

Scripture:  Acts 2:1-13

Communion Sunday

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/y29fx8b7  


June 12: Trinity Sunday

No Sermon

Scripture:  John 16:12-15

Music Sunday, Graduation Sunday

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ry5yn


June 19: Second Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  Jesus' Abba

Scripture:  Luke 15:11-32

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/mrcy9suc


June 26: Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  The Gospel in Huck Finn

Scripture:  Philippians 2:1-11

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/yc6jbxx4


July 3: Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

(Pulpit supply, Pastor Jesse off)

Communion Sunday


July 10: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  Love Thy (Difficult) Neighbor

Scripture:  Luke 10:25-37


July 17: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  Joyful Generosity

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 9:6-7


July 24: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  The Lord's Prayer: Extended Edition

Scripture:  Luke 11:1-13


July 31: Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  Guarding Against Greed

Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21




















Welcome From Pastor Jesse


Welcome to First Congregational Church of Elgin!  I’m so glad you found our website! 


One of the important affirmations in the United Church of Christ is, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”


Are you craving an authentic connection to God?

Are you looking for a progressive message about faith and spirituality?

Are you ready for a sense of belonging and involvement?

Are you seeking to find meaning in your unanswered questions?

Then FCC Elgin is the place for you!


We’re a spiritual community with a long, rich, diverse heritage here in Elgin for 184+ years. We’re a church that is proudly progressive, intentionally inclusive, and authentically Christian. We honor many paths to God, encourage questions, seek social justice, care for the planet, and welcome LGBTQ individuals and families.


There are many ways to learn more about us and get involved, so please explore our website and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Peace to you in Jesus Christ,

Pastor Jesse Tanner

Pastor Jesse and Family