"God is love.  There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."

- 1 John 4:17-18


In the face of differences, disagreements, and discord, First Congregational Church of Elgin affirms love over our fears.


Visit us Sunday 9:30 AM to learn more!    


256 E. Chicago St., Elgin

     Worship Themes

November 2023 

This Month in Worship


November 26: Reign of Christ Sunday

Sermon: A Greater Power

Scripture: Psalm 100 (NRSVUE) 

Gospel: Luke 22:33-43 (NRSVUE)

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November 19: Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon: Facing Fear with Gratitude

Scripture: Psalm 9:1-2 (NRSVUE)

Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11, 14-23 (NRSVUE)

Order of Service: 



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