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


December 2022 This Month in Worship


December 4: 2nd Sunday of Advent
God With Us Series

Sermon:  God with Hoseph, the Dutiful
Scripture: Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25
Communion Sunday

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/4nm8h5ev


December 11: 3rd Sunday of Advent

God With Us Series
Sermon: God with Mary, the

Scripture: Psalm 146:1-10
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Order of Service: 


December 18: 4th Sunday of Advent

God With Us Series
Sermon:  God with the Shepherds, the Dismissed
Hebrew Scripture:  Isaiah 12:2-6
Gospel: Luke 2:1-20

Order of Service: 


December 24: Christmas Eve

Candlelight Service with Communion & Special Music

God With Us Series
Sermon:  Jesus
Hebrew Scripture:  Isaiah 9:2-7
Gospel: Luke 2:1-20
Order of Service:


December 25: Christmas Day

Christmas Service in Chapel with Dr. Jeffrey Neufeld 

No Sermon

Scripture: Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97

Gospel: Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
























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