We have returned to in-person worship!

Sundays at 9:30 AM


*Effective 8/30/2021 masks will be mandatory 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


September 19 at 9:30 am:

Dawn Schmied & Beth Claxton will lead Worship

Job 13:3-5

Sermon - "Keeping Silent, Offering Presence"


Link to Order of Service & Bulletin: https://tinyurl.com/ysbekkph


September 26:

Luke 10:38-42

Sermon - "Reconciling Mary & Martha"



















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