In person Sunday Worship Services will be suspended until further notice

due to COVID-19 precautions.

Pastor Jesse will video record and publish new worship services weekly via internet every Sunday morning which can be viewed on our Youtube and Facebook pages. Search "FCC Elgin" or click the imbedded links.

Proudly Progressive,

Intentionally Inclusive,
Authentically Christian

Worship Themes:

"Jesus' Jester Justice"

April 5 - Palm Sunday

"Remembering What Matters"

April 9 - Maundy Thursday

"Resurrection People"
April 12 - Easter Sunday*

"Called to Cosmos Care"

April 19

"Faithful Doubting Thomas"

April 26

Lenten Classes Begin March 3rd...Encountering God Through Parables...

Due to COVID-19 precautions, classes will not be held in person. Pastor Jesse will be posting video recordings each Tuesday of the parables, his commentary, and questions for further reflection on Facebook in place of in person classes.

Click on the embedded link above for class descriptions.


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-E 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