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


​​​​​​​December 2021


December 5:

Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture – Luke 1:26-33, 46-55

Sermon – “Singing and Magnifying God”


*Communion Sunday: Pastor Jesse will lead Communion for those both in-person and live-streaming during worship. For those joining online, we invite you to participate by using bread and juice (or similar items) in your own home or wherever you are. Let us join together to share in the spiritual meaning and message of this sacrament!


December 12:

Third Sunday of Advent

Scripture – John 1:14-17

Sermon – “Spending Less, Giving More”


December 19:

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Scripture – Excerpts from Luke Chapter 2

Children’s Christmas Program


December 24:

Christmas Eve (7:30 PM)

Carols and Communion

Christmas Sermon – “Inside the Outside Inn”


December 26:

First Sunday After Christmas

Lessons and Carols

No Sermon
















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