Returning to In-person Worship March 7, 2021 @ 9:30AM

We will begin holding our worship service in-person starting March 7, 2021.

When we return, we will observe COVID-19 precautions by

wearing masks, social distancing, etc.

We will continue 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:

"The What and Why of ONA" 

February 7

"Gender Identifty and Sexual Orientation"

February 14

"Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality"

February 21

 "Mental and Physical Ability"

February 28


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