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


August 2022 This Month in Worship


August 7: Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Communion Sunday

Sermon: Finding Ourselves In Transition

Scripture: Exodus 3-33 (selections)

Order of Servicehttps://tinyurl.com/55h7zxd4


August 14: Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon: Ok, So Where's the Kingdom?

Scripture:  Luke 17:20-21

Order of Service: 



August 21: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon:  Discipleship Over Conversion

Scripture: John 13:31-35 Matthew 28:18-20

Order of Service: 



August 28: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Ourdoor Contemporary Worship & Picnic - Lord's Park East Shelter

Sermon:  God's Radical Hospitality

Scripture:  Luke 14:25-27

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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