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

May 2022: This Month in Worship

May 1st - Third Sunday of Easter

Scripture:  John 20:24-31

Sermon:  Courageous Thomas

*Communion Sunday

Bulletin/Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/yck68t4j


May 8th - Fourth Sunday of Easter

Scripture:  Acts 9:1-15           

Sermon:  Continual Conversion

Bulletin/Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/2s35upjk


May 15th - Fifth Sunday of Easter   

Scripture:  Matthew 7:1-2, 25:40; Dhammapada 50, Vinaya 4.301  

Message:  Insights from an Interfaith Marriage, Part 1

(Pastor Jesse and Khoa Ngo share about their interfaith marriage as a Christian and Buddhist.)

Bulletin/Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/yz4t84c3

May 22nd - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Scripture:  Luke 6:31, Mark 8:35; Dhammapada 10.1, Majjhima Nikaya 72.15  

Message:  Insights from an Interfaith Marriage, Part 2

(Pastor Jesse and Khoa Ngo continue interfaith marriage discussion and answer questions from the congregation.)

*Contemporary Music in Worship

Bulletin/Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/fzcjt3dj


May 29th - Ascension Sunday

Scripture:  Acts 1:1-11           

Sermon:  Spiritual Truth of the Ascension

Bulletin/Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/29732hyf

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