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


October 2022 This Month in Worship


October 2: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Communion Sunday

Sermon: Faith Of Any Size

Scripture: Luke 17:5-6

Order of Servicehttps://tinyurl.com/2p89k4mt



October 9: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
Sermon: One Out of Ten
Scripture:  Psalm 66:1-5
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
Contemporary Service


October 16: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Sermon:  Listening Isn't Easy
Hebrew Scripture:  Jeremiah 31:27-34
Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
Pastor Jesse off - Rev. Terry Gallagher leads service


October 23: Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Sermon:  Keeping Score, Or Something More?
Scripture:  Psalm 84:1-5
Gospel: Luke 18:9-14

October 30: Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
Sermon: Dealing With Darkness
Hebrew Scripture: Isiah 42:16
Gospel: John 12:44-46
























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