Proudly Progressive,

Intentionally Inclusive,
Authentically Christian


Worship Themes


January 2023 This Month in Worship


January 8: Baptism of the Lord

Sermon:  Baptism: A Social-Spiritual Sacrament for Today
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9 (NRSV)
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
Communion Sunday

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/4nm8h5ev


January 15: Second Sunday After Epiphany

Sermon: A Better Atonement

Scripture: Psalm 40:1-11

Gospel: John 1:29-42

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/murv9rwv



January 22: Third Sunday After Epiphany

Sermon: (Comm)Unity in Divided Times

Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3 (NRSV)

Gospel: Philippians 2:1-5 (NRSV)

Order of Service: https://tinyurl.com/4m3htetb























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