Worship Themes

April 2024 


April 7:  Second Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM

Sermon:  Opening Locked Doors 

Gospel Reading:  John 20:19-31


April 14:  Third Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM

Sermon:  Why Do Doubts Arise in Our Hearts?

Guest Pastor:  Rev. Dr. Terry Gallagher  

Gospel Reading:  Luke 24:36b-48


April 21:  Fourth Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM

Sermon:  Try Them Apples On For Size!

Gospel Reading:  John 10:11-18


April 28: Fifth Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM

Sermon:  Stretching Metaphors

Gospel Reading:  John 15:1-8


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