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The First Congregational Church of Elgin warmly extends its spaces for a myriad of events, embracing the community with open arms.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of Elgin, our church and its buildings offer versatile rental options tailored to accommodate a diverse array of gatherings. Whether you’re celebrating life’s milestones, hosting cultural events, or fostering community engagement, our doors are open to you.

Baby Shower

For those seeking a memorable backdrop for graduation parties, birthday celebrations, or intimate gatherings, our facilities provide the perfect setting. With spacious halls and serene spaces, your special occasions are sure to be unforgettable.

Artists and performers find a welcoming stage within our walls, whether for rehearsals, recitals, or art exhibitions. Our spaces offer a canvas for creativity to flourish, inviting the community to experience the beauty of expression.

From baby showers to wedding ceremonies, baptisms to confirmations, our church offers a sacred sanctuary for life’s most cherished moments. With reverence and hospitality, we embrace these milestones, providing a spiritual home for families to come together in celebration and reflection.


In addition to personal events, our church welcomes community gatherings and initiatives.

Whether hosting concerts, historic tours, children’s parties, craft shows, fundraisers, or community meetings, our versatile spaces serve as a hub for connection and collaboration.

At the First Congregational Church of Elgin, we believe in the transformative power of community and the joy of shared experiences. Whatever the occasion, we invite you to make memories and forge connections within our welcoming embrace.

Call today to discuss our spaces and how we can work with you.
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First Congregational

United Church of Christ - Elgin, IL


Embraces diversity, social justice, and progressive theology. Open and affirming, promoting love, acceptance, and inclusion.

About Us

Want to know more about our Church that started in Elgin founder, James Gifford's cabin? Meet our Church staff and learn more about the structure of First Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ.

Upcoming Events

Our Sunday services, special musical events, Ministry groups and community outreach offer ways to connect with our congregation regularly. Join us!

How We Give

We believe we are called to touch lives not only in our immediate, local community, but also in the larger world in need.

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