Serving the Community

Food for Greater Elgin

The second largest food pantry in Kane County hosting client-choice distributions offering both day and evening shifts for our clients’ convenience. This style of food distribution has been proven to lower waste while preserving the dignity of clients. Shoppers can receive food twice monthly, and may choose from a variety of products, including meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli, and shelf-stable items, and are assisted by volunteers during the shopping process.

Interfaith Food Pantry

FCC provides space to house the All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry.  Its hours of operation are 9:30 am – 11:30 am weekdays. All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry distributes food to Elgin and South Elgin residents. People can receive food six times from January 1 – December 31. People requesting food must have a referral. Referrals are given at the Community Crisis Center or at the Public Aid office, or by church pastors, nurses, schools and other agencies. Click here to volunteer.

Crop Walk

Since 1983, Elgin area faith communities and civic organizations have banned together in a local CROP Hunger Walk effort to bring awareness to the persistent problem of poverty and hunger locally and globally. During that time, Elgin CROP Walkers have raised over $500,000 (thats 1/2 million!) dollars in support of the sustainable projects of Church World Service and Elgin area soup kettles and food pantries.

Mission Themes

Our Mission Theme for 2022 is "Transformed by Stewardship." 

Join us this year in living love through generosity as a spiritual practice!


PADS uses two types of volunteers: daily help is needed from volunteers to run the shelter. Volunteers come in the evening between 6:30 and 8:30pm to help run the shelter by serving meals, staffing laundry and check in tables and generally assisting in nightly shelter operations. Volunteers must by 18 or older, fill out an application, and attend a training session.

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Soup Kettle

Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The first shift (4:00-6:00pm) involves food preparation and setting tables. The second shift (5:15pm – 6:45pm) serves the meals and assists with clean-up activities. On average, 30-70 people are served by the Soup Kettle each week. Volunteers are needed for both shifts and may choose either one. Please contact the church office to inquire about volunteering to serve. 847-741-4045.

Small Groups

Women's Study Group

Are you free during the day on Thursday? We’d love to have you join our Women’s Study Group which meets on Thursdays from 10:30 am — 12 pm in Fellowship Hall at FCC.  We choose books and Bible studies on various topics and discuss how they are relevant to our lives today.  Many go out to lunch after the study. Feel free to join the group at any time.  

ECO Group

A small group exploring how to live greener, connect our faith in to faithful stewardship of the environment and address global climate change. 

Serving the Church

Serve on a Ministry

Opportunities include ushers, greeters, coffee hour setup/cleanup, sanctuary decorating, and funeral or event luncheons.

Congregatioanal Care

People Helping People!  

  • Meal prep and delivery to our shut-ins
  • Use of needed Medical Equipment
  • Prayer Requests
  • Card Ministry
  • Pastoral Care


  • Garden Maintenance
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Food Pantry
  • Church Office