WHAT TO EXPECT
We welcome you to First Congregational Church of Western Springs. This is a community where Sunday worship is meant to inspire us to respond to a loving, gracious God during the week. It is a community where people find comfort, respite, open arms and numerous ways to live out actively their call to serve Christ in the world. All are welcome here and that means you.
WHO WE ARE
At First Congregational Church of Western Springs, we seek to be a faithful people, to introduce our children to a loving Jesus, and to live out our faith in Christian mission and service. We feel called to love God through worship, which is the central act of our faith.
We do not take the words of the Bible to be literal truths, but we take them to be eternal truths, which speak to us as powerfully in this century as they did in Jesus’ day. We try to connect these truths to our everyday lives and we lift up Jesus’ teachings of love, justice and peace.
We believe God is still speaking to us and hope our faith will always continue to grow. We invite and welcome you to look for many opportunities to expand your faith with us.
Please click the button below to fill out a form that shares your contact information with our New Member and Engagement Coordinator, Jeannette Lloyd, so she can help you get connected to our faith community.
Becoming a Member
We hope that as you get acquainted with our faith community, you decide to journey toward membership. We invite anyone interested to join us for New Member Orientation sessions, offered quarterly. During these sessions, you can:
- Get to know our pastors while learning about the history and beliefs of our congregation and the UCC denomination.
- Hear about our church’s ministry and missions while identifying ways to connect personally with the life of the congregation.
- Discover how membership at First Congo empowers us to become disciples of Christ.
To find out the date of the next New Member orientation session and reserve your spot, contact email@example.com.
We also offer the sacrament of Baptism for active members (or those intending to be) of our community of faith. Baptism is the outward and visible sign of the grace of God, and receiving this sacrament is the sign and seal of our identity as children of God, disciples of Christ, and members of the church. If you have not already, we invite you to visit our Sunday worship here and then to contact Beth Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to schedule a baptism.
We are delighted to unite couples in Christian matrimony, both for members and nonmembers. If you are interested in scheduling your wedding here at our church within the next 12 months, please contact Beth Tracy at email@example.com indicating your preferred dates/times and estimated number of guests. Based on the availability of our sanctuary or chapel and one of our three pastors who will officiate or co-officiate your ceremony, we will proceed from there. Once you are able to book a date, we will send you information listing our pricing and policies for on-site weddings.