June 30 —Baseball Sunday: Wear your favorite team's shirt to worship
July 4 — Office closed for Independence Day holiday
July 7 — Outdoor worship
July 28 — Fourth Sunday Offering: First United Church Nursery School scholarships
July 31 — Healing service, 6-7 p.m.
Through Sept. 1 — Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
— Deborah Kapp
June 18, 2019
June 20, July 11, and July 25 — One Book, One Oak Park reading group, 6 p.m.
June 30 — Water play in sprinklers on front lawn with lunch afterward, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs provided. Bring a snack to share.
July 12 — Dinner and a Movie: Ladybird, 6 p.m.
August 8-12 — Family Camp
Acts 1:12-17, 21-26
"Who are the people who have been there in your everyday life and on whose shoulders you stand? Take a moment to picture them. Envision your parents’ faces, the faces of your best friends and of your closest colleagues. Not one of us got where we are on our own. Our lives have been full of people who shaped our faith, our hopes, our work, our families."
— Deborah Kapp
June 16, 2019
About Us & Registration Forms
The congregation of First United Church has called the Rev. John M. Edgerton as our new lead pastor. John comes to us from Old South Church in Boston, where his primary focus as associate pastor was on ways Christians live their faith outside the church's walls. John and his wife, Heather, have a 2-year-old daughter, Veronica. They will move to the Oak Park area in late summer, and he will start at First United on Sept. 3. "A growing church is one where the future is dreamed together by the people courageously taking up hard and holy work that changes lives and builds community," he wrote in his application. The entire congregation is thankful for the hard work of the Pastoral Nominating Committee in choosing John and looks forward to our church's new chapter.
Welcome to our new members: Our 2019 confirmation class
On June 2, First United welcomed 10 new members who completed a year-long study in Quest, the church's confirmation process. It's a year of learning, questioning, challenging, service projects, and field trips. Lifelong faith is a journey, as these 10 young people are finding out. Thanks goes to Quest teachers Alicia Reese, Pastoral Associate for Youth and Congregational Care, and Art Spooner for leading the class all year.