Join us on Sunday Mornings
We are a welcoming congregation and invite all to join us on Sundays.
Sunday Services Schedule
THIS summer: One SERVICE ONLY (10:00 a.m.)
From June 9, 2019 through through Labor Day weekend, 2019.
REGULAR CHURCH YEAR: TWO SERVICES (9:00 & 11:00 A.M.)
From Sept. 8, 2019 (the Sunday after Labor Day) until the Sunday after Memorial Day, 2020.
This Sunday's Service
Today’s Topic: Desire is a double-edged sword. Desire helps us focus, but when we get too single-minded, we cannot perceive the whole. Desire forges connection, but…
Religious Education for Children & Teens
Children and teachers begin their summer religious education activities on the lower level on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
regular church year
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Nursery–7th Grade Sunday School
(Note: 8th graders not taking part in OWL are welcome to join grades 5–7 at either service.)
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
9th–12th Grade Teen Programs
After a summer break, Sunday Forums will be back on Sundays at 10:10 a.m., starting Sept. 8, 2019. This lecture series that showcases provocative – and sometimes controversial – speakers, discussing topical issues of the day: the arts, politics, the environment, health issues, education and more. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation followed by questions and brief comments from the audience.
Join us Sundays at 10:10 a.m. in Max Otto Hall on our second floor. Coffee is served, and childcare is available. Forums are scheduled from September through May, with a short break during the holidays.
Childcare for infants and toddlers is available in our nursery on the lower level. For parents who want to listen to Sunday Service but don’t want to be separated from their little ones, the Adlai Stevenson Parlor broadcasts the service as it happens. One of our ushers will be happy to direct you.
After our Sunday service, join us for Coffee Hour in the Leenhouts Common Room — it’s a great opportunity to greet old friends, meet new ones and catch up on all that’s going on here at First Church. Along with coffee, tea and juice, you’ll find signup sheets for events and programs, information about our committees and groups and lots of lively conversation. And our youth group sells bagels too!