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

September 22, 2019 | 9:00 am

“When Life Upends Us”

Today’s Topic: Balancing our expectations and responsibilities is difficult when we can’t predict the future. How do we regain our balance when life brings surprises?…

View scheduled Upcoming Sunday Services

Religious Education for Children & Teens

summer 2019

10:00 a.m. 
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

Learn more about Religious Education programs.

Sunday Forum

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.

View scheduled Sunday Forum topics.

Child Care

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.

View our child care policies.

Coffee Hour

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!