First Congregation Church of Chicago
Who We Are
Welcome to our church! We have been serving the Chicago community for over a century. We are deeply rooted, historically and theologically, in the reciprocal relationship between education and justice. Our worship services, community outreach programs, adult ministries, and youth initiatives reflect this grounding. Our purpose is to help those in need: to spiritually uplift our community, work toward greater good across our city, and to continually develop new leaders for the beyond. We do not require that you belong to any particular religious affiliation, we do not expect you to adopt any particular belief, nor do we expect you to offer financial support when you walk through our doors. We only ask that you welcome and support your fellow brothers and sisters, remain open to mental and spiritual transformation, and always try to return one good deed with another.
What Members SayAdd your voice
MB Welch BrainerdI love the full-voiced singing, the members' passion for God, and the church's commitment to welcome the stranger -- to love each other, because of, not in spite of, our differences -- and I experienced this myself, in November 2016, when the church voted unanimously to become an Open and Affirming Church.