A Welcoming congregation

Pastoral Leadership - a search is underway

After much discussion, First Church is in the beginning stages of our search for a Pastor.  We have begun by surveying our congregation about the qualifications we want to see in our pastor and the goals we want our church to accomplish.  We continue to seek the prayers, advice and direction of our friends and associates during this process.

Submitted by:  Mattie Allen, FCOB Servant Board Member

Congregational Leadership

2017 Officers     Moderator: Annie Crump    Treasurer: Dan Dennison     Clerk: Mattie Allen

Servant Board    Board Chair: Joyce Cassel    Board Vice-Chair: Larry Bryant     Admin. & Finances: Erma Purnell     Congregational Life: Mary Scott-Boria     Mission & Outreach: Doris Scott 

Mattie Allen, Christopher Crater, Ronald Herin, Sonji Lusk, Walther Thurman

Deacons   Mattie Allen    Erma Purnell    Walter Thurman

Our Building Partners

Chicago Community Mennonite Church. a welcoming congregation that shares an Anabaptist faith and seeks to witness through word and deed to the truth revealed in Jesus' life and teaching. 

La Iglesia Cristiana Roca de Esperanza

DOOR. Our congregation houses and supports Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR). DOOR is a gateway for encountering the city through the eyes, ears, and heart of God. They are dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for participants rooted in relationship and solidarity with local communities and neighborhoods. 

Wider Connections

Our Denomination: Church of the Brethren http://www.brethren.org/
District of Illinois & Wisconsin http://www.iwdcob.org/
Bethany Theological Seminary https://bethanyseminary.edu/
Camp Emmaus www.campemmaus.org/
On Earth Peace  http://onearthpeace.org/
Christian PeaceMaker Teams  www.cpt.org/
Chicago Community Renewal Society www.communityrenewalsociety.org/