Weekly Worship schedule & report

What Members are Saying:

"I love the way Pastor Reynolds can make a text come alive and relevant to our lives."


"We're a small congregation but I'm thinking we have some of the best preaching in Chicago."


Pastor Benjamin, Mary, Nannette, Orlando, John - makes me want to make sure I don't miss even one Sunday."


We list recent sermon titles, text and sometimes a brief quote.  Hopefully this list will give you a taste of our worship experiences.  Join us, and taste for yourself!  11 a.m. each Sunday.

April 22 - Pastor Benjamin Reynolds

“Sheeping the Shepherd”      John 10:1-10 (Psalm 23)   followed by the Tea at 4 p.m.

April 15 - Pastor Benjamin Reynolds

“Today Is the Day!”     Luke 24:36b-48

April 8 - Rev. Nannette Banks, preaching

The Wound Transformed Him    John 20:24-29

April 1 - Easter Celebration, with Communion

Pastor Benjamin Reynolds.  

Blessed, Broken Bread and Resurrection   Luke 24:13-35

March 25 - Palm Sunday, Pastor Reynolds preaching

Dirty Hands, and a Changed World  (Mark 15:1-15)

March 11 - Pastor Benjamin Reynolds

The Politics of Lent.  (John 3:14-21)

March 4 - Maggie Brown in a joyous concert celebration.

February 25 - Orlando Redekopp

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize  (Mark 8:31-38)


Billy Graham  died the same day Malcolm X was assassinated years before. Only one would lie in state in the nation's capitol. The tragic shooting in Florida took place on Ash Wednesday when the church enters the Lent season, which is a time of repentance. Anthony Robinson once asked Jim Forbes, his professor at Union Seminary, to help him understand the difference between predominately white and predominately black churches. He says, "I asked because I experienced a power in the worship of the black church that I didn't often find elsewhere." Jim, an African-American Pentecostal pastor, said, "In predominately Caucasian congregations people believe God needs them; in predominately African-American churches, people understand that they need God."  We need help! We need help!

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Experience worship at First Church yourself.  We've developed some wonderful worship patterns and participants always feel welcome and uplifted.  Call 312.780.9228 for details.