Up Coming Events

Eastertide 2019 Schedule

  • Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday (11 am).
  • Thursday, April 18 - Maundy Thursday Lovefeast & Communion (6:30 pm).
  • Friday, April 19 - Roca Good Friday Service (7 pm).
  • Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday (11 am) with Holy Communion & a trumpeter.

All Church Retreats - #2 on May 4, 2019

Join us for the second in our four planned 2019 Retreats.  We enjoy a day together, pray and think about our congregation and her mission.  

9:30 am - 2 pm at the church.  Please join us.

Summer Garden Evenings

  • Cultivating Love, Peace & Justice in our community garden:
  • Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth) 6 pm
  • Wednesday, July 31 (Midsummer's Eve) 6 pm
  • Wednesday, August 28  (Back-to-School)  6 pm

Migration and Us - 3 Sundays in July 2019

"Shared Stories.  Building relationships through migration stories."  A collaboration of First Church and Chicago Community Mennonite Church.  July 14, 21 & 28

Recent events

Pentecost Sewing Circle


On May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday, we celebrated the winds of the Holy Spirit with a sewing circle focused on Black Lives Matter.  See more below.  

Pictures & Memories

Easter Celebration 2018


We had a glorious day.  A Sermon about Bread and Resurrection, Families, a great spirit.

Click here for a few pictures

The Final March (MLK Observance)


On April 4, 2018 we marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death.  Music, memories, the beloved community.  

See pictures, download the Program here

Maggie Brown at First Church - March 4, 2018


Maggie Brown, carrying the torch of her father, Oscar Brown, Jr,, gave us an enchanting morning.

Pictures, video & memories of Maggie Brown