Faith Community United Church of Christ, 
Bensenville, Illinois

         

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

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  Faith Community United Church of Christ Bensenville

192 S. Center Street, Bensenville, Illinois 60106
(630) 766-1141

Email: faithcommunityucc@sbcglobal.net

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 2:00pm

Friday 8:00am -12:00 noon

Sunday Worship Service 10:00am

Faith Community In Action

 
Christmas Pageant
 

Vacation Bible School 

 
 
 
To see more pictures go to Calendar, Past Events.
 
 
 
We Are OPEN! We Are Safe! WE MISS YOU!
Faith Community’s doors are open for in-person “LIVE” worship.  We know that some of you have enjoyed watching us on Facebook live and Zoom.  Would you consider joining us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the church?

Everything is clean and we are socially distanced.  Our “core” group of faithful members have returned.  We’re hoping you will feel comfortable enough to unite with us in praise and prayer. 

Matthew 18:20.  “For when two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

 GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME!

LIVE WORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL!

COME AND BE INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!

MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED!
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The members of Faith Community UCC greet you, and thank you for visiting our Faith Community United Church of Christ website.  FCUCC is a congregation of caring and loving people who together are committed to be the embodiment of Christ’s loving and compassionate ministry in the Bensenville community and beyond.  This is a church where all are welcomed to share with us in experiencing (or discovering for the first time) what it is to be a faithful follower of Jesus the Christ.  While we know that we are not perfect, we do try to be loving and welcoming to everyone who joins us in striving to find a better relationship with Jesus, each other and our world.
Whether you are just visiting the Bensenville area or are exploring our village churches in search of a new faith community to call your home, we hope that you will consider Faith Community United Church of Christ.  You are always invited to drop in and experience our worship celebration with us on Sunday morning, and to learn more about what FCUCC has to offer you.  
 

Lectionary & Worship Schedule

***10:00 am In Person Worship and Virtual Worship on Zoom and FB Live***
January 2 ~ Second Sunday after Christmas
Sacrament of Holy Communion
John 1:1-18
January 9 ~ First Sunday after Epiphany  ~ Three Kings Day
Matt 2:1-12
January 16 ~ Second Sunday after Epiphany
Food Pantry Sunday
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
January 23 ~ Third Sunday after Epiphany
FCUCC Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following worship
John 2:1-11
January 30 ~ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Chicago Theological Seminary Student, Lesley Buelow, will be preaching
Luke 4:14-21

 

 
****Special message about in person worship Guidelines***
1.) On Sunday morning, masks will be recommended. We will have hand sanitizer for each person upon entry into the church. We will take attendance.
2.) The Great Hall door on Center St. will be the main entrance.
3.) As you enter, offering plate will be on stand by the sanctuary door – please leave your offering in the plates.
4.) When seated, please remain in your seat. Elizabeth has cleaned (and will continue to clean after each worship service) all the pews with disinfectant and vacuum the pew pads. 
5.) Please observe the protocol for washing hands listed in each restroom. 
 
 

E-Giving at Faith Community

We have an exciting new way of giving at Faith Community. You can now set up your offerings to be made directly to the church from your checking or savings account, eliminating the need to write a check. Offerings can be made at any time and to whatever ministry of the church that you choose (i.e., General Fund, Building Fund, Christmas, Easter, church missions). You can set up your offerings weekly, monthly, or at any interval you choose. You can set up an account today by clicking here.
Our partner in e-giving is Vanco Services. Vanco is the financial technology company that has been chosen by the United Church of Christ. It provides secure electronic giving to more than 10,000 churches. Your information provided to Vanco Services is safe and is kept strictly confidential.
Vanco is integrated with our church software, and your offerings are automatically recorded in your giving record. It eliminates the need for our church office to manually record your offerings.
If you have any questions, please call the church office at 630-766-1141

 

Greetings From Pastor Philip Price, Interim Minister

I am so excited to have been selected to be your transitional minister! 

This “in-between” time is a critical time in the life of a church.  The work that we do now helps the church to know itself and to make the right choice.  Being clear on who you are is the most important factor in finding someone who will be a great match for your church.  We have remembering, dreaming and connecting to do.  Remembering will help us to mine the rich history of Faith Community UCC as there are elements of your past to be celebrated and reexamined.  Some of them may become beacons or guiding lights into your future.  Others may have lived out their purpose and are no longer expedient or necessary and must be let go to reach for ministry opportunities that are in front of us right now.  Dreaming will help us to be open to the Spirit and will remind us that God never expects us to be perfect or powerful, only available.  We will also work on strengthening the bonds between the members, with our denomination and with our community.   When Spirit meets available hearts, amazing things happen! 

My wife Vicki, and I, live in Glen Ellyn.  We have six children, most of them launched, one still in university.  And, we have five grandchildren!       

I have served large and small churches in Canada, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.  I have been the called minister in many of them and an Intentional Interim in several.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and together creating the vision and doing the work of discernment that will bring the next chapter of your ministry in Bensenville into being.

Pastor Phil     

Here’s where you’ll find us

Faith Community
United Church of Christ
192 S. Center Street
Bensenville, Illinois 60106
(630) 766-1141 
 
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 12:00 noon
 
Services:
Sunday Worship 10:00am
 
 
Use The Contact Form Below To Get In Touch With Us
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Mission Moment for January 2022

Extravagant Sign ~ John 2:1-11

Weddings join more than the people being married. They join families, traditions, and stories. Generations come together. Children who were strangers become cousins. Two become one in many ways. In this story told in John’s Gospel, there is a wedding with a problem.  The wine has run out.  Jesus is there, with his mother. In the hands of this gospel author that situation turns into an opportunity to make a point about a moment in the first century when the religious landscape was changing.  This is a story about the transformation of traditions.

During the time that John’s Gospel came into being, synagogues were being disrupted by Jews who were proclaiming a new religious vision within the context of Judaism.  Their voices were raised in worship and community gatherings. What they proclaimed was disruptive to the religious traditions of their day. They were saying that a carpenter’s son who was crucified by Roman guards was the Messiah for whom they have been waiting. Talk about conflict! Talk about turmoil! It must have been hard for everyone.  John’s gospel emerged in the middle of this commotion. That is why this Gospel often takes traditional religious symbols of its day and puts them in the hands of Jesus who transforms them.

The jugs that Jesus fills with wine were used for religious rituals of cleansing.  What was sacred and symbolic is, after Jesus gets through with them, now filled with wine…a symbol of celebration and newness.  There are many ways we can think about this.  One is that by using ritual vessels for wine Jesus joins what we think of as ordinary with our sacred practices.

Many of our churches experiment with new ways of worship and new ways of transforming old traditions.  In Cleveland, at our own Amistad Chapel, in the summer of 2018, artists gathered from all over the country.  They were visual artists, dancers, scholars of liturgy, writers, and storytellers.  They gathered to create and wonder and experiment and discover a new language of our faith – a language for a new century already well underway.  They gathered to develop resources for the local church and to support our justice work, and they all came to share how the sacred speaks through our creative selves made in God’s image.  One of the participants, Rev. Erin Beardemphl said this about art,” “If we could, in our churches and in our communities, show people that they really are creative beings, I expect the world would be so much more loving.” Like what Jesus did at the wedding, they were filling old vessels with new wine.

 
Faith Community United Church of Christ is supported by the
Fox Valley Association
and
Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ

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