Faith Community United Church of Christ
of Bensenville, Illinois

192 South Center Street | Bensenville, IL 60106


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Sunday, May 7, 2023

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  Faith Community United Church of Christ Bensenville

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


Office Hours                                                Monday–Thursday 8am–2pm                         Friday 8am -Noon

Sunday Worship Service 10:00am

Welcome Rev. Greg Sabetta


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




MASKS ARE OPTIONAL! ********************************************************************
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.  

May 2023 Lectionary & Worship Schedule

***10:00 am In Person Worship and Virtual Worship on Zoom and FB Live***
5/07 – Fifth Sunday of Easter /Communion
Worship & S.S., 10am
Snack & Chat, 11am
John 14:1-14
5/14 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Worship, 10am
Mother’s Day
John 14:15-21
5/21 – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Worship & S.S., 10am
Lesley Buelow, leading worship
Food Pantry Sunday
John 17:1-11
5/28 – Pentecost Sunday everyone wear red
Worship, 10am
Strengthen the Church Offering will be received
Acts 2:1-21


****Special message about in person worship ***

1.) On Sunday morning masks will be optional. Please be respectful of other’s choices.
2.) Communion will be served and held in front of each person rather than passing. Communion ‘packets’ will also be available in the Narthex, if preferred.
3.) Live singing is back! Join us in ‘lifting our joyful voices in song!’
4.) Please continue to use good health practices while you are in church.

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 Rev. Greg Sabetta, Pastor

Early church reformer John Calvin said that we’re all ministers and the pastor’s function is to restore God’s people to ministry. As we embark our new ministry together, I look forward to meeting you and finding ways to engage our mutual ministry, to be a force for good, and to be God’s hands of compassion and healing in our community and in our world. Together we can continue to do great things!

                  Here’s where you’ll find us             

Faith Community United Church of Christ
192 South Center Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: 630-766-1141

                        Mission Moment for May 2023                        

Strengthen the Church Special Mission Offering, Sunday, May 28, 2023

You might have heard someone joke, “King James English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.” Today’s story is about the first day a small and ragtag group of Jesus followers became a church – the church we still are today.  It’s our story, and it’s not a story about everyone suddenly speaking the same language. It’s a story about everyone speaking – all of them, all at once – the languages of each other.  This is not a story about understanding each other. It’s a story about understanding that each of us speaks to God in our own way, and God speaks to us each in our own way.

Pentecost understood this way happens all the time. It happens whenever you have a meal with a youngster whose music and ideas you don’t understand, but who you love just the same.  It happens when you sit with a loved one, whose words have been lost to disease, and so you no longer understand, but you love just the same.    You are speaking the language of Pentecost, when you really listen to the person sitting next to you right now, whose hopes and dreams and visions you have only gotten a glimpse of, even after a lifetime of knowing each other.

That we don’t all speak the same language doesn’t make us less of a community, it makes us more of one. Whether you come to worship this morning speaking the language of health or of illness, the language of joy or of sorrow, the language of despair or hope, the language of a pounded nail or a warm hug, Pentecost is the hope that your congregation can be a place where all those languages are spoken, all are heard. May your community be a place where people, when they hear you speak, can say in wonder “they are speaking in words I can understand.”

Today, many churches receive the Strengthen the Church (STC) Offering.     STC reflects the shared commitment of people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively build up the UCC. Conferences and the national setting equally share the gifts given by members and friends through their local congregations. The funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering, you build up the Body of Christ.
Faith Community United Church of Christ
is a congregation of Fox Valley Association
of the Illinois Conference

Resource Links

Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry

192 S. Center St., Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (630)766-9382

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For more than fifty years our community has cared about our people without sufficient food on their table. What began as an ecumenical ministry of our faith communities has grown to be supported by the entire community – churches, local businesses, individuals, grocery stores, corporations, school districts, social organizations, civic organizations, etc. In 2019 we established our own 501(c)3 as a community-wide, non-profit organization and our Board of Directors as well as our volunteers reflect this community-wide support.
The Food Pantry is normally open from 8:00 – 10:00 am on Saturdays serving around 200 people a week with 15-20 volunteers working five days a week to collect, organize, and distribute food. Clients are able to select their own food as in a grocery store. Clients self-identify that they are in need of food – support is not based on income levels.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place decree, the Food Pantry is now open 8:00-10:00 am on Saturdays only – serving around 500 people a week with 8-10 volunteers working five days a week to collect, package in bags/boxes, and load food into our clients’ vehicles.  The limited number of volunteers is to safeguard the health of our dedicated volunteers even as it increases their workload. Personal protection equipment (masks, gloves) is worn by all volunteers. Clients are given pre-packaged bags of dry-goods, produce, dairy, meat, bread/desserts, and (when available) personal-hygiene products and household cleansers.
In addition to the community support offered at the Food Pantry primary location on Center St., 50 to 80 bags/boxes each are prepared regularly for distribution at Castle Towers (Section 8 Housing), Fenton High School, Wood Dale Jr. High School, and District #2 schools.
Financial donations to The Food Pantry allow for purchases through Northern Illinois Food Bank where each dollar donated translates to food/products costing approximately $8.00 at retail stores. Donations can be made via checks or e-giving, please see address and website above.
The Food Pantry is currently in need of the following items: canned vegetables, bleach, laundry detergent, toilet paper, body soap, toothpaste, adult diapers, and feminine hygiene products. Donations may be dropped-off any weekday 8:30-11:00 am.