Coming to ministry later in life, I find the journey of faith to be enriched by the majestic scenery of our life experiences. The stories we encounter in the Bible have something to say to each of us. I invite you to share in this sense of wonder and discovery as we listen for what the Spirit is saying in our worship together.
I grew up in Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Rockford University. It was after graduation that I first experienced a sense of call to ministry. I also felt that as a pastor I would need to have more life experience before I would have anything valuable to share with others. All these years later, by the grace of God, I feel that taking the road less travelled by has been the right decision.
I graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2014. I was called to serve as pastor of Elburn Community Congregational UCC in 2017. It is my hope that you will find your spiritual home in this welcoming community of faith.
When you come to Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, you will hear us say, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” There are no exceptions!
We welcome all who wish to join us for worship and fellowship, regardless of ethnic heritage, religious faith, economic status, physical limitations, or sexual orientation. We seek to be a home for all families.
With more than 125 years in the Elburn community, we look forward to continuing to take care of one other as we welcome others into our faith family.
As we rely on the truths expressed in scripture, we also believe that God is still speaking to us as we seek to do God’s work in this time and place. “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” – Gracie Allen
Deep Roots in the Community...
Community Congregational Church has been part of the Elburn and countryside area for more than 125 years. Through the years, the church has nurtured the various needs of the people in the area by welcoming community groups and special services to share its building: Boy Scouts • Girl Scouts • Cub Scouts • Brownies • Elburn Food Pantry donation site • Hope Anglican Church
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The Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Elburn is called by God to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and beyond by serving as His heart, hands, and feet through worship, prayer, Christian education, and mission ministries.
Rev. Jim Fisher
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