Welcome to FCCGE,
an Open & Affirming
Church

At First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, we rejoice in our community of faith, strengthened by diversity, including diversity of culture, economic status, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, and physical or mental abilities.

We affirm that God is glorified when we welcome all people to our spiritual community, as Jesus did. Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

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SENIOR AND ASSOCIATE MINISTERS

“Thoughts from the Pastors”

Rev. Seth Ethan Carey

Fish Are People Too

In some churches, it is taught that animals have no souls. This is typically true in the Catholic Church, which is strange because Catholic tradition is rich with folklore about amazing encounters between saints and the animal kingdom, including stories about the taming of fierce wolves, and the conversion of birds to Christianity. In one

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