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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.

Weekly Devotional March 26, 2015




"Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people."  from Acts 2:37-47

At one congregation I served, potluck suppers at church did not attract many people, but when we started having them in people's homes, the attendance doubled.  People loved seeing church members' living spaces, after all those years of only seeing one another at church. Was that the only reason attendance doubled? Well, in the interest of full disclosure, some people also liked meeting in homes because you could serve beer and wine. But they were drinking wine in the book of Acts, too. From the beginning, the church knew that worship is central, but it's also good to get people around the table, laughing, eating, having fun and praising God.



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