Casual Come as you are, when you feel like it. Engage in meaningful discussion with others. Challenge your heart and mind. All Casual Groups meet at the church. Interested in joining a community group or have idea for one? Let us know by clicking here.








Film Discussion Group

Are you a movie buff? Armchair Steven Spielberg? We’re starting a new monthly group to discuss movies! What types of movies are you interested in? Academy Award Winners? Classics? Children’s? Religious? We’re laying out the red carpet for your ideas.

  •  Time: First Tuesday of everything month 6:30-9:00 in our Starlight Cinema    Contact:  Alan Bayert

2018-19 Film Viewing Schedule





Soul Sisters

Soul Sisters is a safe space for women to be their authentic selves and share, laugh, be social, support one another and have lunch. Women of all ages are welcome. Read more.









OASIS is a Connection group for the local LGBTQ community on issues of faith. Hosted by FCCGE, we meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 6:30-8 pm in the Parlor. Discussions are be facilitated by Pam Trice, PsyD who is a professional counselor and a member of the LGBTQ community.

  • Time: 2nd Sunday of every month, 6:30-8 pm in the Parlor (lower level)  Contact: Pam Trice





Sisters on a Sojourn
A community of diverse women that meets in participant’s homes to read and discuss various non-fiction books, to share stories, and to be in community together at the breakfast table. All are welcome.

  •  Time:  2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9:30 am                 Contact: Cindy Christensen









Amen  Bible Study

A community of people who aren’t afraid to wake up early; twice a month, they begin the day with this informal exploration of our scriptures, enjoying coffee and thoughtful conversation about the bible, tying its narrative to current events and their own lives.

  • Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8:00-9:30 am                Contact: Brian Hamilton






Bible Study Group for Couples and Singles
Would you like to be part of a new small group that will meet regularly to study the Bible together and to share life’s joys and concerns? Such a group is now open for a few more singles or couples. We’ve been thinking and praying about this for several months and are delighted to finally be getting together.
  • Time: TBD                                                                  Contact:   Lise or Mark Lutz (630.917.4872) 


Social Justice Group

A community for those who want to learn more about the systemic issues of injustice in our world, and who want to channel their passion towards progress and change. next meeting: August 21st at 7 pm.

  • Time: 3rd Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm   Contact:  Ida Hagman




Prime Timers 

The Prime Timers are a group of seniors who gather in fellowship to be in community and to plan and organize events and activities for the retired members of our church community.

  •   Time: 1st Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am                        Contact:  Rocki DeVoy





Book Discussion Group

Join us each month as we discuss a pre-selected book. Discussion is held at at the Book Group leader’s home and a light dinner is served. Book list and meeting dates here.   Sign up here.

Interested in joining a community group or have idea for one? Let us know by clicking here.