Who we are
At First Church we don’t have anything unique, novel, or AMAZING to promote ourselves. We want to be firmly rooted in the vintage Christian faith of what Christ-followers have always believed everywhere. And we want to be focused on blessing and serving the culture and community in which we find ourselves today. We are content being “ordinary followers” because the One we follow is completely and uniquely extraordinary. The community of faith that calls First Church home comes from Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, Woodstock, Huntley, as well as places in between and beyond.
Who we’re for…
If you are a spiritual tourist checking things out, or a long-timer in the Christian Way, or maybe wanting to connect with others who are seeking to partner with God in the healing of the world, then we might be a good fit for you.
What we’re up to…
Our mission is simple:
Devoted to Christ.
Connected to Others.
Sent to Serve.
Blessing our community and world with passionate followersof Jesus Christ, the strategic and generous sharing ofresources, and an invitation to follow Jesus.
When we get together each week…
Join us for worship
Thursdays - 6:30 p.m. Thursday Night Worship (exploring the histories, cultures and contexts of scripture)
Sundays - 9:15 a.m. Cornerstone Service (choir, hymns, a bit more formal)
Sundays - 10:45 a.m. Ignite Service (band, songs, more interactive)
Sunday Morning Chilren's Ministry at both 9:15 and 10:45 hours.
During the summer we also have an outdoors 8:00 a.m. service in our Chapel in the Woods (adjacent to the church building).