2012 September - The Immigrant Welcoming Congregations of the Fox Valley will hold a Deferred Action/DREAM Relief education event on September 29, 2012. Our church is represented in this organization. (Spanish Press Release)
2011 August First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Greg Schneck-Skiba on August 14th as he steps down after 14 years of service. A special worship service and celebration party is being planned.
Articles and Media Coverage
2011 November 10 - Naperville Sun Church’s Mission: 1 — feeding hungry: Volunteers at First Congregational Church of Christ help to pack food items donated for Loaves and Fishes. By Wendy Foster
2Q11 UCC Disaster Recovery Volunteers Compassion in Action
2Q11 UCC Storm Appeal UCC issues $250,000 Appeal for Spring Storms
2011 March - Naperville Patch - Rev. Mark Winters' article "Do You Hear the People Sing?"
1/17/11 - Daily Herald - "Aurora man helps Naperville church work for justice"
10/17/2010 - Naperville Patch – Rev. Mark Winters article, "Thanks For Atheists"
2010 April - Naperville Sun - Over the past 20 years our congregation has participated actively in the annual "CROP Walk to End Hunger" both by providing walkers who raise funds and as financial contributors. 25% of raised money is given to local hunger oriented agencies, like Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry on Fifth Avenue. The amount raised from our last October Naperville CROP Walk, over $60,000, brought our local multiyear total to over $1 Million.
"I am grateful to be part of this church body because I believe it is a place for selfless giving in a sometimes selfish community, and because it amplifies our individual gifts."