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WORSHIP WITH US THIS SUNDAY


In-Person

Join us on Sundays for in-person worship. We offer a traditional service at 9:15 a.m. featuring choirs, liturgies, and hymns. Or come a little later to our 10:45 a.m. service featuring a worship band and relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our worship services are held in our sanctuary and each service is carefully crafted with music, readings, and message. We hope to see you on Sunday!

Learn more about our worship

Online

Worship from the comfort of your own home and join us for one of our online worship services! Our services at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. are are a live-stream of our services. Once the services are over, a copy will be saved on our YouTube channel to be watched at any time. You can view the services on our website, or you can head over to our YouTube channel - be sure to like and subscribe for future updates.

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Welcome

MEET THE FIRST CHURCH FAMILY


First Church is the oldest church in Crystal Lake. Though we’ve been worshipping God and serving our community for over 175 years, we look to the future of ministry in the greater Crystal Lake area. Our mission can be summed up in 3 short statements. We are:

Devoted to Christ

We seek to share the life-giving news of God’s salvation by inviting others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.

Connected to Others

First Church is committed to healthy relationships across the generations and among those who call this community of faith home.

Sent To Serve

Like Jesus himself, we are here not to be served by others, but to serve others on his behalf (Mark 10:45).

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CHURCH


WHAT TO EXPECT


SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Worship | 9:15 a.m.
Contemporary Worship | 10:45 a.m.
(both services are live-streamed)

Watch services online

GOT KIDS?

Every Sunday, we offer multiple experiences for kids and families. You can download kids worship experiences any time during the week, and our 10 a.m. in-person service is designed for families with young children.

check out kids online worship

WHERE WE MEET

236 W. Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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WHAT TO WEAR

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire. And if you're watching from home, anything goes!


FIRST CHURCH NEWS

Discover what’s new and upcoming at First Church. Browse this section for ministry updates, worship schedules, and all-church events. We also include worship preview and highlights from our ongoing ministries.

View the Latest News

Worship

Currently, we are offering both online and in-person worship. Our online worship is a live-stream of our services as they happen on Sunday mornings. The services are saved to our YouTube page after the broadcast. So if you miss the service, you can always catch it at a later day/time.

Check out our online worship here



WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?
FOLLOW. CONNECT. GO.


We all arrive from different places along our spiritual journey. What’s next for you? Explore and learn more about our church and staff, look over our small groups and classes or sign up to begin serving.





DON’T MISS

WATCH & LISTEN SERMONS


Catch up on the latest sermons from Pastor Lisa. Teachings are available to stream or download and watch later. You can even view a manuscript if you prefer to read.



30Jan

Buddy Break Lunch & Training

Sunday, First Church
20Feb

First Things First

Sunday, First Church (Wesley Hall)
27Feb

Living Room Conversations

Sunday, First Church (Wesley Hall)
20Mar

Living Room Conversations

Sunday, First Church (Wesley Hall)

Always wondering what’s happening at First Church?

We have an email that comes out every week that can update you to the comings and goings of our church! Sign up today to find out what’s happening!



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