WHO WE ARE

ABOUT FIRST CHURCH


ABOUT FIRST CHURCH

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.

How We're Different

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.

When we get together each week…

Thursdays at 6:30pm for Thursday Night Worship
Sundays at 9:15am for Cornerstone which is our Traditional Service
Sundays at 10:45am for Ignite which is our more contemporary service
Sunday Morning Children’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).

OUR MISSION

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Everything we are and do is centered on Jesus Christ. We seek to share the life-giving news of God’s salvation by inviting others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to help one another become well-acquainted with God’s Book, the Bible. We help one another develop a meaningful pattern of personal prayer. And we gather each week to offer our worship to God and the gift of loving faith community to one another.  Jesus Christ is the foundation and center of all we are and do.

  Connected to Others

We believe that the Christian Way is intended to be lived within arms’ length of others who are on this spiritual path, too. First Church is committed to healthy relationships across the generations and among those who call this community of faith home. We have particular joy in helping marriages and families be and become Christ-centered, vibrant, and healthy.  The Christian Way is always a shared journey.

 Sent to Serve

A signature characteristic of First Church is its irrepressible desire to serve others in Christ’s name.  We believe that salvation in Christ not only secures our eternity, but the relationship with Christ provides the lifelong purpose for each of us individually and all of us as a congregation. Like Jesus himself, we are here not to be served by others, but to serve others on his behalf (Mark 10:45).


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Faith Promise 2016

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First Church Leadership

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SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Mornings

Cornerstone : 9:15 am
Ignite : 11:45 am


WHERE WE MEET

First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake
236 W. Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

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HOW DO I GET THERE?

We’re so glad you’ve decided to
visit us! Please don’t hesitate to
send us a message or give us a
call at 815.459.0785


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up, some dressed casual. So be yourself.