Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Programs


Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Programs

Stained glass window light falling on the sanctuary wall.

Get Onboard

GUC Civil Rights Trip

This fall we are heading south to undertake a journey to learn firsthand the long, painful history of Civil Rights in this country. We’re planning the trip with an eye to the interest of families that might want to experience this pilgrimage together.

2019 Trip Details:

October 9-12 

We’ll be visiting: Atlanta-Montgomery-Selma

Deadline for sign up is June 31

If you are interested in learning more about this event please contact the church office.

Summertime Sunday School

Casual format, art and story focussed, experiential with free time to experiment

We’re Meeting on These Four Sundays:

June 30 and July 7, 14, 21

Children, kindergarten - 4th grade, are invited to join Jennifer Wood for four Sunday mornings of art making.  We will gather before church…using the full hour from 10-11:00 to hear, tell, make, create stories and art.  Please plan on your child attending all four weeks of creative engagement and fun, faith formation.

Question?  Contact Jennifer: 847-835-1111 or

Beginning July 7

As has been our tradition we gather during the warm summer months in the cool Cornell Room on the lower level of the church.  We transform the space to accommodate worship in a more casual atmosphere. 

Our summer music will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Hyea Young Cho with A.J. Keller performing and leading music each Sunday. On our first gathering next week A.J. will also be concluding the Meaning of Life series as he shares his thoughts on the topic…likely with a focus on music.

Join us for summer worship. Invite a friend or family to join you.


All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome

What to expect when you join us

Our Sunday Worship Service is at 10 am.

What to expect when you join us on Sunday morning-
Our service tends toward what most folks would consider traditional, with hymns and the accompaniment of our beautiful organ or piano.  We’re a congregation that loves to sing and we are often led in learning new songs by our choir.  Each time we gather, we strive to generate a worship service that honors God, nurtures faith, relates to everyday life — and inspires hope.

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. We believe the Communion Table is not ours, but Christ’s, and so it is open to all.

Following worship we always gather for fellowship and refreshments.  We enjoy getting to know visitors, and it’s a great time to find out who we are, what we are all about.

We are a creative faith community that invites personal spiritual exploration and encourages members to live the questions and serve our neighbors. Whatever your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, you are welcome here as a beloved child of God

Please, come and join us!


(Click any name for more information)

Rev. David J. Wood
Senior Minister

Colin Knapp
Assistant Minister

AJ Keller
Music Director

Jennifer T. Wood
Director of Children’s Ministries and Communication

Magda Ryan
Office Administrator



Find Us

Find Us


Glencoe Union Church
263 Park Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
(847) 835-1111