Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Provided


Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Provided

Stained glass window light falling on the sanctuary wall.

Saturday August 19

Women's Breakfast

Join us as we continue our way through "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith" by Kathleen Norris. We will be meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month, August 19, from 8:30-10am for a potluck breakfast and light discussion. We encourage all women to join us even if they won't make all the meetings or haven't read the book! If you would like a copy of the book, you can pick up a copy in the Church Office.







Sunday August 13

Daniel White Hodge, PhD, Preaching!

With 23 years of youth work experience, Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is a recognized urban youth culture expert & cultural literacy scholar. Dr. Hodge is the Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies and Associate Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University in Chicago. His research interests are the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult ethnic-minority emerging generations. Dr. Hodge has worked in the urban youth and Hip Hop context for over 20 years and continues to focus on justice & disparity issues as it concerns ethnic-minority populations. He has worked for and with organizations such as Young Life and World Vision and has done work with undocumented youth in Los Angeles.His three books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010), Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017) and He is currently working on a co-authored book titled Between God & Kanye: Youth Ministry in a Post-Civil Rights Era (IVP Academic, late 2017) with Irene Cho (Fuller’s Youth Institute). Dr. Hodge and his wife, Emily, reside in Chicago with their dancing/ acting daughter, Mahalia.


Follow Along on our Sabbatical journey

David and Jennifer Wood are beginning their sabbatical on May 2, traveling to sites in Scotland and England, Montana and then to the coast of Maine.  David has created a weekly blog post "A Sabbatical Journal" which he will update every week.  Check in with the Wood's journey away and share the experience of sabbath time with them.

Sabbatical Journal





    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.

    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