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.

Lenten Blog: Counting Our Days

Follow David Wood's Daily Blog During Lent

Each day throughout the 40 Days of Lent  (from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday--excluding Sundays) follow this Lenten Blog.  David will be using Joan Chittister's book, The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, as the cue for his daily entries. 

You are invited to purchase the book and read along.  You can get a copy through AMAZON (click here) or we have them available for purchase during Coffee Hour on Sundays.  

In order to be notified each day when a new entry has been posted, please contact David at and you will be notified daily.  

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2017 Annual Report is available

Our Annual Meeting was a time of celebration and decision making.

We celebrated the life we share and planned for the year ahead!

If you would like to have our most recent Annual Report mailed to your home, please contact the church office.  We're happy to get it to you.


REquest For Immediate donations

Share Our Spare, a new outreach organization for GUC, became the focus of our Sunday School during the Advent Season. Cornerstone (1-4th graders) and First Look (our preschool - Kindergarten) took on the challenge of collecting diapers, pacifiers and wipes, all to be donated to Share our Spare.  Those items were delivered (see photo above) and we have made a personal connection with folks on site.

When we dropped off our newborn kits at the warehouse, Ashley Chitwood, the Engagement Coordinator for Share Our Spare had some gentle requests for items based on some immediate needs she's aware of.  Here's the list:

  • Toddler Clothing
  • Portable Cribs
  • Strollers

Please bring any of these items to GUC and we will be delivering them to S.O.S. in the next two weeks.  Contact Jennifer Wood if you have any questions about suitability of items you may wish to donate.


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