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.

Integrity, Wonder, Joy & Receptivity

Come, let’s journey together and not let this season be unmoored from its meaning for us and for our world.  Come, let’s walk together over these next FOUR Sundays as we consider the nature of INTEGRITY exemplified in the story of Joseph; the expression of WONDER as Mary considers the meaning of her unexpected situation; the experience of overwhelming JOY that propels the shepherds from the manger with good news for all; and the significance of the RECEPTIVITY we see in Mary as she responds to the news that she will be the bearer of hope for the world.  

Integrity, wonder, joy, and receptivity—four themes that resound with the meaning of this season…and speak of a meaning that rings true in every season of our lives. 

Advent and Christmas Eve at GUC

Let’s Prepare

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, is a time to settle in and quietly consider the meaning of this season. Some use the four weeks to daily read and reflect with family about the Christmas story. Some work for peace in small gestures towards neighbors and others, bringing the whole family into the work of Advent.

Below is a portion of an Advent poem by the Rev. Allan Boesak, a South African Dutch Reformed Church cleric and anti-apartheid activist.

It is not true that we have to wait for those who are specially gifted, who are the prophets of the Church before we can be peacemakers—
This is true: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions and your old men shall have dreams.

Advent Credo-Allan Boesak

This Advent Season, join us as we prepare to work for peace, quietly seeking ways to celebrate Christmas in our hearts and daily lives.


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!


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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