Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Provided


Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Provided


Summer is behind us... and our Glencoe Union Church fall program is ahead. 

Children and Youth Classes

5th Grade and Jr High Sunday School

9:00 - 9:50 am

 Youth in 5th grade through eighth grade are invited to join our Assistant Minister, Colin Knapp, for the beginning of an exciting new year.  Sunday morning classes are open and free thinking opportunities for youth to ask questions, encounter new ideas and confirm their developing faith.  We believe that church is a unique place for youth to ask and receive answers about their life, in relation to one another and their place in the world.

Breakfast food, served before class begins!

During 10:00 am Worship:

Infant - Kindergarten meet in the nursery area, located on the lower level.  Our experienced staff is ready to meet any special needs your child may have.  Come a little early to get your child comfortable with the setting.  A more formal class is designed to engage the kindergarten age children is also available during this time.

First - Fourth Grade Class:

Children attend worship with their families then early in the worship service they are dismissed to their class with Jennifer Wood for a 45 minute children's worship and learning time.  Children gather on the upper floor to sing, hear stories from the Bible, create stories and importantly create community with one another.




Sunday Morning, October 9, 11:00 - 1:00 Guest Speaker and Round Table Luncheon

Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger are co-leaders ofROOTS, an organization in the West Bank whose mission is to: “Foster a grassroots movement of understanding, non-violence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.”  Currently finishing his book, Painful Hope, Ali Abu Awwad is today a leading Palestinian activist speaking internationally about non-violent solutions to the Palestinian/Israelis situation and also teaching his countrymen non-violent resistance, and reaching out to Jewish Israelis at the heart of the conflict. 

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali.  Ali and Hanan will be with us for a coffee hour presentation and a roundtable luncheon conversation on Sunday, October 9.  Ali and Hanan will tell their individual stories of how their friendship has impacted their lives and inspired their joint efforts for nonviolence and peace.



Gentle Yoga

Monday and Wednesday Mornings at 9:00

A steady and enthusiastic group gather twice a week for an hour of gentle yoga.  Our yoga instructors are sensitive to individual's needs and work to help with strength and balance.

Although there is no charge for the classes we suggest a $10 donation for each class meeting.

Mats, bolsters and blocks are available.



    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



    Find Us


    Find Us


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