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.

The Meaning of Life

Sermon Series on the Meaning of Life Continues During Lent

Each Sunday in Lent, we will gather for Worship and continue our deliberation on what makes for a meaningful life.  We will explore the themes of Responsibility, Trust, Imagination, Acceptance, Vulnerability, Crisis, and Mystery.

I look forward to sharing these 40 Days of Lent…as daylight begins to lengthen with each passing day….as we move toward the day of the Risen Son and together we sing, Hallelujah!!

Want to get caught up on previous sermons in this series? Go to our SERMONS page and listen.

Our congregation is taking on the topic of The Meaning of Life and most Sunday mornings a member takes the pulpit and reflects on the question: What is the meaning of life? On the SERMONS page you will find members of GUC share their thoughts on this topic.



Palm/Passion Sunday + April 14 Worship 10:00am

Join us for Worship, remembering the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem to shouts of praise and waving of palm branches. We will look ahead to the events of Good Friday and reflect on their meaning for our lives.

Maundy Thursday + April 18 6:30pm

We gather for a service of remembrance of the final evening Jesus, with his friends, celebrated the Passover meal. A full meal will be shared along with Communion--all in the Cornell Room. Meal and worship service will conclude by 8:30 pm This is an event for the whole family. RSVP the church office: 847-835-1111,

Good Friday + April 19 7:30pm

With readings, prayer and song, we commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus. This is a meditative and profoundly hopeful service. Together we remember why it is we call this Friday “good.”

Easter Sunrise + April 21 6:00am (at Glencoe Beach)

Come celebrate Easter Communion at the rising of the Sun on Glencoe Beach at 6:00.  Dress is casual.   We’ll gather to read the Easter story as the Sun rises on Easter Day.  Hot coffee and cocoa will be served.

Easter Sunday Worship + April 21 10:00am

This is the most sacred Sunday of the Church year! Together we will proclaim in word and song the Resurrection of Jesus and remember again what this means for our lives and the world.

Daily Lenten Blog

Stay With a Daily Rhythm Following David’s Reflections

Recovering the Pause & Lost Time: GUC’s Lenten 2019  Blog

Each day, David Wood will provide one word, a brief verse of Scripture, and a brief reflection…a focus for each day.

We live in a time when all of us feel out of time.  Lent is a time to recover the importance of pausing, to feel again the sense of time that we feel we have lost.  To “pause” is not to step out of time, but to step back into it.  

Click Here to read 2019 Lenten Blog

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The first two days of the blog focus on setting the stage for the Lenten Season. Each morning David will post his reflections early morning each day. Follow by coming to the website or if you would like to have a blog post arrive in your mailbox simply send David a note ( asking to receive his blog each morning.


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