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 Begin

Jr High Sunday School at 9:00 am:

 Your Jr. High student is invited to join our new Assistant Minister, Colin Knapp, for the beginning of an exciting new year.  Sunday morning Jr. High 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.

Fifth Grade Sunday School at 9:00:

Fifth grade students are invited to join Jennifer Wood, our Director of Children's Ministries, for a year of New Testament study.  In a fun (and sometimes loud) informal classroom setting, Jennifer will lead 5th graders into a deeper knowledge of important characters in the biblical period of Jesus' life.  

Both of these morning classes include 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.




Our life at GUC is all about flourishing

On September 11 we'll gather together for a time of worship and celebration.  It's a special day at Glencoe Union Church because some of us are returning from a time away during the weeks of summer, and because our church year begins again.

This Gather Sunday we're celebrating one more thing.  Our new Memorial Garden will be dedicated.  This garden has been tended and watered all summer long...and the results are stunning. It's FLOURSHING!

Join us for worship and a Gather Sunday picnic right after church.  We'll have a brief service of dedication for the Memorial Garden and then enjoy the beauty together on the lawn, with a meal, games for the kids, maybe a little music.  Please join us.





Summer Worship: Prayers for the Journey

This summer we have been doing our best to listen closely to the ancient prayers of faith.  The image of a tree planted by the streams of water—its deep roots that draw nourishment from the depths and its soaring branches press persistently upward—stands as an enduring image of the prayerful life.  We began at the beginning, Psalm 1, and we will conclude with the final Psalm, 150.

Summertime worship is informal, thoughtful and aesthetically engaging with music, word and visual elements all working on the theme of the day.  Join us this Sunday morning at 10:00.

Child care is always available for all ages at every gathering for worship.

Final Two Psalms in our Series:

Aug 28:    Lament          Psalm 77

Sept  4:    Praise            Psalm 150


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

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