Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Programs


Welcome to GUC

Sunday Worship 10 AM  |  Childcare and Christian Education Programs

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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. (The Link to the blog is in the upper right corner of this page.)  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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Holy Week 2018

Palm/Passion Sunday Worship + March 25, 10:00 a.m.

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 + March 29 7:00 p.m.

We gather for a service of remembrance of the final evening Jesus, with his friends, celebrated the Passover meal.  As has become our tradition, we will be hosting our friends from St. Paul AME Church.  A full  meal will be shared along with Communion--all in the Great Hall.  Meal and worship service will conclude by 8:30 p.m.  This is an event for the whole family.  Let us know you’re coming:  sign up during Coffee Hour all call the church office.

Good Friday + March 30
7:30 p.m.

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 Worship

Easter Sunrise + April 1
6:15 a.m.(at Glencoe Beach) 

Come celebrate Easter on Glencoe Beach at 6:00 a.m. Dress is casual.   We’ll gather to read the Easter story and pray in Easter Day.  Warm coffee and cocoa will be served.

Easter Sunday Worship + April 1
10:00 a.m. 

This is the most sacred Sunday of the Church year!  Along with our Chancel Choir and other special music, together we will proclaim in word and song the Resurrection of Jesus and remember again what this means for our lives and the world.  Alleluia!  Christ is Risen! 


Child care for infant - kindergarten and a special Easter Egg Hunt for all children will follow the 10:00 a.m. morning worship.


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