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Welcome to First Congregational Church of Western Springs

We are people of extravagant welcome. Whether you are young or old, gay or straight, single or partnered, happy or sad, confused or inspired, street smart or college-educated, whether you can’t pay your bills or have more than enough to share—no matter who  you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome to join us as we worship and praise the God who welcomes us all.

2014 EVERYONE Capital Campaign



At our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26, the congregation unanimously approved the decision to launch a $1.7 million Capital Campaign, which will run from February-June 2014, with pledges payable over a three-year period.

As of early July, we have nearly 295 pledge commitments totaling near $2.1 million. EVERYONE's support (big and small) is needed to reach our challenge goal of $2.2 million.  Please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to support the campaign. Folks are encouraged to consider making a gift using appreciated securities, which is the best way to give for favorable tax advantages, i.e., avoids capital gains and income tax. (For account information, please contact Lori O'Neil at ext. 221 or Meg Heinz at ext. 210.)

We realize some folks cannot support the campaign or are not willing to do so. Please email Lori O'Neil if you will not be pledging and we will take you off the follow-up list. No questions asked.

To learn more about the campaign by way of printed materials and or videos, click here.

Click here to download a pledge form, complete it and mail it back to church.

Our online form, which worked only with PCs, has been taken down to avoid confusion. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

David and Elizabeth Nehf are one of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee members. David spoke to the congregation about the campaign on Sunday, May 11. Click here to hear what David had to say.

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