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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.

We're very excited about our 2014 Capital Campaign! Click here to watch a quick video about the campaign, or click here to read more about it. Together we can make this happen. Everyone Belongs, Matters & is Needed.

Get Ready to RUMMAGE!


Our Annual Spring Rummage Sale will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 & 30, 2014.


The sale opens with a 20% mark-up from 6-8:30pm on Tues., April 29, and continues with regular pricing from 10-Noon on Wed., April 30.  The sale concludes with a half-price bag sale from 6-8pm on Wednesday evening, April 30.  Shop and save on gently-used clothing, books, toys, housewares, sporting equipment and more. Local checks will be accepted. Come rain or shine. Stroller parking available.


Gently-used donations will be collected (via convenient drive-through service) in the church parking lot from 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 26, and 1-3pm on Sunday, April 27.

We’ll gladly accept:clothing, toys, books, sporting equipment, home furnishings and accessories, housewares, and small electronics. Unfortunately, we can not accept the following items: TVs, computers/monitors, infant car seats, cribs, upholstered furniture, unframed mirrors, chandeliers, ceiling fans, paint or toxic chemicals, mattresses, large area rugs and appliances.

Electronic recycling will take place from 12-6 in the North parking lot of the Brookfield Zoo. (Items they will accept and rummage will not include: computers, printers, televisions, DVD and VCR players, microwaves.)


Help is needed beginning with set-up on Wednesday, April 23, and continuing throughout the week. Advanced sign up is helpful but not required. Click here to sign up online.

Upon arrival, volunteers should check in, get a name tag and then dig in. Volunteers are entitled to pre-sale shopping on Tuesday and Wednesday.  You don't need to be a member of the church to help out, so grab a friend or neighbor. The more the merrier and the lighter the work!

If you have extra brown paper bags, zip lock baggies, and/or blue recycling bags, please bring them to the Seim Room kitchen.

If you'd like to help feed the volunteers, click here to sign up to bring food/beverage items.

All profits from the sale will be donated to several local, national and international charities, so everyone's a winner. This is a sale you won't to miss.

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