Fall Worship Schedule

2017 Worship and Preaching Schedule Fall/Advent/Christmas

Worship Every Sunday at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

September 24 
The Day They Called the NLRB
Matthew 20:1-16
Preacher: Pastor Scott

October 1
Two Brothers and a Good News/Bad News Story

Matthew 21:23-32
Preacher: Pastor Scott
Holy Communion at both worship hours

First Church Mission

Everything we are and do is centered on Jesus Christ. We seek to share the life-giving news of God’s salvation by inviting others into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to help one another become well-acquainted with God’s Book, the Bible.

Sunday Morning Sunday School

We have two Sunday School hours (9:15 and 10:45 a.m.). All of us (children, youth, and adults) begin the hour in the sanctuary with worship. In the early part of the service, the children will be dismissed for Sunday School. Our Sunday School this year (Sept – May) will be organized according to six-week long themes, multiple learning stations/activities, and age-appropriate groups. 

First Things First


Taking The Next Step Of Connecting With First Church

Sunday, October 1
Sunday, November 5
12:00 (Noon) – 1:00 p.m
Childcare provided

Interested in taking a next step in connecting with First Church as your church home?

First Church Leadership

Who Leads First Church of Crystal Lake?
A LOT of us….!

Here’s a listing of our decision-making teams
The majority of these teams are comprised of First Church members and participants who have been contacted by the Nominations and Leadership Development Team, recommended to the annual congregational meeting (Church Conference) for their particular leadership position and then elected by the annual congregational meeting.


In February 1836, Beman Crandall stopped his covered wagon somewhere in Crystal Lake, declared, “It is good. Let us stay here,” and thus became our town’s first settler. Not long after, George Stickney, Christopher Walkup, Uriah Cottle, and A.W. Beardsley came to what is now Nunda Township (the area generally north of the present Crystal Lake Ave., and East of Walkup), pronounced - Nun-day, and became instrumental in establishing the community’s first church, which was known as the Virginia Church.