ABOUT US

We the people of Plainfield Congregational Church United Church of Christ seek to be a community of Christians who celebrate - and live in - openness to the voice of the still-speaking God.  We celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of each expression of God's diverse family, as well as our oneness in Christ.

ADDRESS

24020 West Fraser Road

Plainfield, IL 60586

Phone: 815-436-9441

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Plainfield Congregational Church, UCC

Outreach Missions 

PCCUCC provides outreach to the Plainfield community and wider areas through a multitude of outreach missions. On a regular basis, we support local organizations such as: 

Morning Star Mission: 

Morning Star Mission has been providing shelter, food, clothing, and hope to those in need in Joliet since 1909. On the first Saturday of every month, our church serves lunch at the mission. At Easter and Christmas, we host a gift-giving exchange to benefit families and children. 

Growing Hope Globally: 

Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) is a Christian-based program that promotes self-sufficiency by providing food, seed, education, supplies, and tools for hungry people and poorly equipped farmers in underdeveloped nations. We partners with several other Illinois churches from different denominations to raise funds for the Foods Resource Bank each year. Nearly $700,000 has been raised since this partnership began 10 years ago.

 

We also seek to improve the spirit of fellowship among our congregation by organizing holiday meals and special events, as well as year round commitments such as prayer chains and emergency meals.  All of these ministries strengthen the life of the congregation, nurture its members, and empower us to be "a joyous family where all are welcome to grow in faith and love."

Five for Five Special Mission

In addition, we also partner with the UCC to support the Five for Five Special Mission Offerings. These special offerings contribute to wider ministries in the U.S. and around the world. 

One Great Hour of Sharing

Channels resources for international programs in health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries, and both international and domestic disaster response.

Strengthen the Church

Re-imagines and builds the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC does not have a strong presence. Its also provides support for existing church's new initiatives. 

Neighbors in Need

This special mission offering supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM) and the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

The Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that provides direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties.