Important Announcement from FCC-Huntley Concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In an effort to provide the county with the most up to date guidance regarding COVID-19, the county has created the McHenry County Department of Health Resource Guide. This tool will provide guidance on seeking medical care along with recommendations on staying safe during this time. This tool is not designed to diagnose or treat COVID-19, but can assist the community with more information about this new coronavirus.
Please click on the link below.
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Update:  April 2, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,
IL Governor JB Pritzker has issued an Executive Order for all residents to Shelter in Place until April 30, 2020.  As a result, all activities at First Congregational Church – Huntley are canceled through April 30, 2020; including all April worship services. Watch for Pastor Steve’s Holy Week posts on the church’s Facebook page.
Please continue to stay safe, practice social distancing if you must go out and check on your neighbors!  
In Christ’s Love, Pastor Steve & the Elders
Update:  March 21, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
IL Governor JB Pritzker has issued an Executive Order for all residents to Shelter in Place until April 7, 2020.  As a result, all activities at First Congregational Church – Huntley are canceled through April 7, 2020; including the Sunday, April 5, 2020 worship service.  Pastor Steve will continue to post this spiritual video messages on the church’s Facebook page and is working to set up virtual Lenten book study sessions.  More details on that will be forthcoming to those members enrolled in the Lenten book study.
Please continue to stay safe, practice social distancing if you must go out and check on your neighbors!
In Christ’s Love, Pastor Steve & the Elders
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ:
Like all of you, Pastor Steve and the Elders have been closely monitoring the developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in particular as it relates to our own community and congregation.
Based on the recommendations of the United States government, the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, we have made a difficult, but faithful decision to immediately cancel ALL church activities through March 31, 2020.  It includes both the March 22 and March 29 Worship services, Sunday School, Confirmation, all Ministry and Group Meetings, Bell Choir practices and all other outside activities and events.
The church office will continue to be open for business during this period, but due to an abundance of caution, we urge you to contact Pastor Steve or Stacy by telephone, and not by stopping by church to visit in person.  The church phone number is 847-669-3691.
Please understand that even though all church activities are canceled through March 31, the expenses of the church do not go away.  You may continue to give to the church by mailing your offering to the church at our mailing address:
First Congregational Church of Huntley
P.O. Box 98
11628 E. Main St.
Huntley, IL   60142
We did not arrive at this decision without a lot of discussion and many prayers.  The health of our church family and our extended family is of utmost importance to us.  Please remember your friends and neighbors during this time of uncertainty.  Courtesy of Ryan Wascher, let us hear these words from Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky:
Every hand that we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place.
Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of love and concern.
Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise.
 
Pastor Steve and the Elders will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak because it is fluid and everchanging.  We will provide updates as they become necessary.
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For over one hundred and fifty years, the First Congregational Church of Huntley has served the spiritual needs of the ever-changing generations. The Church has always been a beacon of light to the community where people could go for help and be part of a close Christian fellowship. Young and old alike join in to worship, celebrate baptism and communion, sing praises, join in fellowship and prayer, and depend upon God’s guidance to lead us into the future. The church located at:
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