The Jesse Tree Devotional

Jesse Tree devotional packets are available in the church lounge. Pick one up and join in the fun! Read the passage, then color and bring your ornament(s) each week to hang on the Jesse Tree in the sanctuary.

12/2 Noah: Genesis 6:11-22; 9:8-13 (Rainbow)

12/3 Abraham & Sarah: Genesis 12:1-7 (Altar)

12/4 Jacob & Rachel: Genesis 28:10-22 (Ladder)

12/5 Joseph: Genesis 37:1-4 (Coat)

12/6 Moses & Miriam: Exodus 20:1-17 (10 Commandments)

12/7 Ruth: Ruth 1:15-18 (Wheat Sheaf)

12/8 Deborah: Judges 4:4-10; 5:2-31 (Scale)

12/9 Samuel: 1 Samuel 3:1-21 (Lamp)

12/10 Jesse: Isaiah 11:1-2 (Tree Shoot)

12/11 David: Samuel 5:1-5 (Harp)

12/12/ Solomon: I Kings 3:3-14 (Temple)

12/13 Elijah: 2 Kings 2:11-18 (Sun)

12/14 Elisha: 2 Kings 6:16-18 (Fiery Wheel)

12/15 Isaiah: Isaiah 2:4; 7:14; 9:6-7 (Stream of Light)

12/16 Esther: Esther 7:1-7 (Crown)

12/17 Daniel: Daniel 6:10-23 (Lion)

12/18 Jonah: Jonah 1-4 (Whale)

12/19 Zechariah & Elizabeth: Luke 1:5-23 (Two Women)

12/20 Mary: Luke 1:26-38 (Heart)

12/21 Joseph: Matthew 1:18-25 (Carpenter’s Tools)

12/22 The Journey: Luke 2:1-7 (Donkey)

12/23 Angels & Shepherds: Luke 2:8-20 (Angel)

12/24 The Star: Matthew 2:1-12 (Star)

12/25 Jesus: Luke 2:1-20 (Manger)

Pastor Emily’s Installation Service

Please join us Sunday, January 7 to install Pastor Emily! This service, in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Association of the United Church of Christ, confirms the covenantal relationship between CUCC and our newly called pastor. Worship will begin at 4pm with a reception to follow. Great preaching! Wonderful music! You won’t want to miss it!

Great Lakes Scrip Gift Card  Order Form

Please consider purchasing gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip program. It is a great way to help someone else at no extra cost to you. You pay the face value of the gift card, and CUCC receives a rebate profit on each gift card you purchase. That money is then used to support additional mission projects.


Generally, orders are due by the third Sunday of the month. Print a form (linked below), include your check payable to Congregational UCC, and place in the order box next to the bulletin board between the church office and the prayer room. Cards can be picked up the fourth Sunday in the church office. (When there are holidays, the schedule sometimes changes.) Order forms are updated periodically, so click below to download the most recent form. Thank you!