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Pastor’s Anniversary:

First Union will not have an official annual day for Pastor Foster and Family. However, we will raise an offering every Sunday in the month of May to support our First Family.


Church Tea:

Every year we have the excitement of fellowshipping together at our annual Church Tea. This years theme is “Honoring Those who have gone before us by Pursuing Change that Sets Free” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Each Group is asked to display several individual pictures of those who has “gone before us.” You can play appropriate soft christian music of that time. Your food offerings and presentation, your attire, and your decorations can represent the past. Each Group is also asked to name themselves with wholesome Christian names (for example: overcomers, sanctified solders, praise posse, or Agape Lovers).


We are in need of a chairperson and 3 captains to complete the plan and vision for this celebration. Our Family of Faith will continue with the tradition of grouping by birth months. The day of celebration will be on July 23, 2023 at 12 noon. 


Group 1 - January, February, March, April

Group 2 - May, June July, August

Group 3 - September, October, November December


Please remember that the Annual Church Tea is one of the most important annual days of the year. You are encouraged to engage everyone in your circle of influence to celebrate with us.

First Union Prayer Ministry:

Prayer is a major component of our ministry. Please join us in one or all of our prayer endeavors:


Phone Prayer - Our phone prayer call is every Monday and Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. The number to dial is (513) 386-0000.  The Access Code is 649822#.

Bible Study:

Zoom Bible Study every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Resuming August 1, 2023. 

What’s So Important About Studying the Bible?

It familiarizes us with, and helps us grasp, the whole story of Scripture, and it keeps our souls energized. But Bible study deepens and expands our understanding of specific Bible passages; it helps us sort through hard concepts and gives insight into the context of the Bible.


The Bible isn’t an easy book. It was written by God in an ancient time through people of different languages and cultures than our own, whose immediate audiences were different from us in many ways. It’s also a book written by God about God and the work he’s doing in the world.


A work by such a divine Author, on such an immense topic, should be difficult to fully comprehend. So we’ll need to study and wrestle with God’s words—but it’s worth it, and here are five reasons why:

1. Bible study illuminates our daily reading.

2. Bible study protects us from twisting the truth.

3. Bible study amplifies our service.

4. Bible study opens our understanding.

5. Bible study deepens our devotion to Christ.


First Union has implemented two online giving processes. We will use the Givelify application available through First Union's Website, your App Store or Google play. You may also give through PayPal here on our website ( Simply click the DONATE button. You can also mail your offerings to the church: 

            First Union Missionary Baptist Church

            1301 Woodlawn Ave. 

            Ford Heights, IL 60411

When God brought His people out of slavery in Egypt and into Canaan, He gave them a rich and fertile land. Of all that they produced on this good land, God required that they give the first tenth to Him. This was called "the tithe." The word "tithe" means "the tenth."

The purpose of the tithe was to remind the people of God's ownership of all things and to teach them to put God first in their lives. God is exceedingly generous. He allowed them to keep nine-tenths of all that they produced, but the tithe, or first tenth, belonged to Him. The Bible says,

"All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's; it is holy unto the Lord." Leviticus 27:30

In addition to their tithes, God's people gave free-will offerings. The tithes and offerings were given to the priests of God. This was the means by which they lived since they had no land of their own. God's people were told to bring their tithes and offerings when they came to worship God. God said, "…they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you." Deuteronomy 16:16-17 (NKJV)

God was teaching His people to give. When they gave freely to God, God gave them abundant crops. The Bible says,

"Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first-fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty…" Proverbs 3:9-10

First Union Virtual Worship and Sunday school:

Sunday service and Sunday school are up and running. We will continue to broadcast our services via Facebook Live, Zoom and YouTube. 

Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Sunday morning worship begins at 10:10 a.m. You have 4 options in dialing into the Sunday school lesson and morning worship: 



    • You can use the Zoom Phone Conferencing by calling: (312) 626-6799 Password: 2787669996#.



Service Times:

Curbside Communion      9 am to 10 am (First Sundays)

Offering Drop Off              9 am to 10 am

Sunday School                   9 am to 10 am

Virtual Worship                  10:10 am to 10:45 am

Virtual Communion          Following Worship (First Sundays)

Bible Study.                        Every Tuesday Evening



Happy Birthday Family!!! The Month of July:                                                                                                                                             









Please remember your tithe and offering. You can drop off your gift between 9 a.m. and. 10 a.m. or give through our webpage at (click on the donate button).

In 2023 We Are

  “Pursuing Change That Sets Free




















Prayer List:

Bro. Charles Berkley

Rev. Dyphne Bell

Dea. William Clark

Bro. Joe Cooper

Sis. Naomi Crawford

Sis. Yolanda Echos

Pastor Walter Futrell

Bro. Abell Harris

Dea. Eric Hunter

Sis. Patricia Jones

Sis. Patricia King

Sis. Fara Lawerance

Rev. Joyce Mayes

Bro. Murphy Mayes

Sis. Marge Medley

Dea. Clinton Mobley

Rev. Margret Shelton

Bro. Calvin Sims

Dea. Jimmy Watson

Prayer Group

Michael Cade

Lanedra Cobb

Aaronesia Clark

QuoVardis James

Jaylan Latham

Sylvia Razor



Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Every Sunday at
 10:00 a.m.


Hebrews 10:25  (KJV)

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

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