Men and Women's Day:

On  October 23rd we will celebrate our annual Men and Women's Day. On this Day we will all come together and celebrate the Lord. Please take the opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors, we are asking for all hands on deck. we need committee workers, greeters, transportation workers, pre-wrapped snacks and much more.

Magical Zoo Light Trip

On December 18, 2022 First Union will take a family trip to enjoy Holiday Lights at Brookfield Zoo. We are currently working out transportation. Free tickets and bus seats will be on the first come first serve basis. There is a signup button on the web page, come to church on the next two Sundays, or call or text 708-912-2928. If you want to contribute finances towards securing a bus, please give your donation to Deacon Latham.

Year End Planning

2022 is coming to a close. it is time to begin establishing our 2024 plan and budget. but first we must take a look at 2022 in retrospect. Please take the time to meet with your ministry. Gather a report of the progress and goals your ministry has accomplished in 2022. Please include a suggested outlook on 2023. Please present a list of suggested goals to help 2024 ministry team.

First Union Prayer Ministry:

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


Tuesday Prayer -Prayer starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday.  A Prayer Request form is located on the front of the Prayer Box on the hallway table.


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.


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 December:                                                                                                                                             









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 2022 We Are

  “Rebuilding On A Firm Foundation




















Prayer List:

Bro. Charles Berkley

Rev. Dyphne Bell

Sis. Naomi Crawford

Bro. Abell Harris

Pastor Walter Futrell

Sis. Yolanda Echos

Rev. Joyce Mayes

Sis. Marge Medley

Rev. Margret Shelton

Sis. Patricia King

Sis. Patricia Jones

Dea. Eric Hunter

Sis. Fara Lawerance

Bro. Murphy Mayes

Dea. Clinton Mobley

Dea. Jimmy Watson

Prayer Group

Sheila Wilder

Aniyah Clanton

Stephen Tallie

Debra Jordan-Sawyer

Jeremy Hall

Adonis Walker

Ellis Simpkins

Sherlon Baker

Yvette Scott

Sheltara Wright

Justin Hurd

Johnny Jones

Misty Strayhorne

Charles Poole

Cashai Banks

Caleb Scott

Takisha Washington

Linda Jackson

Alvin Williams



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.