ATTENTION all Graduates, Honor Students, and High Achievers:

On Sunday, July 18 at 10:00 we want to celebrate you!!


On behalf of First Union, we want to congratulate you on your accomplishment. We know that your future is bright, and our prayer is that God will continue to bless you. We are preparing a live ceremony to honor and gift you. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 18 during the 10:00 a.m. service. You can participate in this celebration either virtually or in person. If you choose to participate in the live honoring, please arrive no later than 10:00am.


There are a few steps we need you to take to get you locked in.


  1. Fill out the information needed. Click here for the Honors/ Graduates form. Or you can go to

  2. Prepare to attach a photo of you in your cap and gown or your most presentable photo. Optional, lWe will have a graduate/ honors page on the website.

  3. Let us know if we will see you in person or virtually. 

  4. Email copy of awards, report cards (for Honor Roll Students, or any information you expect the team to acknowledge. The Email address is 


Remember, this is for all adults and children who are members of First Union only!

We look forward to honoring and celebrating you!! Make sure you bring your family or have them tune in. 


If you have any questions, please email us at 


All the Best,
Student Ministries Leadership Team

Annual 2021 Church Tea:

Our Annual Church Tea is one of the largest and most important events this year. On the fourth Sunday of July we will have an added twist to the Church Tea. For nearly 40 years Sister Jeanette Cade has led the effort in fundraising, membership and community participation and healthy competitive engagement for all of those year. 


First Union is now challenged with the opportunity to honor Sister Jeanette Cade with this year’s “2021 Jeanette Cade Church Tea.” The goal for this year is to raise $7.200.00. Each group is asked to put forth the same effort that Sister Cade exerted towards the many victories she enjoyed.


Captains are needed for the following groups:

January, February, March, April 

May, June, July, August

September, October, November, December

2021 Theme:

Our theme for 2021 is  "Utilizing the Love of God to Reach the Community One by One." Loving one another has been the aim of our ministry for quite some time. The love we are required to distribute should be the love of God. Godly love requires us to seek out the salvation of lost souls. Love that will take the time to introduce the unsaved to Jesus. The scripture references are: Romans 1:16, Mark 16:15, and 1 Peter 3:15.


We will use the entire year to introduce individuals to Jesus Christ. We will make this process personal and precise. Each person is asked to target someone within your circle of influence who have not accepted Jesus as their personal Savior

Media Ministry:

First Union Media Ministry is looking for teenagers and adults willing to be trained on our new audio and visual equipment. Please give your name and phone number to Rev. Johnny Latham.

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:
Every Tuesday, from 7pm to 8 pm, we will have  remote bible study only. We will utilize Zoom for the class. To access zoom, go to our church’s website and click on the Zoom icon.   You can also Click the Link: . This Week's Lesson: "It is Always In Our Best Interest to Live The Christian Life"


If you have the Zoom software or app: Zoom Bible Study ID is: 278-766-9996 and the Bible Study Password is 715186.


The Bible Study lesson will be live on Facebook. 



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 June:                                                                                                                                             Prayer List:



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 2021 We Are

  “Utilizing the Love of God to Reach the Community One by One

















Brittany Baker

Kaylenn Bingmon

Brandon Cade

Janice Campbell

Darius Clanton

Naomi Crawford

Clarise Dean

Caleb Foster

Duwanna Hughes

Daishanna James

Farra Lawrence

Latonia Mitchell

Wardellas Richmond

Erimiss Washington

Jeannette Williams




Prayer List:

Sis. Jeanette Cade

Sis. Naomi Crawford

Bro. Abell Harris

Sis. Patricia Jones

Dea. Eric King

Dea. Eric Hunter

Sis. Fara Lawerance

Bro. Prince Manley

Bro. Murphy Mayes

Dea. Clinton Mobley

Prayer Group


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.