Building Rentals

First UMC Elgin Rental Agreement
(fillable PDF)

Please review and complete the Rental Agreement and then send your request to Amy Didricksen, Church Administrator, at fumcelgin216@gmail.com.

Dates are not approved until all requests have been reviewed. You will receive a confirmation email when your request is received and another when it has been approved.

First UMC Elgin is open to the public, and several areas of the church are available for rent. We offer a combination of long-term, Shared Space Agreements, and short-term and one-time use rentals.

Whether you’re looking for a facility to host a family party, a concert or recital, a poetry reading, or even theatre group rehearsals, First UMC Elgin has a space that will meet your needs. 

First UMC Elgin is conveniently located at the corner of Highland Avenue and State Street in Downtown Elgin. We have a wide variety of spaces available for rental and will work with you to find the right set-up for your event, whether large or small.

Parking is available in the city-owned parking deck on Highland Avenue and Spring Street. Several parking spaces are available around the church, and limited parking is available in the lot on the west side of the building near Rogers Park. More information about parking in downtown Elgin can be found on the City's website here.

Optional Servies Available

In addition to space in the building, First UMC Elgin offers a variety of items that are available for use during your rental:

  • Tables & Chairs
  • Audio Capabilities (Microphones, Sound System)*
  • Video Capabilities (Projectors, Projection Screens, DVD/monitor cart)*
  • Live-streaming on Vimeo*
  • Full/partial kitchen**
  • Steinway Grand Piano
  • Music Stands/Lights

More information and quantities for these items can be found in the First UMC Elgin Rental Agreement.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) will require an Audio/Visual Tech and/or assistance from the Building Engineer at an additional cost.

**Kitchen use will require a completed Kitchen Addendum and brief review/training with Kitchen Manager