About Chuck Hetzler

Chuck Hetzler is Senior Pastor of the first church in his hometown of Quincy, IL - First Union Congregational Church. His passion is to seek God with others to see God's Spirit move in historic ways today. He is blessed with a beautiful, happy family in his wife and four children.

For His Name, September 14, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.'"  Matthew 6:9 Our first and most important prayer every day should be focused on the Father. We know that He is an indescribably good Father, so we want everyone to how wonderful He is. We want them [...]

September 14th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Christ in Conversation, September 12, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."  Colossians 4:6 Conversations are opportunities for us to lift up the name of Jesus in a group setting or to an individual who does not yet trust Him. Our words can be [...]

September 12th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

The Lord Our Rock, September 11, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul: 'The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.'"  2 Samuel 22:2 We can only count on one thing in life, and that [...]

September 11th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Reaching Out in Mercy, September 9, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-- hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh."  Jude 1:22-23 It is difficult to know how to help people come closer to Christ, especially when they aren't sure if they want to [...]

September 9th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Remain in Me, September 8, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Remain in me, as I also remain in you."  John 15:4 What is our focus as Jesus' followers? What does He want us to do? How do we know if we're living our lives pleasing to Him? Our focus needs to be on Jesus Himself. Our personal relationship with Jesus is the [...]

September 8th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Introducing Stephen Ministry

by Chuck Hetzler By the leading of God’s Spirit, we are beginning a great ministry that will deepen and expand the person-to-person caregiving capacity of our congregation: Stephen Ministry! Stephen Ministry is a way for our congregation to train and mobilize members to provide Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing many different kinds of [...]

September 7th, 2017|Fire and Flame|

Rally Day September 10

Bring a side or dessert to share and invite a friend!

September 7th, 2017|News|

A Target for Our Church, September 7, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers."  Acts 16:5 This little summary verse from the book of Acts gives us an aim to shoot for and pray for with our church. We want to keep growing in faith, so that we are more certain of who [...]

September 7th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Wisdom to be Patient, September 6, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense."  Proverbs 19:11 Patience is a highly valued commodity in God's kingdom. The high and mighty of our world may not be known for their patience, but to God, patience is a glorious achievement. Patience stems from wisdom. When [...]

September 6th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|

Choosing to Serve, September 5, 2017

by Chuck Hetzler "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:29-30 A yoke is a symbol of labor. It was put on two animals, like oxen, to [...]

September 5th, 2017|Today At 12th and Maine|