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Big Woods


Anchored in Christ for over 180 years.

Join us for Sunday service at 10:00 a.m.

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Welcome to

Big Woods Congregational Church

Big Woods Church, in northern Illinois, reaches individuals and families from all over Aurora, Warrenville and its surrounding areas, including Batavia, North Aurora and Naperville.

We invite you to join us for worship service Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Big Woods Church is located on the corner of Butterfield Road (56) and Eola Road in Aurora Illinois.

Our Mission

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The Church is not a physical building.

It is a place you may come to meet Christ and be anchored in Him with other believers.


Big Woods Congregational Church is called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and to all human beings. We pledge our lives to Christ and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of this church and the community.

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Pastor Lynn Cate

Lynn and his loving wife of 40 years, Janet, came to Big Woods Church in 2010. With passion and devotion Lynn has truly waken up this little church with his messages. He is a proud father of four boys. Lynn has lived the life of a printer, steel worker and interim pastor before following his true calling of leading a church.


Send Us a Message

We invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings for service and meet and greet. If you have any questions for us or a prayer request please feel free to fill out the short form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.


Prayer Requests

You’re never alone. Prayer connects you with God and (through the form to the right) with others who care. Your requests are kept confidential and are handled by real people. Our God answers prayers!


Getting Married?

Our quaint little church is a beautiful setting. Send us a message and we will help you make arrangements for your big day!


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Big Woods Congregational Church

3003 N. Eola Rd.  |  Aurora, IL 60502  |  630-898-0451

Special Thanks to Jim Mayo for photography and

Justin Cate for web development and design.