Who We Are

 

Everyone Has a Place at God's Table

 

Open and Affirming


The First Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation. We have made a public covenant to “welcome into our full life and ministry persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.” For us, these are more than just words. Whomever you love, we will welcome you with open arms.  Our own LGBTQ identifying members can testify to that!

 

 


Part of the United Church of Christ

 

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

 


Making God’s Love Visible

Our Mission Statement


Warm and welcoming, dynamic and diverse,

We come together with open arms

to renew our spirits,

challenge our minds,

and celebrate Christ in our midst.

Excited and enlivened by the Holy Spirit, we are transformed.

Reaching out, we become what our hearts can see.



What We Believe


 

No Matter Who You Are or Where You are on Life's Journey

You are Welcome Here!


We affirm God’s inclusive embrace. Each Sunday as our worship begins we say, "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"  We mean it -- you are welcome to our community. Together we invoke and experience God’s love in community, we join our lives together in service to God’s love in the world. If you would like to experience this welcome – come and see us! Perhaps we are the place for you.

Our Worship


Come as you are!

Worship starts at 10:30 AM


**During COVID we are worshiping on ZOOM.  Times may vary.

Contact our church office to signup.


Parking is on the street or in our parking lot. We have reserved spaces for those with handicap placards. You'll be warmly greeted at the door and offered a nametag, but the choice is yours to wear one. 


Once you walk into the sanctuary, you will see people dressed all different ways. Come however you feel comfortable. You'll receive a bulletin/program from an usher which is a guide to what's happening in the worship service.  


Our service is usually 60-75 minutes long. There will be singing, a scripture reading, an anthem, Children's Time, a sermon, prayer, and hymns. On the first Sunday of each month we share Holy Communion.  It's fine to not participate.

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We want to make sure when you visit that you feel our welcome!  If you need anything, feel free to ask.  Everyone has visited for the first time and we'll understand.  


To see our most recent Safe Regathering Update click here.  Our church has a Safe Church Policy as recommended by the United Church of Christ.  For more information, contact our church office or the UCC.