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 Schedule

Note: Please check back frequently as this information may be updated as new COVID information is considered by our Safe Regathering Committee. 

 

Sundays at 10:00 AM

*below are COVID related requirements

 

 

 

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 with a "hello" and perhaps an elbow bump. If you want to greet others, please use an elbow bump too.

*Anyone over two years of age will need to wear a mask indoors. We have extra! 

*You'll be provided hand sanitizer to use.

*If possible, please print your bulletin/program at home (comes each week in an email.) If you're visiting or forget your bulletin, there will be a few extras for your use. 

*When indoors, we will all be socialing distancing except within family groups.

*Our pastor will be unmasked at times during the service.

*Our liturgist will be unmasked when reading scripture.  

*Our choir will be wearing special singing masks during worship. 

 

Once you walk into the sanctuary, you will see people dressed all different ways. Come however you feel comfortable.

 

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. More information will be coming on when and how we will celebrate Holy Communion during COVID.  It's fine to not participate in Holy Communion when it is offered.  

 

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.