About Us

First Congregational United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.

We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive. We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary; and where, together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

Learn more about what all of that means below!

We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ is a church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. We were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation

Open and Affirming is the United Church of Christ’s designation for congregations that welcome LGBTQ+ members. Many Open and Affirming congregations, including us, have welcoming statements that go far beyond sexual orientation and gender identity. We strive to welcome and celebrate all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, faith, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, age, or ability.

We are a Non-Creedal Congregation

The United Church of Christ is a non-creedal denomination. There is no list of things that people have to believe in order to be part of our community. But while we might not have a list, we do have things that tend to bind us together. We often use seven phrases from scripture and tradition to describe these. You can read about them here.

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