Our Ministries

First Congregational United Church of Christ is a church that serves our community. We offer several ministries that are open to the general public, and we invite you to join us for any of them.

A Note on Ministry During and After COVID-19

As we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reopening our existing ministries and starting new ones. Keep an eye on this page for updates on what it happening at First Congregational United Church of Christ!


Circle of Grace: A Support Group for Everyone

Life is hard. Everyone struggles. We could all use a friendly face, some wise advice, and a helping hand.

Circle of grace is a group of people who gather to help each other through life’s difficult times. No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, no matter what you’re going through, we are here to listen, to discuss, to comfort.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm.


Confirmation

Confirmation is the rite where young people affirm their baptisms and join our congregation as members. It is also a process that our eighth graders go through to prepare for that rite.

We redesigned our confirmation curriculum in 2021. During the year, confirmands take a class, participate in church life, explore their faith with their families, and more. While every year, and every young person, is different, we hope that this experience is enriching and will prepare each confirmand for a life-long commitment to Christ and the church.

For more information on confirmation, please contact the pastor.


Courageous Conversations

Each year, our Board of Mission chooses a topic to have a courageous conversation about. These conversations include presentations during worship, book studies, speakers, and other events.

This year’s Courageous Conversation is about Mental Health.


Sunday School

Sunday School for youth four years old through second grade meets in six-week blocks, one block during the fall and the other during the spring, during worship. We use curricula from Illustrated Ministry, which creates thoughtful and easy-to-use materials designed to foster authentic faith engagement with refreshing designs and creative activities.

Our fall block is meeting on Sundays, during worship, September 26 through October 31.

You can read more about this year’s curriculum, An Illustrated Compassion: Learning to Love Like God, here.

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