Togetherness—the heart of our community.

Bobbing for apples at the 2013 Rally Sunday picnicAt First Congregational, our goal is . . .

to become a community so suffused with Christ's love that strangers are welcomed,
the barriers that separate us from others are overcome,
and those different from us become our friends.

It’s not just on Sundays that First Congregational members come together to express an extravagant welcome to our guests and connect with each other. Frequent brunches, programs and outings bring opportunities throughout the year embrace the social reality of our shared spiritual journey.  Our fellowship groups are listed below. See Adult Ministries News to learn about seasonal events at First Congo.

Fellowship Groups


Meetings as announced.

Those of us who identify as LGBTQ understand that there are a wide variety of challenges facing us every day. This group seeks to reach out to those in the community who identify as LGBTQ to offer opportunities for support, education and growth in the Christian faith. With a strong dose of fun and fellowship, the LGBTQ Group is committed to taking on a visible role in First Congo life and welcoming newcomers who may identify as LGBTQ.


Sunset over calm water.We're O.F.F.! Outdoor Fun and Fellowship is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know one another at First Congregational while enjoying the abundance of nature centers, parks, trails and natural resources we have been blessed with in the Fox Cities area. These outings all take place within one hour of Appleton, and there are activities of various types and skill levels. View our complete schedule.

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00–8:00 PM  at Stone Cellar Brewpub

Looking for a night of fun and fellowship? Women of all ages are invited to join this informal gathering. Have a meal or beverage or both! Not really as wild as they sound, you may need to ask for "the church ladies" when you arrive.