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We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ in Appleton, Wisconsin. We’re committed to tolerance, justice, service and exploration not dogma and rules. So no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

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Do you want to experience an open and accepting Christian community of faith? Worship is the heart of our life together. Join us on Sunday and learn who we are as people of God!

Do you want to change the world? Our Mission & Service teams work for justice and compassion, and they serve in a variety of ways at local, national and international levels.

Do you want to connect with others? Our ministries for children, youth and adults include opportunities throughout the week-for learning, fellowship, spiritual growth, support, music and more.

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First Congregational’s ministries encourage children and youth to explore their developing faith through learning, worship, service and fellowship—all in a warm and accepting environment. Led by staff and volunteers, our programs help young people develop a solid faith for living as Christians in the context of a diverse and ever-changing world.

You can learn more about our CYF programs here.

We grow in faith as we connect with each other. Our congregation is a diverse, open and welcoming community of Christians who gather throughout the week in a wide variety of small groups.

Explore the many options to find a group that fits your interests here.

From vocal choirs and handbell choirs to percussion ensembles and a church-wide, intergenerational musical, spirited and artful music brings an extra dimension to worship at First Congregational UCC.

Musicians of varying ages and experience can participate. Rehearsals are a great opportunity for musicians to develop their gifts and enjoy time with others. We welcome new singers and instrumentalists on a regular basis.

Learn more about our music programs here.

You can be the change you want in the world! Join one of our mission or service teams that work for justice and compassion on behalf of First Congregational. Our teams speak up on issues such as education, poverty, hunger, shelter, healthcare, equality, transportation and more at the local, national and international levels, and they serve in a variety of ways.

Learn more about our mission and service teams here.

First Congregational’s ministries encourage children and youth to explore their developing faith through learning, worship, service and fellowship—all in a warm and accepting environment. Led by staff and volunteers, our programs help young people develop a solid faith for living as Christians in the context of a diverse and ever-changing world.

You can learn more about our CYF programs here.

We grow in faith as we connect with each other. Our congregation is a diverse, open and welcoming community of Christians who gather throughout the week in a wide variety of small groups.

Explore the many options to find a group that fits your interests here.

From vocal choirs and handbell choirs to percussion ensembles and a church-wide, intergenerational musical, spirited and artful music brings an extra dimension to worship at First Congregational UCC.

Musicians of varying ages and experience can participate. Rehearsals are a great opportunity for musicians to develop their gifts and enjoy time with others. We welcome new singers and instrumentalists on a regular basis.

Learn more about our music programs here.

You can be the change you want in the world! Join one of our mission or service teams that work for justice and compassion on behalf of First Congregational. Our teams speak up on issues such as education, poverty, hunger, shelter, healthcare, equality, transportation and more at the local, national and international levels, and they serve in a variety of ways.

Learn more about our mission and service teams here.