Welcome to the Church of the Open Door, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ! Please join us for worship!

Our Future

10-Year Strategic Plan

First Congregational UCC is an active and inclusive church. Our minds and hearts are open. We offer spiritually moving worship and music, a compelling message, an intergenerational congregation, opportunities for education and study, and a strong commitment to justice and mission in the community and the wider world.

As our church grows into the future, we face distinct challenges: Increasing numbers of young Americans choose not to identify with a religion, the average age of church members is rising, and weekly attendance at churches around the U.S. is declining.

In 2015, the church formed the Horizon Team, a group of committed church members who are studying trends and identifying opportunities for renewed engagement with the church. Using surveys, discussions, and meetings with ministry teams, the Horizon Team identified three aspirations for the church’s 10-year strategic plan:

Sharing Our Gifts

Engaging the Next Generation

Deepening Relationships with Each Other

You can read about these aspirations and goals in our Strategic Plan.