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. Contact Pastor Mary Jo Laabs, Interim Associate Minister for Congregational Life, with questions.

Event/Publication Requests

Fellowship & Wellness

In addition to the regularly scheduled groups and classes described below, the church frequently offers one-time fellowship and wellness events.

Fellowship Groups

Outdoor Fun & Fellowship

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 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.

Check the Congregational Life Calendar for our next outdoor adventure!

Contact: Nancy Brown-Koeller

Wild Women of First Congregational UCC

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! By the way, we’re not really all that wild, so you may need to ask for “the church ladies” when you arrive.

Check the Congregational Life Calendar for our next gathering!

Contact: Sue O'Neill

Wellness Classes

Strong Bodies  (is NOT currently meeting due to COVID-19)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:0010:00 AM

The Strong Bodies program helps middle-aged and older adults build muscle, strengthen bones, improve balance and increase overall physical and mental health. The cost for a session is $20–$25 depending on the length of the course. There are several sessions each year.

Check the Community Calendar for the schedule.

Contact: Nancy Krueger