Our Sunday morning services blend traditional
and more contemporary elements to connect us with our past while remaining relevant in the present.
We hold a progressive theology and practice an open-minded faith that embraces spiritual growth, learning and reason. Sermons are rooted
in the biblical story while seeking to draw connections of meaning and guidance to our lives today.
Our Open Door/Sunday Bulletin is posted every Friday prior to the upcoming Sunday service.
The Order of Worship section in the bulletin will tell you who's preaching, the sermon title and scripture readings.
You are not alone—people in our congregation come from a variety of faith backgrounds, including none at all. Although we are a Christian church, we are truly an interfaith congregation in our experiences. When you visit
for worship, pick up a copy of the Sunday bulletin from an usher and just follow along. If you would like a tour
of the church before or after worship, we are happy to show you around.
As an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation of the United Church of Christ, First Congregational offers
an unqualified welcome to all. We hold an attitude of inclusiveness that embraces diversity wherever we find it.
We honor and value each person as God created them without attempting to “fix” or “change” them, and we have been privileged to celebrate same-gender weddings at our church for several decades.
Children in Worship
Children start each Sunday in the Sanctuary with their families at 9:30 AM. After the Children’s Message
(around 9:45 AM,) they walk together to Children’s Ministry, where they can be picked up after worship.
During the summer, children ages 3-10 remain
in the Sanctuary. We provide books and quiet activities
in our PRAYground to engage children in the morning’s lesson in age-appropriate ways.
Throughout the year, childcare is available for infants and toddlers.
See Childcare & Children’s Ministry for more details.
To read more about programs for children and youth, visit the Children, Youth & Families (CYF) section of this website.
You are welcome to participate in the life of the church whether
or not you are a member. For those wishing to become members,
we offer one-day Membership Exploration classes several times each year. These classes, led by our staff and church members, provide information about the church and the United Church of Christ.
Join us for Communion
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month.
We believe that God’s Communion table is open; all are welcome to partake of the elements. The bread served is gluten free.