Sharing and experiencing the unconditional love of Christ by seeking justice, loving kindness and walking humbly with God.
No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Who We Are
We are a people on a journey, open to all without distinction, pursuing peace and love with a passion and with courage.
For over 180 years, First Congregational United Church of Christ has been a progressive community of faith in Mount Vernon and Knox County.
Our congregation is made up of people of all ages, walks of life, sexual orientations and religious backgrounds
Open and Affirming
Our denomination leads the nation in churches that are Open and Affirming (ONA), meaning we are welcoming and honoring of LGBT and all others just as they, you, and we are.
Whether Red, Yellow, Black or White, LGBTQ, Straight, Disabled, Old, Young, or Middle-aged, Male, Female or anyone else, you are precious in our sight. In short, we understand God’s love is unconditional, and that all matter much, and that our wide open embrace comports with that Love and Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors.
Our ONA Statement
We at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Mount Vernon, celebrate that all are created in the image of God, that all are children of God. We acknowledge that we are called to be in covenant with people of every race, ethnicity, creed, socioeconomic group, age, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity as we journey together with our “Still Speaking God.” We invite you all to join us in implementing our mission statement to seek justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God, by fully sharing in the worship, rites, sacraments and ministry of this congregation.
Where to Find Us
Please consider worshiping with us if you live in the area or are traveling through. We would love to meet you face to face and together share and experience Christ’s transforming, unconditional love.
Our services start at 9:30 am Sunday Mornings afterwards join us downstairs in the social hall at the hospitality table for snacks
& coffee. At 11:00 am (Fall – Spring) we gather for Sunday School
& Adult Forum (check schedule for weekly topics).