All are welcome and respected in our caring, friendly Christian community.


Please join us for worship service this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

 (For Peace Village information please click on the PEACE VILLAGE link located in the right column or use this URL:

– We are a justice seeking, kindness loving Christian community that tries to walk humbly with our God.

-First Congregational UCC is an “open and affirming” congregation, which means we love and respect and hold out our open doors to all people. 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.
-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).

-We take our faith seriously and ourselves less so.

-We like to have fun and you will hear lots of laughter when you come to First Congregational UCC.
-May God richly bless you this day and every day.

– TO LEARN MORE ABOUT US go to the “about us” link on the upper right side of this page or feel free to look on the other links and pages.


5 thoughts on “All are welcome and respected in our caring, friendly Christian community.

  1. This is an amazing church filled with a very friendly love-oriented and justice seeking congregation. Plus the lovely old building is very Sacred feeling. All around a truly Holy place.

  2. I was a baby when I started going to First Congregational United Church of Christ 37 years ago. I have a life time of fun, kind and treasured memories at FCUCC. The kindness here is abundant. We don’t always agree but we accept each other and our differences. After my husband and I were married we chose FCUCC for our family. We wanted to sit among a congregation who welcomes and loves everyone who walks through the door, that was very important to us. We want our children to learn from their church that God Loves Us ALL and we shouldn’t judge others on their differences. I find the sermons thoughtful & inspiring and the music powerful & uplifting. It’s a wonderful place to be at 9:30 am on a Sunday morning. I feel blessed to be a part of the FCUCC family.

  3. I LOVE this church! I’m there for the social justice work, the kind and loving people, the holiness in the air, the freedom to speak my mind and be listened to with civility, the music, Hot Meals on Tuesdays, the gorgeous sanctuary, the history, the learning and the theology, the library … well, I could go on and on. FCUCC is HOME.

  4. I chose to join The First Congregational United Church of Christ in the 1980’s, after I attended, as a guest with my dear friend, Mary Chrise. We had been friends since 1955. After a while, I became a member because of the accepting, non judgmental way of the members.

  5. although i no longer am a member of first congregational united church of christ i remember my years there fondly. i led and served on more committees than i wish to remember, was a youth leader, taught sunday school, a member of bell and voice choirs. my wife was baptized in this church, found her call to seminary in this church and we now live in tiffin, ohio where she serves as pastor of st. john’s united church of christ. yes, this church has been a spiritual well for us both. if you are in the area, please come, if only to view the anti-slavery stain glass window. you see, first was a social justice church long before the term was coined in this country. it was born out of a split with the presbyterian church over the slavery issue and has a direct link to the lane rebels,oberlin college and abolitionists. at first, today, you will truly find that god is still speaking and love and justice not judgment is the hallmark of jesus teaching and christian ethic. william

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