No Matter Where You Are on Life's Journey, You Are Welcome at First Congregational United Church of Christ

Sunday Service

Our worship leaders craft each service around an important relevant theme that has its roots scripture. The music and message seeks to inspire and inform us for our daily lives. Worship celebrates the good news of our God who is still speaking to us through the words of the Bible, through our practices as a faith community, and through personal experience.

Service each Sunday at 10 am.

Special Services

Each year we have three services led by our young people. One is our annual Advent Children & Youth Pageant, another is led by the Sunday School and a third is led by our confirmation class. Other yearly special services include our Ash Wednesday Service, Good Friday Service, and Mission Work Tour Service.

Open Sacraments & Rites

Communion

We practice Open Communion. Which means we believe that all God's children, no matter where they are in their walk with Christ, are welcome at the Lord's Table. We believe in one baptism. Which means that if you have been baptized, no matter when, where or by whom, our church recognizes you as part of the body of Christ and welcomes your participation in our ministries.

Baptism

The sacrament of baptism is first and foremost a visible expression of God’s unconditional love for the child. Beyond that the parents also declare their faith and make solemn vows during the ceremony to raise their child in the Christian faith. If there are god-parents they pledge to assist the parents in raising the child in the Christian faith.

Confirmation

Our Confirmation Program is a two year experience for adolescents entering 7th grade and older. The program engages Confirmands in better understanding and taking hold of the baptismal vows that were made on their behalf. Program activities include: Classroom Instruction; Learning from other Faith Communities; Service Projects and Mission Work; and so much more.

To find our more about our Confirmation Program please contact Martha Mendoza at marta.elmhurstucc@sbcglobal.net. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Marriage

Should you choose our Church for your marriage ceremony, it is a privilege to be a part of this important chapter in your life. It is our hope that in preparing for your wedding you will not only become closer to one another, but closer to God and to our community of faith.

Funeral

In our Christian tradition, funerals and memorial services are important worship services in which we proclaim the Christian promise of the Resurrection at the same time that we provide an important opportunity to comfort one another in our shared loss.  The ordained leadership of our Church are ready to help you plan an appropriate Christian memorial service in our sanctuary or in a local funeral home.