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Children gain biblical knowledge and receive spiritual guidance through activities, games, and conversation
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who we are

Women's Gathering
49 women gathered together to hear guest speaker, Kristen Mimlitz who shared how to incorporate Yoga into our everyday lives.
"Lifting our voices through song"
Sunday morning Chancel Choir
"Friendly Hosts"
Sunday Worship
Spaghetti Lunches
Fundraising for our mission trip to Pauerto Rico

what we do


Our worship is both traditional and contemporary. We are rooted in the traditions of our faith but seek fresh and creative expressions for today.


First Congregational has a rich legacy of mission work. We respond to God’s call to know and love our brothers and sisters in our community and around the world.


Every group at First Congregational is different and unique. Some share a meal or study a book, but the main goal is to share a life together, serve and draw closer through care, connection, and events.


We are individuals with hopes, dreams, questions, and fears.  We are stressed-out parents trying to lead lives that express our values.  We are children needing positive connections to form our life’s foundation. We are friends holding steady through each other’s peaks and valleys.  We are a community of imperfect people following the teachings of Christ.

We are called to act as Global Citizens, aware of the ways we are connected to all of God’s Creation.  We intentionally seek to nurture the light of God within and share it in a complex world that needs healing. We believe God’s love is inclusive and unconditional.

We believe in Christ and Christ’s work of redemption and reconciliation in every generation.This is why we are committed to listening for God’s “still speaking” voice for our lives and in the world today. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We believe in extravagant welcome and our communion table is open to all who seek to know God’s grace and Christ’s presence. We advocate justice for all including the environment and believe the church’s mission changes lives.

Reach out to Rev. Mike Daly

If you have any questions regarding our church please give a call or send an email. I invite you to catch up on my latest blogs.

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Check out what's happening at first congregational!

sunday, dec 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am

christmas cantata

This contemporary cantata is sure to have you celebrating in the Christmas Joy! Featuring the Chancel Choir and soloists, Michelle Maiers, Meg McGarry, Kevin Loeper, and Al Thurkow. Under the direction of Jim Molina and the guitar playing of Dave Benziger, these fully orchestrated songs will lift your spirits.

tuesday, dec 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

christmas eve

Celebrate the birth of Christ through Lessons and Carols. Traditional and contemporary music are led by the Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists. A candle lit “Silent Night” concludes the service.

wedensdays dec 4, 11, and 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

advent study

Pastor Mike Daly leads our Advent Soup and Study, Wednesday evenings in the Church parlor. Everyone is welcome!

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