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who we are

Christmas Cantata 2019
The Chancel Choir presents our annual Christmas Cantata.
Passing the Peace
Every Sunday we greet each other with a "passing of the peace". A friendly smile and warm welcome greets all.
Christmas Pageant
Our youth present a Christmas Pageant filled with story, songs, and drama!
Singing Hymns
We sing the traditional hymns and raise our voice in song!

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.

-current events-

Check out what's happening at first congregational!

monday jan 20, 2020
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

youth service project

All middle and high school students are invited to participate in our MLK Day of Service. On Monday, January 20, we will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. and carpool to Chicago to San Lucas United Church of Christ. Once we are done with the service project, we will enjoy a late lunch together. Friends are welcome. Please save the date! *Adult chaperones are needed.

” Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
                                                          Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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sunday jan 26, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Annual Chili Cook-Off Youth Fundraiser

Invite family and friends to join you for this delicious luncheon that supports our church’s 2020 work trip to the Island of Puerto Rico.

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