Every Sunday you will experience a blend of traditional and contemporary liturgy, challenging, creative and inspirational preaching, and a special time for young children.
Regular Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00 AM and includes a post service time of conversation and coffee at 11:00 AM. Infant and childcare is provided from 9:45 AM until 11:15 AM in McCorison Center, contiguous to the church. We generally celebrate Communion the first Sunday of the month. At First Congregational Church, we practice open communion. Anyone of any age is welcome to participate.
FCC is proud to offer a state of the art LOOP SYSTEM available in the sanctuary for anyone with a tele coil compatible hearing aid. No additional equipment required. (please click on the words LOOP SYSTEM to read more about it)
Sunday morning worship services are audio taped for the homebound, and available on our website. Visit our Weekly Sermons page to listen online or download in .mp3 format.
Christian Education classes for 3 year-olds through middle school are held each Sunday. Our church believes that children are a valued part of church life. Children, preschool through high school, join their families in the sanctuary for the first part of the service. Following "The Word For Our Children," they leave for Church School.
On Communion Sundays: (the first sunday of each month)
Students in Grades 1-8 will attend Church School after the Word for Children as usual. However, the hymn that is usually sung after the Word for Children will be moved to right after the morning’s Message. During that hymn, the children in Grades 1-8 will be escorted back into the Sanctuary by their teachers in order to rejoin their families for the start of Communion. This will allow us to make that transition without adding time to the service and with the least amount of possible disruption.
Beginning next October 2016, we will also start inviting our Middle High Students to remain in Worship on Communion Sundays in order to hear the Message.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. I am extremely excited about this new approach, and am confident that you will appreciate and support this opportunity to incorporate as many of our children as is considered appropriate into this foundational spiritual practice. One of the defining features of this faith community as I have come to know it is that we are deeply committed to our kids, and truly see their faith development as belonging to all of us.
"First Saturday" Worship Service begins at 5:30pm and is offered the first Saturday of each month. It is a quieter more meditative and contemplative spiritual opportunity.
Visitors Are Always Welcome
By God's grace, we will be an inclusive church. We commit ourselves to be a church for all people. In Christ, we celebrate, affirm and embrace the rich diversity of God's creation. To that end we welcome all people into our worship and membership.