At First Congregational United Church of Christ we believe that relationship with Jesus changes our lives; who we are, and how we see the world and one another. The Christian faith is not a just a religion or set of beliefs, but a way of life with God, in Christ, that informs and affects every aspect of our lives. We believe that the power of Jesus' love is able to break down prejudices and barriers between peoples, liberate the oppressed, and transform lives in ways we can’t begin to imagine. It’s not just news, it is GOOD and life changing news!
Though we are a congregation of about 600 people, we value the “family” feel of this church. As God calls us to be difference makers in our world, we look to have a faith response that is real, that engages the world, and that includes all God’s children with no exceptions!
We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives, as the Word made Flesh that came and lived as one of us, as the one who died on the cross for all the God’s children and was risen into eternal life as the sole head of the church. And while we hold those truths about Jesus and God, we are not heavily doctrinal. You will not find creed conditions placed upon members, nor exclusion based upon belief or background. We don’t believe that every Christian has to believe the same way or experience God in the same manner as another. Every Sunday morning we say, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here." When we share those words we mean them.