|About||First Church is an Open and Affirming community of the United Church of Christ. Website: http://www.firstchurch1652.org|
|Mission||We are dedicated to extending God's great and life-changing love to one and all, without exclusions and without exceptions. Come and be transformed!|
We are a community of faith dedicated to extending God's great and life-changing love to one and all.
As our pastor declares at the beginning of worship:
"Welcome to all who have no church home, need strength, want to follow Christ, have doubts, or do not believe! Welcome to our guests and to old friends. Welcome to people of all ages, abilities, races, nationalities, and ethnicities! Welcome to people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions! Welcome to people of all political persuasions and financial means! No matter who you are, who you love, what your family looks like, or where you come from, you are welcome at First Church in the name of Jesus the Christ: Jesus who welcomes everybody and turns nobody away. You are invited to live into Christ's transformational love, for God never leaves us as we were found."
As our lives are changed through our encounters with the Gospel, we seek to spread God's great message of love to our community and world by working for justice and peace, by intentionally growing our faith as disciples of Christ Jesus, by growing in generosity in the world and in the church, by joyously worshiping God inside and outside our Meetinghouse, and by committing ourselves to God's purposes in the world.
Encounters with God's redeeming love.
Community, companionship, and meaningful relationships.
24/7 pastoral care.
Life-changing worship services.
Biblically sound teaching that is applicable to daily life.
Opportunities to serve others in the name of God's love.
A truly extravagant welcome.