Mission, Purpose and Vision

Our Mission

Responding to God’s Love…

We are First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), an inclusive, ecumenical, and spiritual people, who through worship, education, care, fellowship, and outreach, seek to embrace the Mystery of God.
(adopted by Congregation January 31, 1999) (revised September 23, 2007)

Our Purpose

As a church we are a people called to embrace the mystery of God.

Our Values

These timeless, enduring tenets guide our work, align with and support our purpose, guide our ministries and are everlasting.

Welcome… We are an Open and Affirming congregation dedicated to offering a spiritual home to all people. We actively encourage people to love, learn and grow with us. Support for diversity in thought, in community, and in all manner of contribution is vital to our interactions with one another.

Wonder… We believe that in order to deepen in faith, people must have the freedom to explore. We embody a progressive Christianity in which “God is still speaking” and we actively listen to better understand how to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly.” Our openness to wonder is understood both as awe and inquisitiveness.

Witness… We believe that the work of the church must influence societal structures and that by our being, we work toward creating a just world. The richness of our community-in-God inspires, transforms, and empowers us to improve the lives of others and work toward the common good. Micah 6:8 serves as our theological touchstone.

Our Vision

With God, FCC will set the table for all who hunger and thirst.

Please click here to read further about our Vision Framework, created in 2012.


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