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)
We understand our ministry to include extending an extravagant
W E L C O M E to all who are interested in being a part of this community.
We strive to cultivate a sense of W O N D E R. And we constantly challenge ourselves
to offer a positive and pro-active W I T N E S S to the possibility of a just world.
Peace and all good.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
You’re Welcome Here!
First Congregational Church (FCC) is affiliated with The United Church of Christ. FCC was born into the denomination known as The Congregational Church, one of the oldest denominations in America, and remains strong in the New England states where we started with the beginnings of our nation, including the pilgrims and the puritans. In 1957 there was a merger of four American Christian denominations, including our parental stream, The Congregational Church, the Reformed Church in the United States, independent congregations of the Christian Connection, and the Evangelical Synod of North America. Most of us go by the name The United Church of Christ, often referred to simply as “The UCC.”
The UCC is a body that lives in covenant and community. We are connected for mission and nurture, but we have no superior body that tells congregations what they can or cannot do. We are, as a congregation, a free agent that lives in freedom and responsibility. Local congregations are free to accept, reject, or ignore initiatives from the wider church, but we are responsible to listen and consider. The big decisions for the congregation are made by the congregation itself, in a meeting of the congregation. There is a great deal of governmental freedom in The United Church of Christ. FCC is part of The Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Church of Christ and appreciates the covenantal connection of that relationship.
UCC Ministry has shaped our religious, social and political landscape…click here to read more: United Church of Christ Firsts
WE ARE an Open & Affirming church, inviting people of every age, race, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, means, ability, and spiritual tradition to join together in the love of God and neighbor through Christian worship, education, care, fellowship, and outreach.
(conferred February 19, 1999)
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in Colorado Springs is the 272nd Church to become Open and Affirming (OnA). More information is on the UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns national website.
(voted in by the FCC Congregation, January 29, 2017)