First Congregational United Church of Christ in Colorado Springs
Vibrant, Engaging, Energetic, Progressive, Proactive, Passionate, Inclusive, Ecumenical, Spiritual
An Open and Affirming, Just Peace 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.
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.
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.
Responding to God’s love, we are First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, an inclusive, ecumenical and spiritual people, who through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach seek to embrace the mystery of God
These timeless, enduring tenets guide our work, align with and support our purpose, guide our ministries and are everlasting.
The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).