Expectations for Worship

The pastors like to say, as is a long-standing United Church of Christ tradition, that "no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!" Expect a friendly and lively community of people in worship. Expect worship to be a joyful experience of praise, prayer, and critical reflection on the Good News of the Christian faith through a Bible reading each Sunday.

Expect to be invited, if you are able, to stand for prayers and singing; expect joyful noise from a majority of the people in worship singing songs from our hymnals, as well as our choirs singing a song or two at 10:00 AM. We have no dress code for people simply worshiping on Sunday mornings--some people dress up and others dress more casually.

Holy Communion is offered at First Church during both services on the first Sunday of each month. Our communion table is open to everyone--all who hunger and thirst for spiritual food, and who desire to know the risen Christ.

At our services we maintain the ancient Christian practice of receiving an offering to support the church's ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life marked by generosity. If you are unable to give financially, please consider an offering of time or talent to the church, another organization, or a neighbor in need.  Click for more information on Stewardship.




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