Worship With Us
Gathered together in faith
Attending worship at First Congregational offers a casual, warm, justice-focused time for practicing your faith. You don’t have to belong to any specific religion or know what you believe to belong. All are welcome.
Join us Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Worship is in-person and livestreamed on YouTube.
Lenten vesper services offer a mid-week time of reflection and prayer.
Ash Wednesday service marks the beginning of Lent and offers us a time to begin our Lenten walk together in community. During the service, we celebrate Communion and offer Imposition of Ashes. The service is held at 7:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday service features a Tenebrae service of lessons accompanied by the gradual extinguishing of lights. The service is held at 7:00 p.m.
The Good Friday service is Biblical readings with organ interludes. It is a quiet service, meant for private reflection of the events leading up to Easter. The service is held at 12:00 p.m.
Advent vesper services offer a mid-week time of reflection and prayer.
Blue Christmas is a reflective time of worship that recognizes the holiday season is not merry and jolly for everyone.
Christmas Eve Services
Two Christmas Eve services are offered; a family-focused early service at 5:00 p.m., and a traditional service of lessons and carols at 9:00 p.m.
Prison Ministry Sunday
We celebrate the Prison Ministry Project on Epiphany Sunday because when the Magi arrive, they bow down in recognition of a power greater than the secular power they represent.
Our pets are a beloved members of our family and we want to honor that relationship by offering our Blessing of the Animals. Each fall, we invite all pets, big or small, to join us!
Open and Affirming Sunday
Each year in October, we celebrate the commitment that was made to welcome and affirm our LGBTQIA friends and family.
Each fall, we reaffirm the Congregation’s commitment to being a welcoming and accessible faith community.
Many members use their bikes regularly for transportation and pleasure. We bless the bikes for safety in their journeys, carrying all of God’s children.
Children and Youth Sunday
The children and youth of First Cong lead worship one Sunday a year.
Blessing of the Backpacks
When students return to school, we invite them to bring their backpacks to worship to be blessed, along with the many backpacks and school supplies collected to distribute to those in need.
All Saints' Sunday
All Saint’s Sunday is the Sunday we honor both members of the congregation, and family or friends, who have died.