Who We Are
Wherever you are on your journey…
we’ll meet you there.
We seek to welcome and embrace every person where they are, just as they are, on their faith journey. We believe we are called to be followers of Jesus, who embraces all people, wherever they are on their journey. Though sometimes we stumble, we seek to follow Jesus’ path and embody Jesus’ welcome, love, and acceptance of all. No matter your age, socioeconomic status, gender, race, sexual orientation, family circumstance, or certainty of faith, you are welcome here. Because every person is a valued, loved child of God. We invite you to find and know your home in God. Join us in worship on Sunday mornings. Check out our opportunities to learn, grow, and serve in faith. Wherever you are on your journey…we will meet you there.
First Congregational Church is affiliated with the Protestant denomination of the United Church of Christ (UCC).
How We Are Governed
As part of the UCC, each congregation is free to act in accordance with the collective decisions of its members. This governance structure is based in the belief of the priesthood of all believers—that each of us has the right to a direct relationship with God and that we are called into covenantal relationship to join as equals in the common worship of and service to God. Here at FCCH, our members hold the responsibility of making decisions about how to live out our discipleship as a community of faith.
Here’s how that works: the Congregation (church members) has ultimate responsibility for conducting church matters and meets twice a year or whenever a special congregational meeting is called. The Church Council is the discerning and decision-making body of the church, meeting monthly, its members approved via vote at a congregational meeting. Along with a moderator, vice moderator, treasurer, clerk, and senior minister (non-voting member), Church Council is made up of church members who also serve as liaison to Church Boards. Boards meet on a regular basis and ensure the worship life and various ministries happen (Adult Education, Children’s Ministries, Deacons, Deaconesses, Membership, Music, Outreach, Stewardship, Trustees, Youth).