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About Us

We are an open and affirming, Christian Church, seeking to live Jesus’ vision of inclusive community and mission.

Banner-Mission_StatementWe are an “open and affirming” congregation, meaning that all people are welcome to participate fully in the life of our congregation regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In addition to our wider church connection with the United Church of Christ, we are a member of The Center For Progressive Christianity and affirm the eight points of a progressive expression of Christianity.

Though worship is the Sunday morning hub, our life in community is nurtured by our many small groups, each with a distinct focus of fellowship, musical, social justice, support, or spiritual growth. Ensemble Choir, Dinners for Eight, Grief Recovery Group, and Youth Groups, are a few examples of our small-group emphasis.

Our compassion extends beyond our church walls – in 2015 we gave $141,760 to outreach missions of care and compassion. Our preschool, which some parents have characterized as “the last perfect place on Earth” provides a solid learning and creative foundation for 90 youngsters in our community each year.

Today, our church family encompasses over 625 members with 200-300 more calling us their home church- representing many walks of life, beliefs, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. On Sunday, five generations join to worship and study together, and throughout the week we pursue our spiritual pilgrimages through service to the church, our community, and our families.  For a snapshot of the many ways we can be Church, look at our organizational chart in the side-bar.

We Have A Heritage of Free-Thinkers

Our church family has a distinguished heritage reaching back to the earliest days of our nation. The forebears of our denominational connection, the United Church of Christ, include the Pilgrims, independent thinkers who sought spiritual freedom.

In Eugene, our roots can be traced to Thomas Condon, our church founder. Ordained as a Congregational minister, he was also the first professor of geology at the University of Oregon. Condon saw no conflict between modern science, including the theory of evolution, and biblical faith.

In 1889 he gathered some like minded persons who covenanted together to form First Congregational Church in Eugene, known today as First Congregational United Church of Christ. First Congregational UCC, Eugene, has occupied three buildings. From each of these sites, the church has provided a community and encouragement for people to explore a progressive expression of Christianity.

What's Happening?

  • Group photo of All Church Camp 2016
    All-Church Camp Packet Ready for pick-up
    Join us for our intergenerational All-Church Camp weekend at Camp Adams in Molalla, Oregon on August 25-27. This weekend will be a chance to worship, play, be in nature, and build relationships with our church family....
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  • Sunday School Teacher and Childcare Volunteers still needed!
    Sunday School Teacher and Childcare Volunteers still needed!
    As a congregation we are committed to the spiritual education of our children through our Sunday school program. Sunday school is a fun time to explore the stories and practices of our faith through play, crafts,...
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  • NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    Position Description for Childcare Supervisor The care of our young children is a vital ministry of First Congregational Church. The Childcare Supervisor will provide leadership, coordination, training, and supervision related to the church childcare needs. The...
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  • Fellowship Hour Hosts Needed for August 20!
    Fellowship Hour Hosts Needed for August 20!
    Do you enjoy coffee or tea and cookies?  You should try to be a Fellowship Hour host.  Please sign up on the easel located outside of the Fellowship Hall doors on the lower level or sign...
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  • Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide logo
    The Human Cost of Lobster Diving in Honduras
    An ELAW Global Community Conversation with marine biologist Diana Vasquez Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. At First Congregational Church. ELAW Fellow Diana Vasquez will speak about U.S. companies importing lobsters that villagers harvest using...
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Upcoming Events

  • ELAW Event at FCC:  Environmental Activist / Biologist
    August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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