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Welcome!

Banner-OpenHandsOn behalf of the congregation and staff of First Congregational United Church of Christ,  Welcome!  It is our hope that the information on these pages will be both informative and intriguing. As Senior Minister, I am deeply honored to be part of this vibrant and hope-filled ministry.

We are a community more curious than certain. We are serious about faith, but try not to take ourselves too seriously. We value both study and service.  We are concerned with the challenges present in our community and in the wider world and we endeavor to support our sisters and brothers who must meet challenges we cannot fathom by walking alongside them.  We are nourished by prayer, inspired by the creative gifts of all ages, and determined to make a difference in the world. We are also a community that is continually unfolding. If you choose to be part of us, you will enrich our church community and help enliven our ministry through your passion and gifts.

If you are new to the challenge of finding a church, let me offer some advice. Searching for a church home is a bit like courting. To find the right match takes some time and a degree of patience. Often, it is a feeling that arises in your heart when you have found the right place.

I invite you to take a close look at our website. See if the ministry and people of FCC might resonate with who you are now and who you long to become.  See if this community of faith might be what you are looking for and whether we might help you to feel embraced and at home; a place to deepen your faith and bring meaning to your life.  Then, visit us! Come on Sunday morning for Education Hour at 9 a.m. and/or worship at 10 a.m.  Or join us for a special activity that is listed on our calendar. See if your initial impressions about us ring true and whether your heart tells you that you have truly found your new church home.  Please, let me know if I can be of assistance in helping you get settled.

I look forward to the opportunity to share this journey with you!

Jonathan Morgan

What's Happening?

  • Suitcase Ministry
    Suitcase Ministry
    Some of you may remember an intern at First Place Family Center, Andrea, who worked with us during a past Interfaith Shelter. For her high school senior project, she gathered used suitcases for the families at...
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  • Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Calling One, Calling All! Come to the Water! FCC Youth and the core Tasajera team are combining intergenerational forces to grow opportunities to be together in Christ with our brothers and sisters in Hawai’i and El...
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  • Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    It is our church’s turn to assist with food rescue at FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) on Monday, February 19. We meet at 6 p.m. and repackage food from the U of O, local grocery stores, hospitals, and...
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  • Third Act February 19
    Third Act February 19
    Dr. Doug Carnine is a retired Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Oregon. For the past 40 years, Doug has also been a lay leader in the local Buddhist community. Doug will address the...
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  • Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Last spring we announced our proposal to place two modular homes on FCC property to be able to offer transitional housing to families through a St. Vincent de Paul  program called Connections.  We are still working...
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  • Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    All interested singers are invited to participate in Festival Choir! This is a great opportunity for those interested in singing who don’t necessarily want to commit to the year long Chancel Choir membership.  First Congregational Church’s...
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  • Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Have you visited our church and want to know more about us? Please join us for a gathering on Sunday, February 25 at 9 a.m. in the Barber room. This will be a great opportunity to get acquainted...
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  • Photo of Shelter meal prep (Susan B. & Lydia)
    Interfaith Overnight Shelter February 12-26
    Highlighting a Volunteer Need: Night Shift Some people can sleep just about anywhere, under any circumstances. Are you one of these people? We have the job for you! You would be one of two people who...
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  • New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    Updated hearing assisted devices are now available for use in the Wheeler Room, Chapel, and Sanctuary. Whether you use an existing hearing device or would simply like the room’s sound amplified for easier hearing, we’ve got...
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