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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?

  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our...
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  • Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Dear Church Family, Thank you for the most amazing celebration of our 20 years together in shared ministry on October 29. For all of it I thank you: from giving thanks in worship for the journey...
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  • The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree, in the downstairs lobby, is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in two care facilities in our community: in Shelter Care’s...
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  • Women's Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    Women’s Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    All women of the church are warmly welcomed December 10 to Women’s Fellowship, a time of respite from the holiday bustle. Candles and Angel Cards will inspire an evening of reflection and friendship at this traditional Christmas gathering....
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  • CAHOOTS Food Drive
    CAHOOTS Food Drive
    FCC supports CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a unique and critical community service coordinated by White Bird Clinic and the City of Eugene. CAHOOTS responds to non-criminal crises, including homelessness, intoxication, disorientation, and...
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Music, singing and special candle lighting for the season on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room.  All are welcome! Volunteers are needed for help setting up. Sign-ups in the lobby, or contact...
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  • FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    A combined choir of 40 FCC singers will present the charming Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 17. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of UO music faculty/students, featuring...
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  • Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    What gift can we bring to the Christ Child? Our annual Christmas Special Offering will be received on Sunday morning, December 17. This Special Offering will be equally divided between two important efforts of the United...
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  • New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    Would you like to be part of a small group at church? Would you like to dig a little deeper into the scriptures? Disciplines may be for you! The small group lectionary Bible Study group called...
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  • Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene
    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is...
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Upcoming Events

  • House Band Rehearsal
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Festival Choir Dress Rehearsal
    December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Service of Longest Night
    December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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