What can you expect at
First Congregational United Church of Christ?
A diverse group of friendly people
Teaching compassion, critical thought, scriptural exploration, and intentional discipleship
Worshiping in lively ways and honoring our traditions
Working in practical ways to share God’s love, justice and peace
Creating a safe place to question, seek, challenge, investigate, doubt and grow
Our Values at First Congregational United Church of Christ Flagstaff:
Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
Justice and Witness Ministries is one of four Covenanted Ministries in the UCC, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God’s commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod.
The WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged) Congregation for Mental Health Resolution was adopted at the 2015 United Church of Christ General Synod to encourage congregations to become more welcoming to individuals and families living mental health challenges, brain disorders, and substance use disorders.
The Flagstaff Family Food Center serves hot meals, provides children’s literacy programs and now provide over 30,000 emergency food boxes to the food-insecure of our community. On Sunday, members of our congregation donate non-perishable goods that had been collected over the past week.
We contribute to all four special mission offerings in the UCC (One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need, The Christmas Fund) and give to Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support.