Who is First Congregational Church?

Our Mission

Responding to God’s love, we are First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, an inclusive, ecumenical and spiritual people, who through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach seek to embrace the mystery of God.

Our Purpose

As a church we are a people called to embrace the mystery of God.

Our Values

These timeless, enduring tenets guide our work, align with and support our purpose, guide our ministries and are everlasting.

Our Vision

With God, FCC will set the table for all who hunger and thirst.

  • Our reason for being is to create a place in the world where all people can embrace the mystery of God through prayer and practice. Following in the way of Jesus we deepen our faith and encourage one another in community.
  • Our congregation will attract people from across the region offering an environment that nurtures them to live a life of service to God and others that is personally meaningful. We will strengthen our progressive Christian voice with such magnitude that FCC is a harbinger of nonviolence and peaceful mediation for the world.
  • Like roots and branches, our members take strength from our home at the corner of North Tejon and East Saint Vrain and move out into neighborhoods and street corners, building nimble networks to respond and help. Our network of relationships helps foster inquiry, socially engaged Christianity, and love.
  • Our life energy is palpable. An electrifying buzz ignites action with clarity and rigor that comes from deep knowing and contemplation. Internally, the church has the systems, staff, and resources in place to effectively inspire and support our congregation. People here are enthusiastic, supportive, and proud of our congregation to an unusual degree. The warmth and presence of pastoral care is felt everywhere and shared among us all, not simply left to our Pastors to embody. This spirit will thrive even as the Church grows and diversifies by virtue of the leadership and sense of shared community we all embrace.


This is Part III of the Congregational process that sought to answer:

Part I on September 9 - History Day -  "Who have we been?" 

(watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI7MAclm8fs)

Part II on September 19 - Mission Day - "Who are we?" and "How do we want to be known?"

(watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Lc0VxFFno&t=31s)

Part III - Constructing our Dream Church - "Who do we want to be going forward?"

This segment begins with the following highlight reel of the work done on Mission Day:


Learn how FCC landed with its branding for First Congregational Church. We are truly grateful to our good friend and member of FCC, Tiffany Schmid, for her talents and understanding of what it means to be the First Congregational Church of Colorado Springs.