“This church is just trying to help other people help themselves live better lives.”


First Congregational is a faith community that supports families and provides a variety of ministries to meet ever-changing needs. We like to think that every ministry here is a family ministry. Here are some ways we serve our community.

Children and Youth

There are ministries for children of all ages at First Congregational Church, from diapers to diplomas. For a closer look, visit our Children and Youth page.

Caring Circle

All of us need a hand, support or spiritual accompaniment. The Caring Circle exists to help members of the congregation when they are in crisis or simply feeling fragile.

This group grew organically from our congregation. People recognized their friends sometimes could use a hand up or a shoulder to cry on. In the UCC, we take it seriously that we are all in service to one another; each of us is a minister. So, we match people’s needs with the remarkable gifts of our congregation.

Learn how you can be part of the Caring Circle!

Circle of Trust

This is your opportunity to develop a deeper, clearer sense of self in a safe environment. Our group uses the Parker Palmer approach to create a process of shared exploration that nurtures professional and personal integrity while developing the courage to act. We invite you to focus on your questions of life with the clarity of the soul.

Lectionary Ministry

Are you looking to find a better, deeper understanding of the Bible or lessons from each week’s service? Join our small group once a week to talk about it. We typically gather at a local assisted living location where many of our longtime members now live, making it easier for them to participate.

These get-togethers are well suited for anyone who is unable to attend church on Sunday mornings.

Men's Circle

Here is a safe place for men to openly and authentically talk about their lives, experiences, and the spiritual journey. It’s safe because everyone commits to confidentially within the group. Nothing leaves the room. This is an opportunity for each man in the group to explore who they are, what they want, and how they connect with others.

Saturday Supper

About once a month, we host a Saturday Supper. This is an opportunity for families and younger members of the congregation to get together for food, conversation, playtime for the kids and a chance to connect with each other.

Soul Care

Join us around the fireplace with a hot tea or coffee. Get comfortable and find comfort in spiritual community. This is your time for discussion, reflection and meditation.

We may use a book or a short reading to help prompt the conversation. There's no pressure to come prepared. In the end, it’s your presence that matters.

Come as you are and join us in this informal setting. Check our calendar for the next Soul Care gathering.

Tea Time Together

Tea Time Together is a small group of women who meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Fireplace Room. TTT gathers as a wisdom circle to enrich relationships, share stories of life experience, deepen our spiritual lives, and support each other in our daily living.

We use many different approaches to facilitate group connection: book studies, poetry, writing, and storytelling. We laugh and enjoy each other’s company.

Tea Time Together is an open and welcoming group. Feel free to join at any time!  

Yoga Church

Whether you are a practiced yogi or just curious about finding a restorative space that brings together body and mind, Yoga Church is a place for you. Spirituality is a holistic practice, so consider bringing your mat to church once a week. Ask us about it!