No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
you are welcome here.
Potters for Peace In December, First Church will host a pottery sale to benefit Potters for Peace, a US-based non-profit that works in two clay-related fields: working with subsistence potters in Central America, and working throughout the world to assist with the establishment of factories that produce ceramic water filters. Join us beginning Friday, December 5: Noon – 5:00 pm! Read more...
Four Responses to our 150th Celebration: Barbara Hayes began with a call to worship that reflected her history with First Church as a long-time member. Meg Maguire presented a reflection and suggested future steps. Dwight Davis offered a charge about change to the congregation based on “A New Jerusalem.” Sid Fowler preached on “Everything Must Change “ and led us in prayer. Check out these responses from our inspiring 150th final celebration. Read more...
Don't forget to prayerfully consider your support for the ministry of First Church in 2016. Thanks to those who have already made a pledge. Your promised financial support will allow us to continue our commitment to social justice, a community organizer, direct work with affordable housing, inspiring worship and music, and a renewed commitment to faith formation with the recent hiring of the new Minister for Faith Formation. Pick up a pledge card in the narthex and return it to the office or offering plate, or make a pledge online. Read more...
Sermon by James D. Ross II, November 8, 2015. I love Sweet Honey in the Rock. Their words are power. They challenge us. They force us to think about who we are and our space in the world. And I want to ask us to consider: how do we think about freedom in relation to home? Many of us find ourselves rushing home at the end of the work day. We may work in environments where we don't feel fully embraced. Perhaps we expend a lot of effort trying to avoid fights with our co-workers. Maybe we have to interact with people who treat us with utter disrespect. Or maybe, just maybe, we are simply bored. We put in our hours, punch out, brave the traffic and, finally, we are home. Oh freedom! Oh freedom over me! Read more...
Union Thanksgiving Service, Thursday, November 26. This year the UCC Union Thanksgiving Service will be held at Faith UCC. Each year, both the host church and the preacher rotate from congregation to congregation from among the UCC congregations that have a historic relationship with one another. Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, Senior Pastor of Plymouth Congregational UCC will preach this year. Come and represent First Church at this inspiring service. Light refreshments will be held from 9:30 am and the service begins promptly at 10:00 am. Faith Congregational UCC is located in DC at 4900 10th Street NE, 20017. Read more...
Sunday Worship at 10:30am
Downtown at 10th and G, NW
- Hawaiian youth working now to make NYE 2016 trip reality November 27, 2015
- Commentary: Holiday Spirit November 25, 2015
- Extravagance UCC to share hope, joy of Advent with 90-second sermons November 24, 2015
- Two UCC pastors named to Ebony Power 100 list November 24, 2015
- Massachusetts church offers prayer chain for peace November 23, 2015
- California UCC church provides the pies at Thanksgiving November 23, 2015
- UCC Clergy speak out in support, step up to welcome Syrian refugees November 21, 2015