First Congregational Church United Church of Christ was founded in the center of the city six months after the Civil War ended. We held worship services in the Capitol before we moved into our own building. For years we were one of the few places in Washington, DC that would host an integrated event. When other churches moved to the suburbs, we stayed.

    • We seek the welfare of the city.
    • We are looking for new ways to serve.
    • We celebrate the vitality of life in the Washington, DC area.

On January 27, 2013 the church voted to affirm a new mission statement created during our first year back in our new building.

We are a UCC congregation in the heart of Washington, D.C., led by the Spirit and in covenant with God and each other.  We seek to understand and experience God and respond to the call of Christ as reflected in our heritage and today’s experiences. 

We welcome people of all ages, abilities, racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities, and beliefs to share and grow in faith through worship, prayer, education, mutual support, and social action. 

In so doing, by God’s grace, we nourish each other, embrace spiritual transformation, stand for justice and peace, and strive to heal our city, nation, and the world.

As a congregation related to the United Church of Christ we are engaged with many other UCC churches speaking out and working for social justice.  To learn more about the United Church of Christ go to


Ten members marched in support of Gun Control on January 26, 2013 Read more

We co-sponsored a Public Forum Challenging Anti-Muslim Sentiment in our society on January 14, 2013  Read more

We marched in the October 27, 2012 AIDS WALK. Read more

We joined with others to speak out against the hateful ads in the DC Metro stations Read more

Our children sold “Witches Brew Soup” before Halloween to raise money for UNICEF Read more

With other Faith groups in the area we hosted delegates attending the International AIDs Conference in July 2012 Read more

Along with other UCC Churches in DC we staffed a booth at the Annual DC Pride Festival Read more (edit)