Informed by our ethic of offering an extravagant welcome to the community, First Congregational UCC offers its meeting and conference spaces at reasonable rates for use by all: businesses, non-profits, community groups, religious organizations, families and individuals.
On the ground floor is a large lecture/concert hall of 4,850 square feet, offering flexible seating for up to 400 persons. It boasts modern AV equipment. Also on this level is a more informal space we call the Living Room which will accommodate smaller meetings; it measures 600 square feet and seats up to twenty persons in living room style furniture.
On the second floor is the Community Hall measuring 1,800 square feet and seating up to 130 persons. Adjacent to the Hall is a 400 square foot catering kitchen. There is also a 600 square foot Chapel/Meeting Room which seats up to forty in a theater-style configuration or twenty in a boardroom configuration.
For more information about use of our space, rates and to arrange a visit, contact our office manager, Byron Adams, at 202-628-4317, or email ChurchOffice@FirstUCCDC.org. He’ll work with you to facilitate your review of the space and finalization of arrangements.
Marriage Equality Ministry
In keeping with our long legacy of social justice and inclusivity, First Congregational United Church of Christ – DC proclaims the equal rights of all people, including the legal right for individuals to marry the person of their choice. In accordance with our Open and Affirming Statement and the laws of the District of Columbia we welcome weddings for all couples, regardless of gender or gender identification.
In celebration of more than twenty-five years as an Open and Affirming congregation and of our new building, for couples who cannot legally be married in the jurisdiction where they live, we are happy to provide our chapel for your wedding ceremony at no charge, provided:
- it’s during our regular business hours (Tuesday through Friday with the ceremony beginning no earlier than 9:30 am and no later than 3:00 pm),
- there are less than 30 people in attendance,
- there is no serving of food or wine other than communion if desired, and
- the celebrants take responsibility for setting the room to their liking and then returning it to the way they found it.
Please contact Byron Adams (ChurchOffice@FirstUCCDC.org) for additional information or to check availability. Although it gives us great joy to offer this ministry, we pray that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon make it unnecessary!