Welcome to the First Congregational United Church of Christ website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ.  We are a congregation with over 500 people who come together from all walks of life and seek to serve our Lord and Master.  We hope that, when you visit our church, you will sense the presence of God and that  you will see the love of Christ in those who have gathered for worship.

First Congregational United Church of Christ, founded in 1839, is an "open and welcoming church," which means that membership is open to every person who accepts the cost and joy of discipleship in the church of Jesus Christ.  Anyone who walks through the doors is welcomed with open arms and is invited into full participation in the active life of the congregation.

Highlights and Previews

Click here for highlights of Sunday's worship service. 

(Updated each Thursday)

Pastors Announce Retirement Plans

Transition Schedule Outlined

In a letter to church family members and friends, the Rev. Dr. Ken Bickel announced his plans for retirement and those of the Rev. Nancy Bickel.  In his letter, he included information about the church's leadership transition plan, as developed by the Board of Deacons and approved at a recent meeting of the Church Council. To read Dr. Bickel's letter, click here.

Church Profile Finalized

As an important part of the process for seeking new pastoral leadership, the Search Committee worked hard soliciting input from the congregation and then developing a comprehensive profile of our church to be published and reviewed by aspiring candidates.  To read this profile, click here.

ParkingOur church lot has vacant spaces at the present time.  The spaces rent for $40 a month.  If you are interested (or know someone who works downtown and needs a parking space) please call our office at 582-3648 or send an e-mail to our office manager at ljtaylor@mediacombb.net.


Click here to go to the 175th Anniversary web page where we have posted articles about our church's history since its estsblishment in 1839.

What's happening this week?

(Updated each Monday afternoon.


Church Council this evening at 7:00 PM
Quilters at 9:00 AM on Tuesday
Coalition for Non-Violence at 5:00 PM on Tuesday (Potluck)
Board of Christian Education at 7:00 PM on Tuesday
Board of Trustees at 7:00 PM on Tuesday
Sonrise Ringers at 5:30 PM on Wednesday
Open Youth Room at 6:00 PM on Wednesday
Cherub Choir at 6:15 PM on Wednesday
Youth Choir at 6:15 PM on Wednesday
Bible Study at 6:30 PM on Wednesday
Confirmation at 7:30 PM on Wednesday
Chancel Choir at 7:30 PM on Wednesday
Coyople at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Burnt Toast
CAFe at 5:30 PM on Thursday
Sacrament of Holy Communion at 8:30 and 10:30 AM on Sunday
No Sunday School on Sunday
Confirmation Picture at 10:00 AM on Sunday
Confirmation at the 10:30 AM service on Sunday
Reception for Confirmands at 11:35 AM on Sunday


May 23, 2015

PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP:Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

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 255 West 10th Street

Dubuque, IA  52001


Church office hours: 

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact: info@1stcongucc.org


About First Congregational UCC

Come to the About Us section to find out what we're all about!


Join Us!

If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then you should come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved. We hope you join us.


What is UCC?

Find out about the United Church of Christ and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is UCC page.


What's Happening?

Check out the calendar below for information about meetings and events.  Please contact the church office with any questions.

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