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.
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.
Our church lot has three 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 email@example.com.
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.
Highlights and Previews
Click here for highlights of Sunday's worship service.
(Updated each Thursday)
What's happening this week?
(Updated each Monday afternoon.)
Quilting at 9:00 AM on Tuesday
December 20, 2014
PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP:Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
255 West 10th Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Church office hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
About First Congregational UCC
Come to the About Us section to find out what we're all about!
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.
Check out the calendar below for information about meetings and events. Please contact the church office with any questions.