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)

What's happening this week?

(Updated each Monday afternoon.) 

  • Coalition før Non-Violence at 5:30 PM on Tuesday
  • 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
  • Chancel Bells at 6:15 PM on Wednesday
  • Bible Study at 6:30 PM on Wednesday
  • Chancel Choir at 7:30 PM on Wednesday
  • Coyople Group at 11:00 AM on Thursday at Mines of Spain
  • CAFe Thanksgiving dinner at 5:30 PM on Thursday
  • Children of Abraham at 7:00 PM on Thursday at Temple Beth El
  • Middle & Senior High Youth Lock-In begins at 7:30 PM
  • Lock-In concludes at 9:00 AM on Saturday
  • HARVEST SUNDAY & Pledge Dedication next Sunday


Final Service and Farewell Reception for


Sunday, December 27, 2015

10:30 a.m.

Note:  Only ONE service on that date, with reception to follow in Social Room

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.



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.

November 30, 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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