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.


Congregation Welcomes New Senior Pastor

Lillian Daniel 2During a special meeting of the congregation following a worship service led by the Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel on Sunday, January 10, the congregation voted by secret ballot and affirmed the Search Committee's recommendation to call Dr. Daniel as the new Senior Minister! We feel blessed that Lillian has accepted our call and look forward to our journey together. Lillian began work on February 1.


--Please click on this link to read the letter from the Search Committee announcing their recommendation.

Highlights and Previews

Click here for highlights of next Sunday's worship service. 

(Updated each Thursday)

What's happening this week?

(Updated each Monday afternoon.)     

  • Tuesday, 2/2
    • 9:00 a.m. - Quilters 
  • Wednesday, 2/3
    • 5:30 p.m. - Sonrise Ringers
    • 6:00 p.m. - Open Youth Room
    • 6:15 p.m. - Cherub Choir
    • 6:15 p.m. - Youth Choir
    • 6:15 p.m. - Chancel Bells
    • 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study
    • 7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir
    • 8:30 p.m. - Music Committee
  • Thursday, 2/4
    • 5:30 p.m. - CAFĂ©
  • Sunday, 2/7
    • 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. - Worship services
    • 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
    • 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. - Social Hour
    • 11:40 a.m. - Membership Committee in the Board Room


Below is a YouTube video, created by Alan Garfield, which expresses the loving gratitude of the entire congregation for their 25 years and 10 months of pastoral care. God bless them both!


February 06, 2016

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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