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.



Our church's 175th Anniversary Committee selected Rooted in Faith - Serving in Love as the theme of our year-long observation leading to the grand celebration on May 11, 2014. 

Thanks to Paula Marszalek for this sampling of photos from the big day!

Here is one of the beautiful banners created by Jacqueline Burnett especially for our celebratory worship service:

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 a.m. on Tuesday
  • SPRUCE UP at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday
  • Men’s Fellowship at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sunshine Restaurant at 4th and Central
  • Women’s Breakfast at AJ’s Café at 7:30 a.m.
  • CAFe at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday - St. Raphael’s Cathedral will bring the food and help serve and clean up.


Vacation Bible School wrapped up recently.  This year, besides St. Luke’s UMC, Immanuel and Summit UCC and St. Matthew’s Lutheran churches participated.  There was a total of 73 children and twenty-two teachers and helpers.      

weird-animals-vbs-logo-low-resWeird Animals proved to be a great theme for the children who loved the rainforest and jungle atmosphere.  The music was upbeat, the suppers were yummy, and the learning centers were educational.  Ranger Jo (Pastor Nancy) added a bit of comedy in the opening skits.  Everything combined to make a great faith, fun, and friendship experience.  We are so fortunate that our facility is ideal for handling large groups with ease.  Click here to check out photos fom his year's VBS.

July 28, 2014

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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