The Mission of First Congregational United Church of Christ is to WORSHIP God, WELCOME all who seek God, and EXPRESS our faith in actions.
First Church Adult Choir
The Adult Choir of First Congregational UCC rehearses weekly from Labor Day to Memorial Day and sings at the first service (9:00) each week, with additional services on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday. During the Advent season and in May the Adult Choir presents a special program of music and worship. We have a variety of backgrounds, skill levels, and ages (currently ranging from teenagers to septuagenarians), and we always welcome new members. Please contact the director and organist, Laurie Matheson, for further information.
First Praise Band
First Praise Band
First Praise Band Worship Team was formed in March, 2001, to lead worship in our contemporary worship service at 11:00am. Our purpose is to offer our up-beat music in praise and celebration, and invite God?s presence into our time of worship.
First Praise Band rehearses on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m between services and always welcomes additional vocalists and instrumentalists. If you would like to hear more about leading worship with First Praise Band, contact the church at 877-2216 or by email. First Praise Band is directed by Rick Boldizar.
First Church Bell Ringers
First Ringers play a five octave set of Schulmerich Bells (hand bells) ranging from C3-C8. First Ringers is currently led by director Bette Fankhauser. Interested parties please call the church @ 877-2216. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 5:45 through 7:00 p.m.
First Ringers play for the 9:00 am traditional service once a month (except summer months). Handbells provide a source of endless fun, entertainment and achievement. They enhance the beauty of our delightful services...inspiring people to worship and bringing peace and joy to all. Learning to play the hand bells requires some time and attention (and a knowledge of how to read music, please). We are always looking for some additional ringers &/or substitutes so if you are so inclined, please email or call First Congregational United Church of Christ. We also have a three octave set of hand chimes to enhance LOGOS worship skills as well as using them during services.