WHO WE ARE

First Congregational United Church of Christ--Union City


Renew your spirit


We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about serving the Lord.

At First Congregational Church UCC, the emphasis is on unconditional love and acceptance for members of the congregation and for members of the community. Visit us and discover boundless opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, along with meaningful ways to make a real difference in your community. You'll be greeted with genuine warmth and embraced by a supportive extended family.


The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


We believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

Our Mission: Growing in Spirit! Serving God's World! Sharing the love, grace & peace of Jesus with all!


Our Vision: A joyous, caring, safe place to learn about GOD, to grow more CHRIST like, to lovingly reach out to others & promote grace, justice and peace.


God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married/partnered, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves.

OUR VALUES

We are here for you



  • Positive Pastoral Leadership


  • Our Music

  • Our UCC roots, openess & diversity


  • Social Justice


  • Youth, Family and Community


  • Personal Spiritual Growth

  • Active Mission sharing and compassion to others both within the church and outside the church

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are


We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know the Church staff


Em Chard

Em is our Music Director and our organist. She is instrumental in helping us worship through music.

Tammy Hoppe

Tammy is our awesome secretary who has been with us for 8 years now. She handles our phones, website, correspondence, newsletter, and helps keep us organized. 

Deb Geiger

Deb is our pianist. She also substitutes for Em. She is currently on her way to becoming a Prison Minister.