Wherever You Are On Life's Journey
Welcome to First Congregational Church. Located in the heart of Boulder, we gather as a community of kindred hearts to worship, to learn, to serve, and to grow in the light of God’s grace. Hope rises up in our midst, joy pours out, and our commitment to the radical love of Jesus makes the words, “All are Welcome” as inclusive as they sound. A vibrant, theologically progressive congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to faith as a journey, compassionate service, and inclusion of all. Join us for a Sunday or for a lifetime.
Sunday Morning Worship
Sundays at 10:30 am
In Person and Online
Sunday School for Children and Youth
We are returning to in-person classes on Sunday Morning. Elementary children will begin in worship with their parents and leave with Deborah Voss (Director of Christian Education) as designated in the bulletin. Pre/K children can be dropped off downstairs in the Early Childhood area with Ginger Johnson (Childcare Supervisor). Middle school and High school youth will gather on the plaza with Calvin Hardy (Director of Youth Ministry). Children’s Choir will meet at 9:30 in the Chapel with Julia Wirth (Director of Children’s Music)
Click here to learn more about our summer Sabbatical schedule
Community Coffee Hour
Join us in Plymouth Hall for a festive coffee hour following worship.
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Your First Visit
When we say, “Welcome!” we mean it! We welcome folks of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations or identities, marital status, physical and mental abilities. Diversity enriches our life together and we celebrate how all of us are made in the image of God.
We are delighted to welcome children of all ages to worship. A special children’s bulletin is printed every Sunday to help kids follow along, and there are books and toys to keep little hands busy in the pews.
Professional childcare with Ms. Ginger for children 3 and younger is available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
A fun and faith-filled Sunday School for Pre-K through High School is also held during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and during 9:30 a.m. Summer Worship for Pre-K through 5th grade.
We’re located in the heart of Boulder, two blocks north of the Pearl Street Mall on the corner of Pine Street and Broadway at 1128 Pine Street.
There’s a small church lot off the alley that we save on Sunday mornings for the use of visitors, families with young kids, and folks with mobility challenges. You’ll find ample parking in the city lot adjacent to the church at the corner of Broadway and Spruce and in the garage on the south side of Spruce, both free on Sundays.
The Sanctuary and Chapel can be reached via ramp at the Pine Street entrance, or via elevator from the lower south entrance. Bathrooms are accessible. Hearing assistance devices are available in both the Chapel and the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is also equipped with a Hearing Loop.
Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. is about an hour. The 8:30 a.m. service in the Chapel and Contemplative Prayer are a little shorter. Dinner Church is a little longer.
This is Boulder! You’ll see everything from Sunday best to casual shorts and hiking shoes. Either way, we’ll be delighted that you’ve shown up, so please wear whatever you find comfortable.
After 8:30 a.m. Worship, there’s often an educational forum you are welcome to attend. After 10:30 a.m. Worship, we invite you to stay to enjoy a cup of coffee, some snacks, and to make some new friends.