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.
ADAPTING TO COVID-19
Our gatherings are currently modified due to social distancing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to wear masks at this time. Click HERE for information about Worship, Sunday School, and programs.
Sunday Morning Worship
Sundays at 8:30 am and 10:30 am, in the Sanctuary
Sunday Morning Service also Online
Sunday School for Children and Youth
Mostly Outdoors Starting September 19 at 10:30 am
On the Plaza Following 10:30 Service
Click here to learn more about Upcoming Events
Join us on Christmas Eve for Candlelight, Silent Night, and Joy to the World!
Please register to attend
4:00 pm Listen to Christmas:
All Ages Pop Up Pageant Outdoors on the Plaza
7:00 pm Service of Lessons and Carols
Musical Prelude begins at 6:45 pm
8:30 pm Service of Lessons and Carols
Musical Prelude begins at 8:15 pm
10:00 pm Service of Lessons and Carols
Musical Prelude begins at 9:45 pm
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.