An Open & Affirming Congregation
We, First Congregational Church of Greeley, United Church of Christ, are an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome people of every race, national/ethnic origin, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family organization, economic status, political belief, ability, faith origin or religious belief.
We believe God calls us to create a sacred, safe, and inclusive place where all are loved as Jesus loved. We seek peace and justice for our church family, our community and the world.
First Congregational Church is a congregation of The United Church of Christ. The UCC is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With more than 5,000 congregations and 1 million members, the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21).
The UCC was formed in 1957 as the result of a merger between the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches.
OUR FAITH IS MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS OLD. OUR THINKING IS NOT.
We believe in God’s continuing testament. This is why we are committed to hearing God’s ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today. We try to remain attentive to God’s creative movement in the world. Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, and your head and heart are both welcomed into our places of worship. We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new modes of thinking. Why? Because God is still speaking,
NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.
We believe in extravagant welcome. This is why we believe that the communion table is open -not closed- and God’s gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. Our congregations extend hospitality as a sign of God’s inclusive love. We teach that evangelism — offering bread to those in search of it — is God’s mission. Our perspective is global, not provincial. We work with — not against — people of other faiths. Why? Because God is still speaking,
NEVER PLACE A PERIOD WHERE GOD HAS PLACED A COMMA,
We believe the church’s mission is to change lives — individually, systemically and globally. We work to make transformation possible, but trust in God’s grace. This is why we insist that churches must be places of vitality in worship, learning and advocacy. We are committed to working for justice, and we believe that lives are changed through global experiences and friendships. Why? Because God is still speaking,
For more information about the UCC, visit the National website.