First Congregational United Church of Christ
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Sundays at 10:00am
Our service begins at 10:00am on Sunday morning. The service is about 40 minutes in length and includes a scripture reading, sermon, prayers, and hymns. Childcare is available for children from birth through pre-K. We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and all are welcome at our communion table. The service is recorded and later posted on our YouTube channel (with a link on Facebook) for those who are not able to join us for in-person worship. At this point in time, masks are not required--this is up to the discretion of each individual--but we do continue to encourage social distancing.
During services (Sept. thru May)
Our Sunday School classes are held during Sunday morning worship services during the regular school year. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are dismissed to attend Sunday School following the scripture reading in church. They meet in our large group room in the Christian Education wing with a "one-room" approach. Lessons for the kids follow the same lessons heard by adults each Sunday.
Following services 1st Sunday of the month
We feel Christian fellowship to be an important part of life. Coffee fellowship is held following services but, due to COVID concerns, it has been limited to the first Sunday of each month. We encourage social distancing in this difficult time and hope to be back to our "normal" weekly coffee time at some point in the very near future.
About First Congregational
United Church of Christ
Who are we and where did we come from?
We are a small church in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, with our Congregational roots going back to 1843. The building we call our home was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix and built in 1882. It was dedicated to God's service in January of 1883 and is a beautiful space in which to worship as it holds a great deal of character. In 1961 we voted to become part of the United Church of Christ. We are a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one Spirit to love all, welcome all, and seek justice for all. Click the button below to learn more about the UCC. Our church has a long history of ecumenical involvement with other area churches and the Elkhorn Food Pantry is an example of this engagement. The Food Pantry was started in the 1980s with cooperation of different churches in the Elkhorn area and in 2011 was relocated to a building on our property refurbished specifically for that service. Our purpose is to welcome everyone as God's children; to inspire and support growth in our faith as we embody God's presence in our daily lives, our community, and the world.
Never put a period where God has placed a comma.