Diverse in Thought.
United in Christ.

God’s love abounds here! With that love, we are grounded in our belief in Christ, yet we explore and approach that belief differently based on our own ideals, thoughts and experiences. The Spirit lives within and around us all, no matter our gender, color, sexual orientation, age, or financial status. And so, we welcome you to come and experience the Spirit’s abiding presence and to deepen your faith with us. We can’t wait to meet you!

Welcome to First Congo

We are a vibrant and growing church drawing members from many surrounding towns. We welcome all people as children of God and value that our members come from many Christian traditions. This breadth of theological perspectives allows us to learn from one another and helps us grow in our own Christian faith in an atmosphere of love and respect. We ask everyone to bring the best of what they have experienced and to acknowledge that all of us have come from a variety of backgrounds and may be in different places on our faith journey.

Whether you are looking for a church home, are an occasional visitor who appreciates our programming, or you fall somewhere in between, we are glad you are here!

Church@Home

Wherever you may be, you can gather together with our church community to watch weekly services, connect with God through music, and have conversations in reimagined face-to-face connections in a welcoming, approachable space.

Get Involved

Our ongoing ministries reach out to meet the needs of our community and our world. A variety of small groups, events and workshops offer opportunities for friendships, spiritual and personal growth, emotional and spiritual support, or activity and service. Explore these opportunities with us!

Small Groups & Ministries

Our ongoing ministries seek to meet the needs of our community and our world and to provide pathways for growth and connection. A variety of small groups, events and workshops offer opportunities for friendships, spiritual and personal growth, emotional and spiritual support, or activity and service. No matter your season, circumstance or where you find yourself on your faith journey, we have a place for you to connect, grow and belong.

Music

Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! (Psalm 47:6)

And the question isn’t, “Do you have a voice?” The question is, “Do you have a song?” Explore the many opportunities to share your song with us.

Spiritual & Faith Formation Resources

First Congregational Church recognizes the myriad ways in which we can encounter our loving God.  Perhaps it is in prayer. Perhaps it is through a Christian education seminar. Perhaps it is by caring for your body, mind and spirit. Explore the various ways you can grow and deepen your faith.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many organizations with which we partner to engage in God’s work—each with a unique story and approach to ministry. Explore the many ways you can become involved.

Healing ministries

“Dear friend, I’m praying that all is well with you and that you enjoy good health in the same way that you prosper spiritually.” — 3 John 1:2

First Congregational Church is pleased to offer the congregation access to a Health Ministry program led by our Parish Nurse, Jean Larson, MS, RN.

Stay Connected

During this time of quarantine, limited travel, and sheltering in, we all crave connection. Let us help you find a way to reach out to one another — within our community and beyond.

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A lot of pages will be text heavy and won’t have many photos. We don’t want to have text blocks span the full width of the site, so a narrow, single column block is in order.

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On a few pages we’ll need to display logos and/or thumbnails alongside a short intro. A good example is this page: https://www.wscongo.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Pillars Community Health

Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health and social services headquartered in La Grange. The organization offers multiple ways to get involved:

  1. Provide a dinner to the women and children living at Constance Morris House, our domestic violence shelter, through the Connie’s Kitchen program.
  2. Complete a 40-hour training, then advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence by answering our 24-hour hotlines, assisting at our domestic violence shelter, accompanying survivors to area ERs and police stations, etc.
  3. Volunteer at our resale shop in La Grange, the Community Shop, by creating displays, serving as a cashier, stocking shelves, pricing jewelry, etc.
  4. Work with grieving children by serving as a greeter or group facilitator at our Buddy’s Place childhood bereavement program.

Click here to learn more about these opportunities and to fill out the volunteer application.


First Congo

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