We are aware of how people, places and events combine with our faith tradition and the Word to communicate God’s message. We pray for the renewing Spirit of God in Christ to guide us in heart, mind and soul.
We see God in others and strive to understand the message they have to convey. We seek to honor all God’s people and to practice good stewardship of all God has entrusted to us.
We are a family God has called here and now to share the experience of daily life. We believe it takes a village to raise a child. We believe community extends beyond the church walls into the world around us.
We let our hearts be moved by those most in need. We embrace, support and help them. We share our spiritual gifts with all.
We help others obtain fair and equal treatment. We advocate for those who have no voice. We seek to be just to all we meet.
We strive to be Christ-like, loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving one another as we love ourselves.
First Congregational Church has served the local Rochester area and residents for over 180 years and continually strives to meet the future needs of its growing community more effectively.