We are a historic church with an open heart in downtown Loveland.

We don’t all think alike, but we do take seriously the command to love one another.

You’ll find some of us in jeans, some of us with ties, and some of us just glad to have made it out of the house.

Every Sunday at the beginning of the service we say as a message of welcome, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” And we mean it. 

Whether you are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, or dirt poor, you are welcome here.

Whether you grew up in the church, have never stepped foot in a church, or aren’t sure what to think of church,

you are welcome here.

We extend a special welcome to crying new borns and squirmy children who can’t sit still, to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up way too fast.

We welcome sports fans, starving artists, soccer moms, NASCAR dads, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk-food eaters.

We welcome pollyanna’s and curmudgeons and those who stayed up all night binging on Netflix.

Whether your family just arrived in this country, has been here for generations, or are indigenous to this land, you are welcome here.

Whether you are struggling, or sad, or confused, or angry or despairing or hopeful or full of joy you are welcome here.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake.

We welcome the flexible, inflexible, tolerant, intolerant, those who laughed, and those who gasped at this welcome.

We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts……

and we especially welcome you!

Worship is at 10 am on Sundays.

We hope you will join us, for a day or for a lifetime.

OUR DENOMINATION

First Congregational Church is not a creedal or dogmatic church. We do not insist that anyone ascribe to any particular set of beliefs in order to be a member of our church. In fact we not only tolerate diversity in the expressions of faith at our church, we value them because we believe that each of us has a piece of truth to offer the rest of us.


First Congregational Church is part of the United Church of Christ, a denomination that began in 1957 but whose roots go all the way back to the pilgrims who left Europe in search of spiritual freedom. As they departed for the new world, their pastor, John Robinson, urged them to always keep their minds and hearts open to new ways with these words: “God has yet more light and truth to break forth from his holy Word.” Today we continue in that tradition, listening for how God is still speaking us to us today in the 21st century.  

OUR HISTORY

1901

On November 24, the church was organized.

1903

The original building was erected.

1915

The current building was constructed.

1960s

First Church became a United Church of Christ.

OUR CORE VALUES

We hold our Core Values close to us. Everything we do is based off of these core values.

  • Extravagant Welcome
    No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.Reach the lost and broken
  • Life-long journey

    Our faith continues to grow and evolve throughout our whole lives. Follow the teachings of Jesus.

  • Engaging with the world                        Faith is not just what you believe, but how you live it out in the world. Fellowship with each other.

  • Ministry of all believers

    All members of the congregation are ministers of the gospel.Go beyond the church walls
  • Authentic Community 
    We cherish the ability to be real and bring our whole selves to God’s table.


OUR STAFF

Rev. Sara Weatherman, Temporary Pastor

Sara has served First Congregational Church in the past as Interim Pastor. She is helping us out again by serving the congregation during June and July until the Interim Pastor joins us.

Nikki Stelwagon, Music Director and Accompanist

Nikki has been with the church for 4 years and enjoys spending time with her husband Allen and their children Natalie and Anthony.

Robbie Carlson, Director of Children & Youth Ministries

Robbie has been with the church for 2 years. In his spare time he enjoys anything and everything in the outdoors. 

Staci Hennings, Administrative Assistant

Staci joined the staff of First Congregational Church as the Administrative Assistant in 2011.  Staci enjoys spending time with her family and loves living in the beauty of Colorado.


TESTIMONIALS

"Being new to the town was difficult. As soon as I walked through the doors, I knew this would be my new church family."

Eileen Walker

"Not since my late twenties have I experienced the joy I find at FCC. You are a truly welcoming people; open and accepting and even affectionate; with who there are no cliques and no hostility; where honest differences are expressed amicably, respectfully and without rancor. You all are nurturing, even as we travel our respective paths toward union with God. May He bless you all!"

Roger