Message from our Executive Board


As I hope you have heard, our Executive Committee made the difficult decision to pause our worship beginning this Sunday, March 15. We are so thankful for leaders who face such decisions prayerfully, thoughtfully and faithfully, especially when such decisions are difficult. One of the things we discussed last night was how vital community is right now.  


What will community and worship look like if we are not meeting in person?

·      -- Our deacons and Thandiwe are available for pastoral care, prayer and conversation any time. Please reach out to them.

·      -- Videos and manuscripts of my sermons will be emailed to you by Sunday morning at 10:00 and they will be on our Facebook page and website. If you need/want these manuscripts mailed to your home, please contact the church office.

·      -- Join a Sunday morning Zoom Meeting call at 10:00 am. We will share joys and concerns, a time of prayer and communion. All are invited to participate.


Sunday Worship Gathering by Zoom (Computer & Phone)

Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Sunday at 10:00 am

To Join Zoom Meeting using your Telephone:

Dial 312-626-6799

If that number is busy, you can try one of these other access numbers:

301-715-8592

253-215-8782

646-558-8656

Enter the meeting id followed by the pound: 966 390 616 #

You will be asked to enter your user number or press pound. Simply press #

To Join Zoom Meeting using your computer or smartphone

click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/966390616

Then click “Join Meeting”

Meeting ID: 966 390 616

Sunday Worship Gathering on Facebook Live

You DO NOT need a facebook account to watch our worship on Facebook Live

Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/LovelandUCC/

When asked if you want to sign in simply click “Not Now” and you should be taken directly to the church’s facebook page with the livestream going.


·      -- Join a Thursday evening conference call at 7:00 pm. We will share joys, concerns, and a time of prayer. Call-in numbers are the same as for Sunday.

·      -- Reach out to one another, your family, neighbors and friends. Telephone calls and good old-fashioned snail mail are particularly powerful forms of communication right now.

·      -- Check your email and the church’s Facebook page for prayers, reflections and updated resources about COVID-19 and recommendations for our wider communities.

·      -- Don’t have Facebook or email? Our church officers will be working to implement a phone tree system to keep everyone connected.  

·      -- Please mail Financial gifts to the church to support our ongoing ministries. Our Trustees are working to enable giving through our website. We realize that many of us have been impacted financially by the coronavirus and that contractors and those working in certain fields face uncertainty about income in the weeks to come. Please continue to give to our church at whatever level you can so that we can continue to minister to and support those in our community in need of care and assistance.


Thank you for being patient as we use unfamiliar technology and learn as we go.


You can read a Letter from our Pastor here. 


“ And in all things let us give thanks…”

Jesus teaches us that generosity is a way of life.

It is a practice that enriches our lives.

There is a joy that comes in giving.

We find meaning in giving to something that matters to us.

At First Congregational Church we give thanks for our shared generosity that provides the resources for the ministries to which we have been called. We encourage one another to make a yearly pledge in support of our church’s mission.  A pledge says, “I am a part of something larger than me. I believe in what we are doing as a church and in who we are becoming together in Christ.” Pledging also helps our leadership responsibly discern the viability of funding our ministry and mission initiatives.   To learn more about pledging and to help discern how much to give, click here.


We also recognize that people give to things they care about in a variety of ways.  In addition to pledging, you are welcome to make one-time, weekly, monthly, or yearly contributions.  We are grateful for every gift and covenant to use our resources with great care and integrity of purpose.

Other ways to give

While your financial support is much appreciated, there are other ways you can give to the church. We understand that everyone may not be able to give as much as they would like and we understand. If you are still looking for ways to serve we provided a list below of some options that you may be interested in. Anything you could do would be ever so greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your continued support. 

  • Door Greeter
  • Ministry Leader
  • Set Up Crew
  • Take Down Crew
  • Volunteer
  • Audio & Visual Team
  • Youth Volunteer
  • Event Planner