Welcome to Ashland First Congregational
United Church of Christ
Sunday Morning Worship 9 and 10:30 am
All Are Welcome!
God is still speaking!
No matter who, no matter what, no matter where you are on lifeís journey, you are invited and welcome.
We are a progressive Protestant Christian community of faith and service. Our congregation is a place where our members seek to know God in the spirit of Jesus Christ and to gain strength and support for our spiritual journeys and ministries.
Central to our faith is our belief that Christ calls us to participate in
Godís reign of justice, peace, and compassion on earth. We seek to live out
an inclusive vision in which all may participate in every aspect of the churchís
life, its worship, ministries, governance, and leadership. We do not discriminate
on the basis of age, ability, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Our faith is based on the witness of the Bible, which we take seriously but not literally. We understand that faith grows and evolves over a lifetime and that each member brings the gifts of personal perspective and experience to our common life.
Our members see themselves as ministers in their daily lives, engaging in either professional or volunteer activities such as teaching, counseling, health care, business, family care, and other community services.
As a community of faith we participate in several interfaith programs: the
Ashland Food Bank, Peacemakers Day Camp, Restorative Circles, Ashland Emergency
Shelter, Ashland Youth Collective, and Habitat for Humanity. We are involved
in ministries for justice and peace in Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, and, through
our national denomination, the United Church of Christ, ministries for justice
and peace around the world.
In witness to our historical concern for justice, we declared our church open and affirming of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in 1991.