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Sunday Services:

Traditional Worship: 10:00 A.M.
Contemporary Worship: 4:00 P.M.

Welcome to First Congregational United Church of Christ. We believe faith should be intelligent, reflective, and speak to the daily concerns of our lives and community. We move closer to God through worship, service opportunities, educational offerings, and social gatherings.

Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. This is Christ’s Church, not ours. Come join us and see what God is doing among us, and can do in your life.

As you explore our website, may strangers become a circle of friends, and may God join us at the center of the circle.

Listen to some of our recent sermons!


Vacation Bible School
July 21 – 25, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
at Washington Ave Christian Church | 301 Washington Ave | Elyria

Please plan on joining us for a week of Faith, Friends and FUN! We’ll have a full evening of stories, music and activities as we catch up with old friends and make new friends.

Registration is now open for children ages 3 (potty-trained please) through 5th grade (completed). Please register by July 16th. There is no charge for VBS; however, donations to help defray the cost of materials and refreshments will be gratefully and cheerfully accepted.

We will serve the children a light snack Monday-Thursday. On Friday family & friends will join together for pizza, desert and a chance to see what the kids have been doing all week.

*Please note that VBS wills conclude early on Friday.

To learn more about the week and what your child will need to bring, download the Family Welcome Letter.   For more information please call Tracy Rue (440)323-5454 ext.21 or email


First Congregational UCC, Elyria is formally beginning our search for a  settled Senior Pastor.  We are a downtown church with a rich history of serving our community. We are well-established, and avidly listening for God’s words of guidance as we embark on this next step in our search for a full time Senior Pastor.  We have some very active missions in place that serve our community, and a small but mighty youth group. Our new worship leader will  be one who is active in our community and will help us to reach out to the other UCC congregations in Elyria.  We have a wonderful old fashioned cut stone building with attached facilities for Sunday school and many other family activities. Click here to see a full profile.

We are also seeking a custodian, about 15 hours per week for general maintenance, setting up and serving for special events, year-round maintenance of buildings and grounds. Sundays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm, plus one weekday. We seek a person who has high quality standards, people skills, neat appearance, flexibility, dependability, the ability to work independently and also with others. Background check required. Please send a resume to our Business Manager


Our Children’s Music and More Program is open to families with children ages 4 through 5th grade.  It will include a music component focused on choral singing and also biblically-inspired stories and activities time as well.

This program is offered free of charge and we encourage everyone to invite friends and neighbors who might be interested.  Volunteers are also needed. Registration is now open — just fill in the registration form and send it in! For more information, please contact Heather Kirkconnell, Director of Music at (440) 323-5454.

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First Congregational United Church Of Christ
330 Second St Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-323-5454
Fax:  440-323-0941

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