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First Congregational Church's
200th Year 

Blessed by our past, Secure in our faith, Embracing our future

We will celebrate First Congregational Church's Bicentennial in 2025, starting with a special opening service in December of 2024. Join us for a year of celebration, retrospection, and future-building!

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December 1, 2024

Celebrating Who We Are at 200


Join us for our kick-off worship experience! Conference Minister Nayiri Karjian will be in attendance, and specially commissioned music for handbells and choir will officially ring in our 200th year.

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August 3, 2025

Looking to our History


Celebrate growing up with Elyria with a community public event.

Stay tuned for more details!

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November 23, 2025

Looking to our Future

Dream and imagine with us as we envision our next 200 years!

Tell us your stories

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Want to share your unique & cherished memories involving First Church?

Use our Google Form, or grab a questionnaire from the Narthex!

What will we use these memories and thoughts for?
Your contribution could help us...

  • Build a collective timeline of our history

  • Celebrate and highlight our members’ experiences

  • Personalize our new website

  • Promote the Bicentennial celebration beginning December 2024

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