First Congregational Church

Worship on Sunday Mornings at 9:30 AM

Office (weekdays 8:00 - 12:00)  533-2483
On the Corner of  Bird and Oak Streets Just west of historic Downtown Oroville.
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First Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

First Congregational Church is part of a denomination called the "United Church of Christ", or UCC for short. This has always been a Congregational church, part of a tradition which goes back to the Pilgrims and Puritans of Plymoth Rock and Boston.  In the 1620's and 1630's, people who either wanted to seperate from the church of England or "purify" that religious tradition came to Massachusetts to establish towns and churches according to what they believed to be God's will and purpose.

In the 1930's, the Congregational Churches merged with the Christian Churches, and the German Evangelical Churches merged with the German Reformed.  In 1957, the Congregational Christian Churches combined with the Evangelical and Reformed churches to form a new denomination, called the United Church of Christ.

The UCC now includes about 1,300,000 people in 6,000 churches.  Each local church is able to make its own decisions regarding how they believe, what they will do, and who they will call as pastor.  Each congregation is therefore unique and reflect the history and location, though they tend to be similar in worship style to Methodist or Presbyterian churches.

God is still speaking.  Whoever you are, where ever your are on life's journey, you are welcome here!



We are thankful to be a part of the United Church of Christ