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Welcome to First Congregational
Church of Webster Groves

United Church of Christ

 

We are a gathering of Christian people where life-long friendships can be built and where we hope anyone can feel at home.

We are a caring community of dedicated and supportive volunteers and staff providing programs for spiritual nurture and societal change that engage young and old alike.

We are a covenantal church. By this, we mean that we value relationship over doctrine. We are usually less interested in what people believe than in how they act toward others. After all, if there is a sure indicator of one’s beliefs, it is in how they treat their neighbor.

As far as we’re concerned, Christians ought to be able to think differently about matters of religious belief and still worship and live harmoniously in their church.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Webster Groves

10 W. Lockwood Avenue | Webster Groves MO 63119

Featuring the music of The Oîkos Ensemble
Vocalist Kim Fuller • Cliff Aerie (Sax) • Tim Osiek (Trumpet) • Carolbeth True (piano)
Glen Smith (bass) • David True (Drums)

Special Guests: Java Jived – St. Louis’ premier jazz vocal ensemble

A free-will offering will be received for a local charity.

December at First Church

Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:55 AM – Sanctuary
Our tradition in which everyone participates
in decorating the sanctuary.

Sweet and Savory Potluck
Following Hanging of the Greens
Memorial Hall


Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:55 AM – Sanctuary
The Sunday School leads worship

Jazz Noel: A Child is Born
Sunday, December 16, 2018
3:00 PM – Sanctuary
A re-imagining of the Christmas story with
jazz adaptations of seasonal standards,
featuring the Oîkos Ensemble and special
guest: Java Jived, St. Louis’ premier jazz
vocal ensemble. Click here for more info.

Blue Christmas
Sunday, December 23, 2018
9:55 AM – Sanctuary
Prayers for healing in the holiday season, as
well as an anointing ritual.

Christmas Eve Family Worship

Monday, December 24, 2018
4:30 PM – Sanctuary
The young people of the church take the lead
in retelling and acting out the Nativity.
“Gifts for the Manger.” A free-will offering
will be received for children’s charities.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Monday, December 24, 2018
9:00 PM – Sanctuary
A service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Wassail Bowl Reception Following Worship
This is a time for refreshment and we hope
you will want to stay and become better
acquainted with us!

THE OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON

DECEMBER 24TH AND DECEMBER 31ST

AND WILL BE CLOSED ON
DECEMBER 25TH & JANUARY 1ST

Seeking Christ In Each

Each human being bears the image of God, our Maker and Parent. We take seriously the understanding that Christians should be able to differ in matters of belief or practice and still worship and live harmoniously.

Serving God In All

All people deserve the nurture and support of God’s abundant grace and eternal love. We recognize this grace and love through the life and witness of Jesus Christ and the ongoing activity of the Holy Spirit.

Open and Affirming

We are an intentionally Open and Affirming congregation with a long history of abiding God’s Word and Way. Spiritual guidance and genuine hope are here, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey.