Welcome to First Congregational Church

United Church of Christ

"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
Important Information
  • Our church is located in downtown Elkhart on 3rd St. between Franklin and Marion

  • Church begins at 10:30, although we start announcements at 10:20.

  • There are two available parking lots: the lot beside the church on the corner of 3rd and Franklin and a small lot behind the church accessible from Marion

  • There are four entrances into the church: a back door which exits to the Marion St. lot, a side door which exits to the alley next to the Franklin St. lot, and two sets of front doors that face 3rd St.

  • Our sanctuary is closest to Marion St.

  • Bathrooms are located in the front and back hallways of the church

  • We have a children's moment during worship followed by children's church/Sunday school. The children meet in our two classrooms located in the back hallway

  • Immediately following worship, there is a time of fellowship in the Royce Room, a gathering space in the back hallway. The children's Sunday school rooms are located across the hall.

Church Ministries

First Congregational established a "portfolio" model for conducting the ministries of the church, which consists of a portfolio chair and portfolio volunteers.


Ministries                                      Chair Person

  • Christian Education              Danielle Stegall

  • Congregational Care                   Marie Cobb

  • Missions and Outreach               Dot Hansen

  • Buildings and Grounds                  Jill Larson

  • Media and Communications        Lori Weirch

If you are interested in participating in one of these ministries, please speak with someone during fellowship time following worship.


Together we can make First Congregational a place of welcome, transformation, and growth.

We are a vibrant community of faith in action!

Last Updated: 5 September 2020

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