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 10:20

  • 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 three 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 sacntuary 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                     Jeri Stahr

  • Missions and Outreach               Dot Hansen

  • Buildings and Grounds                Marie Cobb

  • Media and Communications                 Open


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.

Worship Services: Sundays @ 10:20 am
Bible Studies: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am


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