Serve with Us

“Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.”
-James 2:17

At First Congregational Church, faith is put into action. We see ourselves as servants of Christ, as agents of reconciliation and peace in our world and in our community. As followers of Christ, we vigorously resist the temptation to isolate ourselves; instead we seek engagement with issues and with people outside of ourselves, especially with the last and the least of our community. Ours is a downtown church that is committed to Riverside as a whole.

The Pilgrim Choir & More

Every Thursday evening, anyone interested in singing in the choir can attend rehearsals in the church choir room at 7pm. While regular participation is preferred, even […]

Project Food / Storytime

Project Food is a social service project of First Congregational Church begun in November of 1984 in response to the increasing numbers of homeless and needy […]

Mission and Wider Church Ministries

Through our denomination, the United Church of Christ, we are involved in ministry all over the United States and the world. Our Mission and Wider Church […]

Dickens Festival

The church participates in Riverside's annual Dickens Festival generally held in February and often on the streets outside the church. Our contribution to the Royal Victorian […]