At First Congregational Church of Winona - United Church of Christ, our members come from a variety of religious traditions. We believe this diversity, as well as our common affirmations; strengthen us as a community of faith. Though we encourage a broad spectrum of theological perspectives, we work, worship, and grow together as one congregation.
We spread the message of God’s extravagant welcome, reaching out especially to those who have felt there is no room for them within Christianity and the church – the excluded and alienated, the spiritually homeless, the questioning. Together with other UCC churches, we are building communities where diverse people join to worship, grow and dream. This unprecedented strength is a sign that our God is indeed at work among us!
Our church celebrates important events in the lives of our members and friends, baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
The sacrament of baptism symbolizes the cleansing forgiveness that is ours through Jesus and reminds us that God’s love is a gift, freely offered to all who will receive it. A service of baptism is part of a Sunday morning worship service. To arrange for a baptism, call the church office 452-4829.
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” Mark 16:16 NIV.
The minister leads couples through marriage preparation sessions, when the bride and groom have an opportunity to consider the meaning of marriage, examine personal expectations, ask questions, and share in wedding service planning.
The Sanctuary and Fireside room may be reserved by calling the church office 452-4829 for further details about being married at First Congregational.
First Congregational of Winona - UCC wants to be as supportive and caring as we possibly can to those dealing with the death of a loved one. To lose someone we love is never easy, but we can find comfort in the community of faith and in the assurance of the life beyond death that our Lord made possible.
Family members and/or friends are invited to meet with the minister to plan the service, call 452-4829 to arrange a meeting. While some arrangements are typically made through a funeral director, the memorial service or funeral itself is a worship service, under the direction of the minister.
The Sanctuary, Fireside room and Kitchen may be reserved for other special events. To make reservations, call the church office for more details and an application form.