A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida

We Are an Open and Affirming Church

We believe that Jesus Christ calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves without judgment; and

We believe that we are created by God, reconciled by Christ, and empowered by the grace of the Holy Spirit; and

We believe that all people are equal in the sight of God and deserve equal rights; and

At First Congregational United Church of Christ, we celebrate the diversity of God's creation. It reminds us that all are created equal in the image of God. 

We are a caring and welcoming community of faith that includes a traditional, joyful worship that stimulates our hearts and minds and deepens our faith and love for each other.

If you are looking for a deeper faith, a lively experience of God's grace and goodness, and a powerful sense of communion and community, we hope you will visit us soon and often.

Faith and Sexual Orientation

gaychurch.org is a web site dedicated to ministering to the gay and lesbian Christian community (LGBT) and to the friends of our community. The site features the largest gay/lesbian-affirming Christian church directory in the world. A large section of the site ("Gay and Christian?") is dedicated to articles pertinent to reconciling one’s faith with their sexual orientation.

The Love of Christ for Each Person

Knows No Bounds, and Neither Do We

We unite as a conventional community in which all people may worship God, care for all God's creations, celebrate life, and find peace, justice and security.

We declare that we are an open and affirming church, welcoming into our life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, rites, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings, people of all races, genders, ages, marital standings, and family structures.

We welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, socioeconomic status, professions, faith backgrounds, nationalities, and mental and physical challenges.

Our church has a booth

and participates in the

annual Ocala PrideFest