First Congregational UCC

We are God's hands in the world! Sioux City, IA
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC

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Services

Address
4600 Hamilton Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51104

Phone
712-239-3385

Website

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Who We Are

First Congregational UCC is a Christ-centered, open and inclusive community learning to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love neighbor as self.

As a congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are a community bound together by covenant—a sacred promise to stand by one another and to love each other as sisters and brothers—rather than by shared opinions in every matter of theology and doctrine. In fact, that’s what makes the UCC unique: the conviction that we don’t always have to agree in order to be a vibrant and vital community of faith. What we do agree upon are the basics (learn about those at http://bit.ly/14SmKbb), and we have found that this is enough to gather us into one family as lovers of God and followers of Jesus in this great adventure that the first Christians called “The Way.”

If you’re interested in a slightly different way of doing faith, a way that engages the head, the heart, and the hands in the transformation of self and society, we invite you to get in contact with us or to join us for Sunday worship (10:30am). No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Denomination
United Church of Christ

Size
Small

Founded
1857

Leadership View all

Ryan Dowell Baum

Ryan Dowell Baum

Ryan Dowell Baum, a 30-year-old native of Albany, NY, received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 2005. He earned his master of divinity in 2010 at Pacific School of Religion, a UCC seminary in Berkeley, CA, and was ordained by the Northern California Nevada Conference of the UCC the same year. Before coming to Sioux City, Ryan's wife, Molly, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), completed a two-year call as Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellow at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, which brought the couple to teach and minister in Zambia, South Central Africa, for 12 months. Ryan is passionate about connecting the Christian scriptural and theological tradition to the needs and questions of 21st-century people. Peace and justice issues, including poverty relief and civil rights for LGBT people, form a major component of his ministry, as do the more traditional pastoral arts of preaching and spiritual formation. Ryan and Molly have a baby son named Dietrich.

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