First Congregational United Church of Christ

Jesus didn't reject people. Neither do we.

Who We Are

We are a progressive, risk-taking Christian faith community.

We follow the way of Jesus as the Christ and are welcome, open,
and affirming to all.

We believe God is vibrant, alive, and still speaking to us!

We believe that God encourages us to engage the world through
acts of mercy, peace, and justice.

Vision Statement
We are an embracing community, public sanctuary, and prophetic Christian voice.

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What to Expect

What are services like?

In every service, you can expect to hear a variety of music (organ, choir, and alternating guest musicians such as our own bell choir, violinist, pianists, soloists, etc), a sermon, a scripture reading, prayer and reflection. We offer communion once a month- everyone is welcome. Children are welcome in worship or may be escorted to nursery or children's church after a Time with Children.

What is the community like?

Our congregation is friendly and welcoming to all. We are focused on social justice, caring for the environment, and equal rights for all. Many gay, lesbian, and trans families and individuals have found a caring and welcoming home here with us.

What if I'm not a Christian?

Everyone is welcome to come to our service and decide for themselves if we are a good fit for them. Our views are progressive and inclusive.

Our Services

Sunday: 10:30am

Our Weekly Service Times
20 Oak St
Asheville, NC 28801

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About Us

United Church of Christ


Size: Small

Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir, Organ, Jazz, Blue-grass

Casual, Creative, Downtown, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Nursery, Adult Education, Dance, Choir, Youth Group, Community Service

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Church Leader

Joe Hoffman

Joe Hoffman