OR LIVESTREAM WORSHIP EVERY SUNDAY AT 10AM


RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE TO WATCH AT ANY TIME AFTER WORSHIP HAS ENDED

All services since February 1, 2022 are available on the First Congregational UCC Eugene YouTube channel. Just click SUBSCRIBE to view recent services (subscribing is free).

The worship services from March 2020 until January 31, 2022, are on a different YouTube channel, named “Jon Morgan,” not to be confused with a singer of the same name. Click on the button above and then click SUBSCRIBE to view all services prior to Feb 1, 2022 (subscribing is free).

After you have subscribed to YouTube channels, when you open YouTube you can just click “Subscriptions” and then choose by clicking on which of the two channels you want to view.

To receive the daily All Church emails for links to worship services, announcements and a daily message of hope please contact Dana.

Sunday Morning activities

Worship at 10:00 a.m.

First Congregational Church is one church family that meets together to worship and hear God’s call to mission in the world. We are a diverse congregation of all ages, backgrounds, and tastes. Hence, we will provide a style of Sunday service known as blended worship.

Childcare is available for those with children, infants through kindergarten on the lower level. We welcome children 1st grade and up to join their parents in the worship service.

There are worship bags and clipboards with helpful materials for children available in the Narthex (area in the rear of the sanctuary). Please feel free to utilize them and know that we love to have all ages in worship.  

There are blue “Welcome” cards in the pew rack.  Please fill it out to help us know of your presence. This is of course optional but you might find it helpful to receive our weekly emails and monthly newsletters.  

At all of our services we maintain the ancient Christian practice of receiving an offering to support the church’s ministries. We welcome your gifts and encourage everyone to live a life marked by generosity. If you are unable to give financially, please consider an offering of time or talent to the church, another organization, or a neighbor in need.

Sanctuary Grief and Healing Altar

You have probably noticed the grief and healing altar at the front of the sanctuary. All are welcome to light a candle at any time during the service.

Instructions ~ If you have taken the opportunity to light a candle during worship, you may have experienced the wick sticking in the candle-lighting torch. To avoid the wick becoming stuck, please keep in mind the following operating instructions:

If the torch is not lit, light it with one of the lit candles on the table. Once you have lit your candle, either pass the lit torch to the next person in line to light their candle or BLOW THE FLAME OUT ON THE TORCH and then place the unlit torch back on the table; do not lower the wick back into the candle-lighting torch. Thank you for your consideration so this opportunity to bring the light can operate smoothly for all.

Wheeler Room Available during Worship

Please note that if you or a child needs to leave the sanctuary during worship, there are speakers available in the Wheeler Room so you may still hear the service.

Communion

Our communion table is open to everyone—baptized or not.  The Sacrament of Communion is usually offered during the first Sunday of the month and special services like Maundy Thursday.

Sharing communion with each other, children, and visitors is a special, sacred, shared event. We offer bread, a gluten-free option, and grape juice for the elements which are shared in a variety of ways: By walking to the front of the sanctuary to pick up your elements, or staying seated as they are passed down the pews on plates for the congregation to serve themselves. Our tradition is to hold the elements until all are served, and partake together when directed by the Pastor.

Education Hour at 9:00 a.m. during the school year.

We offer classes for all ages at 9 a.m. during the school year.  Adult classes change periodically and can be found on Adult Education and on the kiosk in the upstairs lobby.

Sunday school for children are held in the classrooms upstairs each week separated by age-level posted by the door.

Fellowship Hour at 11:00 a.m.

Fellowship Hour is an intergenerational social gathering downstairs after worship for coffee, cookies and conversation (or juice, crackers, and playtime). All are welcome! Come meet your church community!