SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30 AM
Inclusive, welcoming and fun, First Congregational has become a home to many people who are surprised to find themselves in church. We are committed to providing relevant and engaging worship and creating a culture of acceptance where differences are valued. Our worshippers come from a variety of religious backgrounds from Catholic to Protestant to no religious background whatsoever, Wherever you are, you are welcome here. Check out this video welcome to see how newcomers get greeted on April Fools Day.
Watch a sample worship service here to see what it's like.
You can watch all the sermons by subscribing to our
1st CongUCC DBQ YouTube channel here.
location & parking
In the heart of historic Dubuque
255 West 10th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
We're a church with a heart for the city, in historic downtown Dubuque, so if you can't stroll here, street parking is free on Sundays, or use the parking lot across from the church on 10th and Locust St, or the church lot on the corner of 11th and Locust Street.
Service always includes a moment when the pastor calls the children forward to hear a special message. Music spans the generations, so be prepared to delight in the voices of children in the Cherub and Youth Choirs, or the the sounds of bells played by teens and adults. Five choirs rotate with a blended musical style from around the world as well as classical anthems of the historic church, with communion on the first Sunday.
HISTORIC & HIP
We were founded in 1839 by six people in a tiny stone church that got foreclosed on. We've come a long way since then, ordaining women, pioneering an outreach to the queer community and standing up for marriage equality for all.
Read about our historic roots here.
children & youth
Children and adults worship together at 9:30 AM but for infants and toddlers, we always offer professional childcare in our well-equipped nursery during worship services and during the education hour.
Kids Club, for children of all ages is held on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 PM with a family meal provided starting at 5:00 PM. Children have devotional time along with playing games and having discussions.
Youth Night ,specifically for middle and high school students, is available at 7:30 PM on Wednesday evenings during the school year, but students in that age group are also encouraged to explore any of the Faith Formation special guest speakers that catch their interest.
First Congregational Church is a member of the
United Church of Christ,
a welcoming denomination of "historic firsts."
The church office is open Monday-Friday,
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
255 West 10th Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
We are always looking for ways to serve our community in Christ's name and we can help you find your spot too. Call the office or volunteer at our weekly free meal on Thursdays.