“Embraced by the love of God in Christ, our mission is to love and serve our world. We seek to grow in Christ’s family through our journey inward towards faith and knowledge, outward toward love and justice, always rooted and nurtured in worship.”
We Are Open and Affirming
On September 18, 2011 members of First Church voted to become an Open and Affirming congregation by adopting the following welcome statement:
“We, the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, strive to live out our stated mission to seek love and justice in our world. We welcome persons of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, mental, physical, emotional, economic and social status, and circumstance of life into the full participation and ministry of our church.”
The First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The Mission of the UCC is: "United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all."
To learn more, visit: www.ucc.org, which includes news and links relevant to the Church’s role in current affairs, Christian education, global ministries for peace and crisis relief, and much more.
We are also a member of local chapters of the UCC:
The Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ (SNEUCC), which represents a community of 615 churches—from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The Hampden Association, UCC is a collection of local UCC churches and members who support each other and work together on local missions.
Mural artist: Cbabi Bayoc
This mural is in the offices of the United Church of Christ.
To learn more about the mural and artist, click HERE.