Worship is the heart of our life as a church. We enjoy sermons and scripture lessons that introduce and explore ideas rather than structuring our beliefs in rigid paths.

We gather to give thanks, to celebrate, to meditate, to pray, to confess and to hear the word of God.

We seek a worship experience that speaks to both our heads and our hearts – that “makes you think” but is also relevant to the issues we face everyday. We often explore new, even controversial ideas within a traditional faith in God and Jesus Christ. Our congregation is comfortable with traditional services led by the minister as well as with innovative services where everyone participates. Children are welcome at any time during our services and about every 6-8 weeks we have a “Family Worship Service” where children are the leaders of the entire service.

We are comfortable with inclusive language and women and men share leadership roles equally. We feel the Spirit working among us and are sent to “go forth” and be the eyes, hands, heart and spirit of God in the larger community.

Q & A about Sunday Worship at First Congregational Church

When? Sunday mornings @ 10:30 am
Where? In our Sanctuary – our address is 6501 Wydown, Clayton MO 63105. To enter the sanctuary directly go through the red doors facing University Lane. If you enter from the west parking lot entrance, you can go up the stairs to the Sanctuary. The west entrance is also our handicap accessible entrance with elevator access to the sanctuary level.

Children are welcome in worship and activity sheets and crayons are available to keep small hands busy. Sunday school for older children, preschool for ages 3-5, and a nursery for children under 2 are available during worship and open to visitors. All are staffed by pre-screened volunteers.
Parking? Plenty. On the west parking lot, on University Lane or Wydown Blvd.
Length? Our worship service is usually one hour.
Dress? Your call, there is no dress code. You’ll see anything from slacks to jeans to “Sunday Best.”

Music? An excellent choir supported by an Austin 56 rank pipe organ. Styles vary from classical to gospel to contemporary composers.
Communion? Communion is offered on special days in the church calendar, or on the first Sunday of each month. It is open to anyone seeking communion with God.
Open & Affirming? As an Open & Affirming congregation we welcome persons of all ages, abilities, races, gender, and sexual orientation, religious or political persuasions.
Questions? Just give us a call at 721-5060, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Meet First Congregational