We are an Open and Affirming church!


Welcome to Gaylord's First Congregational United Church of Christ website. We are a thoughtful spiritual community, hoping to put our faith into action. We don't think of ourselves as better than anyone else or as having the "right" beliefs. We don't even all believe the same things in our family of faith. Instead, we are real people with real problems, who are striving to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and in every person we encounter along the way. Our community focuses on love. We try to love others, ourselves, strangers, enemies, God, and the earth a little better each and every day. Our community has a long tradition of reaching in - to deepen our spiritual practice - and reaching out - in service to others in need, both near and far. We'd love to have you join us in our journey. Our most regular gatherings are on Sunday mornings at 10 am, but we gather in other configurations throughout the week, both to reach in and to reach out. Hope to see you soon!


First Fridays Coffee House

The First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting local musicians the first Friday of every month at their “First Friday Coffee House”. Come hear some first rate, super positive music from some of the area’s best performing musicians! On July 7th, Owen James will be performing selections from his new CD “Songs From the Deep North”, as well as other original and familiar acoustic music inspired by jazz, blues, bossa nova, and other traditional music of the Americas. The concert begins at 7pm, and is free and open to all! Please contact the church with any questions, at 989-732-5726 or office@firstuccgaylord.org


4th Annual Fine Art & Craft Show

The Women’s Fellowship group of the First Congregational United Church of Christ is again hosting their Fine Art & Craft Show. This year’s event will be on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall, yard and parking lot at the corner of South Otsego Avenue and Second Street, in downtown Gaylord. This show will offer something for everyone featuring a wonderful selection of items produced by local artisans. There will be lots of things you’ll love and remember it’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping or find the perfect gift for any occasion. Food and bake sale items will be available.

The Women’s Fellowship helps fund many projects within the church, community and wider area.


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Please join us at the church for services

Sunday, 10 am

218 W. Second St.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Office: 989-732-5726


Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at First Congregational.


Meet First Congregational United Church of Christ

Come to the About Us section to meet the staff and clergy, and find out what we're all about!

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