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About Us


" 'Our faith is 2,000 years old.  Our thinking is not.'  We believe in God's continuing testament.  This is why we are committed to hearing God's ancient story anew and afresh in our lives and in the world today.  We try to remain attentive to God's creative movement in the world.  We prepare our members and leaders to be engaged in ministry in the present and future church, and we embrace all kinds of communities and new ways of thinking."

First Congregational Church is a member of the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of The United Church of Christ with diverse and dynamic congregations.

Our History

Oct 14, 1855 - At Mr. James Cowles' cabin in Topeka, Kansas nine men met: Rev. Paul Shepard, John Ritchie, M.C. Dickey, Wm. Scales, C.A. Sexton, Augustus Barnard, Wm. Bowker, and H.H. Cowles to discuss forming an anti-slavery Congregational Church.  The church that emerged has become the home base for creative spiritual work and serves as a vehicle for benefitting the common good.

Pictured: First Congregational Church in the 1860s, Topeka, Kansas

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