First Congregational United Church of Christ
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Salem, Oregon

Advent Schedule:

First Sunday, December 3:

Come Down Home (HOPE) Text: Isaiah 64:1-9.

Annual Advent Fair after worship/Confirmation at 2 p.m.-3 p.m.


Second Sunday, December 10:

Home is Where We Meet (PEACE) Text: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13.

New Members received today.


Third Sunday, December 17:

Joy is Our True Home (JOY) Text: selections from Matthew and Luke.

Annual Children/Youth Pageant: Matt and Lucy's Version Births


Fourth Sunday, December 24:

God Makes This World a Home (LOVE) Luke 1:46-55.


December 24: Christmas Eve Services:

5:30 p.m., Family Candlelight service with bell choir and special music;

9:30 p.m. Wassail; 10:30 p.m., Traditional Service with Chancel Choir and candlelight


December 31: Song and Story Sunday

Last chance to sing your favorite carols! Hear the winning Christmas Story in our writing contest.




SIHN Week coming in December


We have a great opportunity to extend an extravagant welcome to the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network families that will be with us the week leading up to Christmas, December  17-24. Besides our usual full array of volunteer options there are many other options you and your friends or family could get involved in. This is for anyone who would like a way to give away from him or herself this season.

Come by the signup table on Sundays to see some ideas of how you can help.

Sign ups will begin November 19 at church, or you can sign up below.


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Welcome to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Salem, Oregon

We are a Just Peace and Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. This church welcomes everyone without regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic class, marital status, or physical/mental abilities and encourages all to share in the life and leadership of this congregation. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here. Here at the United Church of Christ. 
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Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

We are wheelchair accessible and have an elevator that services all floors. 

Stay connected


Learn more about the United Church of Christ and the "God Is Still Speaking" Campaign, go to and 

 First Congregational United Church of Christ
700 Marion Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
All are welcome, always.