Open and Affirming: Our Commitment to LGBTQ Justice and Inclusion

First Congregational Church celebrates and welcomes everyone — without regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic class, marital status, or physical/mental abilities. We encourage all to discover their unique gifts and to share in the life of this congregation. Since 1994, we have been recognized as an Open and Affirming Church, which means that we are committed to the continued embrace and support of the LGBTQ community in Salem and beyond.

First Congregational Church at Capitol Pride

Come find us at Capitol Pride this year, and join us for our annual Pride Worship Service at 10:30 am on the Sunday after Capitol Pride: Sunday, August 4th, 2019!

LGBTQ Community at First Congregational

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of each month for LGBTQ Brunch at Almost Home Restaurant on Market Street in Salem. Contact the church office for additional details.

Rainbow Youth

Join Rainbow Youth, who meet at our church each week for conversation, support and fun. Contact Rainbow Youth at for additional details.

Confluence: Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus

We’re proud to support Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus. To join or attend one of their concerts, please see their website at