Welcome to First Congregational Church of Mountain Home, ID!
Whoever you are, where ever you are in life’s journey, you are a beloved child of God, loved by Christ, and called by the Holy Spirit.
To bring the word of God to all people through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Work together to worship God, share our faith in Christ, and enrich our community through service and education.
From the United Church of Christ:
“This is the Symbol of the United Church of Christ. More than a logo, our symbol imparts the meaning not only of all that we are in the present day as a denomination, but all that we yearn to be in the future.
At the top of the symbol is a crown. By the use of the crown, we remind ourselves that Christ is the ruler, the head of all, greater than any earthly power or authority.
Below the crown is a cross. The cross reminds us of Christ’s suffering in solidarity with the pain of victims of violence in all times and places. For many, the cross is a reminder of the redemptive power of life over death, and salvation over the powers of evil.
Below the cross is an orb divided into three parts, reminding us of Jesus’ command to go out into the world in all directions, witnessing to his life-giving power.
Encircling these symbols are the words ‘That They May All Be One.’ (John 17:21). The words remind us of our history as a union of different Christian traditions. And it calls us to activism in the present. In the UCC, it is our calling to engage in ecumenical relationships that seek to heal the broken unity of the Body of Christ. And the words also call us to the future, to the time envisioned by Christ when ‘all may be one.’”
United Church of Christ
We, here at First Congregational, are part of the United Church of Christ: a collection of 5,148 Congregations across the United States with about 1 million members all together. The United Church of Christ has a history of advocating and working for justice, and is well-known for their proclamation that “God is Still Speaking!” Our faith is over 2,000 years old, but our thinking is not. We are always listening for God’s guidance.
We are a spiritually diverse and inclusive Christian community. We believe faith should unite all people.
At this time, we are not having in-person worship. The State of Idaho has requested that houses of worship return to virtual worship. We do not know, at this time, how long this will continue. If you are not on our email list, and would like to be, please contact the church office.
We do have a YouTube channel and you can tune in and watch the worship Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. MST.
Communion will be served on the first Sunday of the month, with the exception of September, when we serve communion on the second Sunday of the month.
All Sunday School classes are suspended for now. Check this page for any changes.
Office Hours – Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time