First Congregational Church

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Welcome to First Congregational Church of Mountain Home, Idaho!

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.

Our Mission

To bring the word of God to all people through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.

Our Vision

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.’”

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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.

Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for pre-K through adult. Masks are required in the Children’s classes.

Worship is at 11 a.m. Please see our current mask policy below.

Masks are not required for those that are fully vaccinated. Other social distancing procedures will stay in place for now. Anyone that is not fully vaccinated is requested to continue wearing a mask, and anyone who is vaccinated but not comfortable without a mask may, of course, continue wearing one.

Please, if you are not feeling well, do not come to worship. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

We also have a YouTube channel and you can tune in and watch the worship. The service will be posted by Sunday afternoon at 3 p.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.

Office Hours – Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time

515 E. 15th North 
P.O. Box 659
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone: (208)587-4969