An open and affirming church that truly walks the walk. Wherever you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here. Adult and children’s programming are top notch.
Welcome to our church and preschool in historic Winter Park
First Congregational Church of Winter Park
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Winter Park’s First Church Still Leading the Way
First Congregational Church of Winter Park was the very first church founded in this community back in 1884, and ever since it has been a presence of faith and support for the spiritual lives of the residents here.
From its founding roots with Rollins College, to its early post-Civil War work against segregation and assisting surrounding African-American communities, this church has been a profound presence in Winter Park .
With vibrant, relevant worship, superb Christian Education and a flagship music program, we continue to be a voice of social justice and inclusion.
From the Jeremiah Project, to its exemplary Preschool and Kindergarten program, mission trips, amazing youth programs, commitment to an “Open and Affirming” church where everyone is welcome – First Congregational Church is dedicated to being what tomorrow demands.
“I never knew a church like this existed!”
We hear that a lot when people discover First Congregational Church. We are a church that allows for personal, responsible interpretation of scripture. We are not a church that tells you what to think or believe, but rather serves to lovingly support you on your journey.
Not just a church – A home
When you walk through the doors at First Congregational Church, you’ll find a community of people that warmly and genuinely welcome all, regardless of religious tradition, sexual orientation, marital situation, financial or social status – this is a church that abundantly welcomes everyone around the table.
First Congregational Church is a home for all who seek to explore and feed their spirit through who they are and what they do…together.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WINTER PARK
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 AM
Wonderful sermons by Rev. Shawn Garvey. His message inspires us week after week. We are extremely fortunate that he joined us as Senior Minister four years ago.