First Congregational Church
As followers of Jesus, First Congregational Church of Bakersfield, United Church of Christ encourages and invites all to join our church family on our faith journey. We accept diversity and support individual spiritual growth. We seek to do Gods work in service of the local and global community.
Paul says in Romans 12 that Christian people live in the world as it is, but it is our unique place to transform ourselves in faithfulness to a world yet to come. All people in the church have abilities that they are called to use in the mission Christ accepted for himself and now sets before us: to embody in our place and time Gods way of holy love. To such a life we covenant.
We gather in worship as a believing community to hear the gospel, to sing, pray and receive the sacraments. Worship stands at the heart of the church, between our gathering and our scattering as Gods people. Worship prepares us to go into the world as re-formed people.
We enthusiastically accept Jesus calling to be witnesses in the world to the l..