“Our faith is over 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.”
The city of Great Falls was founded in 1884. Soon thereafter the First Congregational Church was established in 1890, being among the first half dozen churches in the community. For many years (1910-70) the church was located at the corner of 3rd Ave. N. and 9th St., an impressive stone structure providing a spiritual home for generations of residence near the heart of downtown Great Falls. This structure was vacated in the early 1970s and a new facility was built at our current location at 2900 9th Ave. S., adding onto the existing facility of Christ United Methodist Church, itself built in 1959. Since 1976 we have uniquely shared our facility with the Methodist, providing opportunities for mutual ministries as well as good stewardship, while maintaining two separate congregations.
The church has a long history of community involvement, as well as a tradition of fine music and worship. Today we are a vibrant congregation of over four hundred adult members, with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. We are an open and inviting community of faith, practicing a progressive Christian theology. We have a strong emphasis on ministries to youth and children, as well as Christian service.
We are actively involved with the FISH food pantry, the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Opportunities Inc. Emergency Services, Rescue Mission, Mercy Home, the Children’s Receiving Home, the Intermountain Children’s Home, St. Ann’s lunch program, the Pre-Release Center, Family Promise, and other caring agencies, making a difference in our community.
We hope to provide a warm church home to our membership, where we can nurture and care for one another as a faith family.
We invite you to explore with us and grow in faith with us.