Welcome to our Church. We are…


The First Congregational Church of Vernon gathers as the people of God to worship and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that we are all children of God.

As a church, we welcome and affirm all persons of every race, age, gender, family structure, physical or mental ability, economic status, faith back-ground, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity into the full life and ministry of this community of faith, including membership and leadership. We welcome and embrace the gifts that each child of God brings to the life our congregation and covenant one with another to worship and work together in a climate of caring, joy and mutual respect.

As an Open and Affirming church, we join our sisters and brothers in the United Church of Christ and all persons who are committed to the struggle for justice, love and inclusiveness, with the example and teachings of Jesus Christ as our guide.

As a gathered community of faith who have covenanted together to minister to all needs, our Safe Church Policy is written to make it clear that all forms of abuse and exploitation are prohibited and will not be tolerated. Our members must be able to worship and work together in a climate free from inappropriate behavior.

Also, see our Website Privacy & Use Policy