Our Church Covenant
We covenant with You, God, and with one another, and do bind ourselves in Your presence, to walk together in all Your ways, according as You are pleased to reveal Yourself unto us in Your blessed Word of Truth. (Adapted from the Salem Church Covenant, 1629)
You are Welcome Here
First Congregational Church of Anchorage is an open and affirming Christian community joining together in service as people learning, growing, and acting in faith. In the spirit of Jesus, we commit ourselves to justice and equity by welcoming and celebrating a diversity of age, ability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family circumstance, socio-economic status, and national origin. As an inclusive congregation, we seek to be a safe place to grow, free from judgment, where wounds can heal, and differences can expand our understanding. We invite all who are searching for God’s presence in their lives to worship with us. We welcome you to participate in the life, ministry, and leadership of the church.
Our Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
We speak these words so we remember to remember that caring for this small corner of the Earth has been the sacred honor and purpose of the Dena’ina Athabascans for uncounted centuries. As a faith community, we owe a debt of gratitude to our Dena’ina neighbors for the beauty of this elnena where we gather to worship. We acknowledge that the ground on which our church is built was taken away from them and yet remains their ancestral homeland. With these words we pledge to join with our Dena’ina neighbors and live on this land as if all our children’s futures matter, and as if all our lives depend on it.
First Congregational Church of Anchorage is a member of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC)