Who We Are
Welcome to the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Corning, NY, an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome members, friends, family and guests. We welcome believers solid in their faith and we welcome those who are questioning believers. Wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
At First Congregational United Church of Christ Corning, we are committed to creating an environment in which everyone feels welcome and safe to worship, to inquire, to celebrate, to build relationships, and to belong - and by doing so, to grow in faith and discipleship.
Our Mission Statement
“Our mission is to create and nurture a family to do God’s work, modeling the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” (adopted April 28, 2002)
Our Vision for the Church
The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corning is a source of Christian leadership in the greater Corning Community. Our vision is to demonstrate our faith in Christ in all relationships throughout our individual and corporate life, increase active Christian ministries in the community, and to achieve membership growth. We share our blessings with the world, the community in which we live and work, and among our members. The distinctive feature of the congregation is that we are a servant people and our members proclaim their choice to act on their faith. We engage in ministry utilizing a multitude of forms, e.g. hands on, small group, in person, using printed materials, and evolving technologies. We strive to create a worshiping community that praises and gives thanks to God; a worship service that fosters spiritual growth and wholeness, encourages public application of scripture, and invites reflection, prayer, and action in response to the critical and special needs of all participants. We nurture relationships that are renewing, refreshing, energizing, and vibrant with people of every faith and people seeking faith, welcoming all people. (adopted April 28, 2002)