First Congregational Church has a rich history that started over 175 years ago in Toledo, Ohio. As a Congregational Church, we recognize the Bible as the source of faith and the practice of Christianity. It holds that living in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ is the true test of fellowship.
Whether you are searching for a church home or visiting the Toledo area there's a place for you at FCC. We want to help you connect with the gospel of Jesus and His people here.
THE EARLY DAYS
Founded in 1833, the church is the oldest congregation organized within Toledo’s original boundaries. From 1844 to 1913, the church occupied a succession of three meeting houses on St. Clair Street in what is now Downtown Toledo. In 1913, First Church merged with Central Congregational Church.
The pews and eight Tiffany stained glass windows from the 1878 church were incorporated into the Collingwood Meeting House which was dedicated in 1916.
One of the many historic treasures to be found in Toledo is the collection of stained glass windows belonging to the Early Renaissance-inspired First Congregational Church. The renowned artist Louis Comfort Tiffany designed many of the windows in the church, windows that are as stirring for their visual splendor as for their spiritually-based themes.
CHILDREN AND STUDENTS
The Student Ministry, also known as C.I.A. (Christians In Action) meets every Sunday morning during the message portion of the Sunday service. Various events, service projects and mission trips are planned throughout the year. C.I.A. is open to students in Junior High and High school.
For adults, we have Bible Study classes that take place once a month on Wednesday evenings and Small Groups (Branches) that meet every two weeks.
Adult ministries also include Music, Diaconate Activities Committee, Missions, and Women's Fellowship to name a few.
If you would like more information about any of our ministries or activities, please use the contact form below and someone will connect with you right away.