Historic First United Church of Christ is Reading's warm heart. We have been so for over 260 years, and we plan to be so for the next 260 years. We invite you to take part in our historic church's new mission, to share in the energy and enthusiasm of our church's mission! We would be delighted to welcome you into our fellowship or to answer any questions you may have about our faith.
Like all things worthwhile, First Church is worth the effort. Many of our members live outside Reading but believe our mission is worth the commute. It is. We are located at 611 Washington Street, directly across the street from the YMCA. We are the church closest to the Court House. Look for our towering gray steeple, the one with the cross on top.
There is abundant free parking in the Walnut and Poplar Streets Garage near First Church - at the entrance, just pull a ticket and the gate will go up. You will not need the ticket when you leave because the "exit" gate will be open.
First Church members believe that we are saved by God's grace through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. First Church is a minority Sacramental Community bearing its witness to our Lord's birth, life death and resurrection.
First Church is proud of its Senior Center. Its stated purpose is to combat loneliness, to prevent withdrawal, to restore participants self-confidence, interest in others, and interest in daily activities.
Senior Center meets for two 12-week sessions, September through December and March through June, from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday. A hot lunch is available at a moderate cost or you may bring a brown bag lunch.
See the Senior Center page on this website for more information.
Members and friends of First Church may involve themselves in our music ministry as participants or listeners.
See the Music page on this website for more information.
First Church is located near many office buildings. We believe it is important to offer a significant worship opportunity to the community. Our brief Tuesday Worship service is held in our sanctuary from 12:05 to 12:25pm each week. Holy Communion is offered for those who wish to participate.