First United Church Of Christ in Reading, PA 19601

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First United Church of Christ - Welcome To Our Website!

Serving Witness to Word and Sacrament in Downtown Reading Since 1753

Historic First UCC Is The Warm Heart Of Reading

Historic First United Church of Christ has been Reading's warm heart since 1753. 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 UCC 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 or the Court Street garage near First UCC. Pick up a "chaser ticket" before you leave church and when you exit, insert the first ticket, then the "chaser ticket" and the gate will open.

First UCC members believe that we are saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

First Church Invites You To Get Involved

  • Sunday Worship at 9:30am
  • Bible Study at 10:30am (2nd & 4th Sundays)
  • Youth Sunday School at 10:30am (2nd & 4th Sundays)
  • Nursery
  • Chair Lift to air-conditioned Sanctuary
  • Senior Choir and Bell Choir
  • Confirmation Program available for our young people
  • Commitment to Inner-City Ministry
  • Annual Church Picnic
  • Opportunities: for Greeters, Ushers, Acolytes, Lectors

Senior Center Ministry

First UCC 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.

First UCC's 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.

Our Music Ministry

Members and friends of First UCC may involve themselves in our music ministry as participants or listeners.

  • Senior Choir
  • Handbell Choir
  • First UCC Concert Series

See the Music page on this website for more information.

Outreach Ministry

  • Senior Center
  • Concert Series
  • Prayer Shawls
  • AA Meetings
  • NA Meetings