The First Church in Oberlin 

United Church of Christ

Images from the 175th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thank you to everyone for helping make Sunday's celebration a huge success!

CLICK HERE to view a video clip provided by WVIZ. 


Dear First Church Members and Friends -

We are especially grateful to Dale Preston who in addition to videotaping the entire 175th anniversary of the Meeting House service also took numerous photographs through the event and reception.  

Video broadcast times on Cable Co-op channel 9 or digital channel 51.3 are as follows:  10/20 @ 7pm; 10/22 @ 1 and 6pm; 10/13 @ 1 and 7pm; 10/26 @ pm; and 10/29 @ 1 and 6pm.  

You may view Dale's photos by following this link:

Medium resolution images (that include Dale's watermark) may be downloaded free of charge.  Prints or non-watermarked images can be purchased via Dale's website for a modest fee.  Please take a moment to check out Dale's wonderful photographs of this very special occasion in the life of First Church.

Dale's contact information: 

Presto Photo - Photography by Dale Preston
Capturing joy and showing people at their best.
Professional * Affordable * Friendly * Fast 
Based in Oberlin, OH. Established 2002.
Phone: 440.775.2792



Welcome to the First Church in Oberlin United Church of Christ - an Open and Affirming, Just Peace, Global Mission and Green Justice Community in Oberlin since 1834.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome in this United Church of Christ  congregation. We invite you to become a part of our community of faith, to grow spiritually, to encounter God’s inclusive and effusive grace in worship and fellowship, and to work and witness for greater justice and peace in our world.

Holy Communion Services are held on the first Sunday of each month.


The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities. 




Welcoming new people is one of our greatest joys at First Church United Church of Christ. You’ll find that we really mean it when we say that everyone is welcome at First Church. Our congregation is home to people of all ages who are single, partnered, married and divorced. Some of us are LGBT and others are straight. Some of us work with our hands and others in offices, and some of us are out of work. Regardless of your religious background, or your beliefs, First Church will do its best to speak to you, comfort you, challenge you and provide you with a spiritual home..




First Church in Oberlin is an "Open and Affirming," "Just Peace," "Global Mission,"  "Green Justice" Church . 

All are welcome here!

Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is all about. In many ways, we engage in the practices of our daily lives and the rituals of our faith communities—through worship, mission, working for justice and peace, evangelism, and education—so that our faith may be nurtured, enlivened, sustained, and formed. In this regard, the imagery offered by the prophet Isaiah of Potter God forming humanity, God's created own, is an appropriate vision for how we might view the ministry of faith formation.​​​​​​​


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