First United Church of Arvada
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here in our vital, loving community.
You are welcome to worship here, whether you are looking for a church home or are just visiting. There is sound amplification during the service and hearing assistance is available. There is also Church School for children and youth. A supervised nursery is available for the youngest children.
We are a United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation—a denomination with a proud tradition of being at the forefront of social change, such as:
Women in the ministry:
UCC was the first denomination to welcome women into the ministry.
One of our first pastors at First United Church of Arvada joined hands with other ministers to protect African-American students from police during racial tensions in Selma, Alabama in the 1960s.
Social justice at home and abroad:
We keep our eyes open to injustice in our neighborhoods and around the world, and do whatever we can to help.
Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people:
We are an open and affirming congregation and welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people to join our congregation. We believe that the worth of others comes from their uniqueness as individuals.
Vision StatementOur extended Christian family is committed to:
- supporting, ministering to, and caring for one another,
- learning, living, and sharing the story,
- nurturing succeeding generations,
- praising God in joyful worship, and
- following Christ's commandment to love one another by helping those in need.
Holiday Events, 2013
Tues, Nov 26, 7PM
ARMS Ecumenical Thanksgiving service
- all are welcome!
Bell Choir and Celebration Choir will perform. You are invited to bring canned goods to donate to ARMS. Cookies and coffee will be served following the service.
Sun, Dec 1, 10AM worship
First Sunday of Advent.
Come worship with us during this holy season. Our Sanctuary of Stars will bring the illumination of this season into your life.
Spiral Advent Garden
for Children and Families.
Bring your child to walk the evergreen advent spiral and listen to meditative Christmas music.
Sat, Dec 7, 4-7PM
Festival Art Show.
Join us for a display of local artists. Wine and cheese served.
Sun, Dec 8, 10AM worship
Second Sunday of Advent.
Decoration of Christmas Tree.
Sat, Dec 14, 6-8PM
All Ages Caroling to shut-ins and gathering for hot cocoa and popcorn.
Sun, Dec 15, 10AM worship
Third Sunday of Advent.
Celebration Choir sings inspiring Christmas music.
Sun, Dec 22, 10AM worship
Fourth Sunday of Advent.
Children join the Celebration Choir in singing uplifting Christmas music.
Tues, Dec 24, 5:30PM
Candlelight Christmas Eve service and live nativity.
Sunday Worship at 10AM
Youth Sunday School 10:15-11:15AM
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