Unapologetically Christian -  Extravagantly Welcoming

Our congregation is called to serve faithfully in changing times. We seek to be a beacon on the hill, witnessing to truth and light in the world. As Pastor John Robinson said to the Congregational Pilgrims, "There is more truth and light yet to break forth from God's holy word." We are bound together by a covenant that allows for differences in theological approach and interoperation. We encourage honest questions and join together in seeking genuine answers. We are a diverse body of believers, seeking to live in the light and image of God in Christ. We welcome all to join us for worship and learning at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. 

Our Story

1st Congregational United Church of Christ was the first Christian congregation organized in Rapid City in 1878. We have serve the community from four different buildings at three different addresses over the years. Our congregation has a strong emphasis on mission, outreach and community service.

We understand the historic creeds of the church to be testaments of faith not tests of faith. Our community is open to differences in interpretation and understanding. We do not have to all be the same in order to share in worship, education and service.