First Community Church retains autonomy in all matters of faith and practice, which is consistent with the policy and practice of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are bound by covenant relationship to consider prayerfully and deliberately the pronouncements and positions of the denominations’ governing bodies.

A Governing Board, elected by our membership at our annual meeting, governs us according to our own constitution. We also elect a Diaconate to assist in serving the spiritual needs of the congregation. With denominational guidance and approval, Clergy are ordained and called by the local church to serve.