A Few Terms

Here are a few terms and acronyms in use at First Church.

1 in 10 (or one-n-ten)

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, providing them with tools to improve self esteem and acceptance of who they are.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Arizona MIHA (formerly UCAN)

The Arizona Maricopa Interfaith HIV/AIDS Alliance.

First Church

As much as we prefer to avoid bragging or general pretentiousness, when we came together in 1917 we were the first Congregational church in the then-small (pop: 15,000) town of Phoenix.
In 1960, we joined the newly-formed United Church of Christ and renamed ourself First Congregational United Church of Christ.

In a world with too many acronyms, FCUCC doesn't fall off the tongue… First Church works because it's short and affectionate.


Gender Sexual Minority


Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Questioning and/or Queer, Intersex & Ally


Narcotics Anonymous


Phoenix Arizona Congregationalists – A monthly lunch-time gathering for people interested in trying out diverse restaurants and cuisines with a distinct conversation theme each time. Join us for lunch!

Southwest Conference

The regional branch of the UCC including Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas

UCC: United Church of Christ

Our denomination

First Church UCC

1407 N Second Street
PhoenixAZ 85004
 (602) 258-6891
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Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
with Pastor James Pennington

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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