The First Church in Oberlin

United Church of Christ


No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, YOU are welcome here! 

Photos courtesy of Presto Photography. 



NOTICE: The First Church Executive Council will continue to evaulate the re-opening of First Church. DUE TO COVID-19 AND CONSTRUCTION, the building is currently closed to the general public. Committees should continue to meet via Zoom. Face masks are required upon entering the building and while walking in and around common areas. Face masks and hand sanitizer are available on the supply table as you enter the building. The church office is staffed Monday-Friday:  9am - noon & 1pm - 4pm. Please call the office at (440) 775-1711 or EMAIL Diana with any concerns or needs. Thank you.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that affects not only our physical health and daily lives, but also our mental health. To address these needs, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is committed to providing credible information and resources to help people navigate through this crisis. In this guide, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.


Sundays 10am

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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 is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.


Worship is currently being live streamed on Facebook on Sundays at 10am. Click on the icon above to connect. 


God provides for the ministry of our church through your offerings. Giving to First Church is essential to the vitality and future of the church. Your donations  enable us to fulfill our work including - the work being done by church leaders and staff, local church ministries, justice and witness ministries, wider church ministries, and global missions. 


Thank you for supporting the First Church in Oberlin, UCC! Scan the QR CODE above or click on the link below to make a donation online. To use VANCO, click on the button to use the EFT Form. A 2021 Pledge Card button is also provided for your convenience.  



First Church publishes a weekly electronic newsletter entitled, "First Things First". The newsletter is emailed each Monday at 4pm. A link to the current week's newsletter is provided each Tuesday on our Facebook page. You can also click on the button below to read it, download a copy, or print it. 

If you would like to subscribe to First Things First!, please EMAIL the church office, or click on the subscribe link included in the enews.  

News & Events

First Church in Oberlin is an active and vibrant congregation. Check out our up-coming events and read through the announcements to stay informed.  We have many opportunities for you to  join us in worship, small groups, social groups, committee work , educational sessions  and more.  Make sure to check the website often for updates. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Faith Formation

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.

Resources & Links

Looking to connect with the church or the broader  community? Great! Click on the link below for more information about the United Church of Christ and it's wider mission, the Oberlin Community, volunteer opportunities and more.  There are also links for Mental Health and other resources. Give us a call if we can help you to connect or navigate through any resources and/or links.