First Congregational Atlanta Celebrates their Sesquicentennial

Historic First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is commemorating 150 years of mission and ministry to Atlanta and the World! Founded in 1867, the inclusive African American faith community is planning an 18-month celebration of special events and programs, which pay tribute to the extraordinary history and the legacy of First Church. The yearlong celebration will include a variety of worship events, community forums, and special commemorative activities. The Anniversary theme is “Building on Purpose.” Each of the congregation’s five pillars (Worship, Prayer, Study, Service, and Stewardship) will be lifted up.

On Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. the church hosts a Fall Jazz Vespers and the Atlanta Jazz Chorus. The concert will feature special guest vocalist Lu Olutosin, Kevin Smith, Robert Boone, Dwight Andrews, the Atlanta Jazz Chorus, and the 3rd Sunday Horn Section. Admission is $10. Paid parking is available.

Join First Church on Sunday, October 1st for the 150th Anniversary Worship service with guest speaker U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris. The outspoken and outstanding author and former Attorney General of California, Ms. Harris has come to national prominence in her role in the ongoing senate hearings. There will be special music and a glorious reception!

Come back two weeks later for Homecoming Weekend on October 14th & 15th, featuring a Homecoming Choral Fest on Saturday night at 7:00 pm by the Plymouth United Church of Christ combined choirs from Detroit and choirs of First Congregational Church. Worship with the congregation on Sunday morning at 11:00 am, with the Homecoming message delivered by The Reverend Dr. Nicholas Hood, Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ.

Learn more on the First Church website: firstchurchatl.org