Widening Our Welcome

For 130 years, the First Christian Church of Concord has cultivated a grace-filled witness to the city of Concord and beyond. As the only Open and Affirming congregation of any denomination in this community, we have proudly proclaimed that ALL are loved by God and invited and welcomed to be a part of the body of Christ. But now it’s time to take some bold steps to widen that welcome even more.

This is the first of those bold steps. This capital stewardship campaign – Widening Our Welcome – promises to be an exciting spiritual journey for our congregation, one that will greatly increase our ability to provide an open, inclusive, welcoming environment to match the Open and Affirming spirit of our congregation.

Throughout the years our buildings have served us well. But we have reached a pivotal moment. It is imperative that we address some of the updates and renovations necessary to transform our dated, 1955 buildings into an inviting, energy-efficient place for our current, contemporary community. The renovation projects will make our campus more welcoming and strengthen our ministry by better serving those who are here and those who are yet to come. This direction will secure a future for our church and will use our assets to fulfill God’s purpose.

Join with us as we continue the rich tradition of welcome and renewal. Your generosity and commitment will be realized not only through physical improvements, but also in the expanded community of faith you are helping to create. Your gifts will provide for all of us – and those yet to come – a sacred space to gather, worship, and engage in our wider purposes!


As you've seen, we are in the midst of a capital stewardship campaign in order to renovate and remodel our church campus and facilities in an effort to Widen Our Welcome to our members – those that are here and those yet to come, our guests, our ministry partners, and our community.

Thank you for your gifts and commitment to helping us create a church campus that is as inviting and welcoming as the congregation itself.

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