First Congregational Church of Houston (FCC) is a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), one of the most progressive Christian denominations in the United States. The work of the church is done through the Boards and Committees of FCC. We collaborate and work in partnership with other UCC congregations as well as interfaith communities and organizations locally, regionally and nationally.
The FCC Constitution establishes seven boards responsible for the operations of the church. The boards are composed of church members who volunteer their time and talents to help their board fulfill its responsibilities. The boards have yearly goals and operate independently within the restrictions of their constitutional authority and yearly budget.
- Deacons – responsible for worship services of the church.
- Trustees – responsible for the financial well-being of the church and the upkeep of facilities.
- Communications – responsible for external communications of the church.
- Christian Education – responsible for ongoing education programs for all ages.
- Missions – responsible for financial and volunteer support for organizations providing aid to those in need.
- Church in Society – responsible for civic action around issues of social justice and political engagement.
- Hospitality – responsible for building member connection through hosting after worship gatherings, receptions and other social events.
FCC is governed by the members of the congregation through the Church Council, which meets monthly to decide church wide matters such as budget, strategic decisions and contractual obligations. The Council is made of up members representing each board, at-large delegates, and officers of the church.