We are . . .
First Reformed Church of Lancaster, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, first gathered in 1729. Its earliest members were German, Swiss and French settlers who built the first church in Lancaster in 1736. Today our congregation is a diverse group of spiritual travelers joined together by our belief in God and our continuing commitment to put the city first in our ministry.
We tend to be theologically progressive, ecologically friendly, sociologically outgoing and financially conservative. We find that our service to the people of the city speaks above all “ologies” with acts of hospitality and hope.
We are unapologetically inclusive of ALL people and declare ourselves Open and Affirming (ONA), the phrase The United Church of Christ uses to communicate our intentional and unconditional inclusivity of people of different sexual orientations, gender expressions, and gender identities.