Please join us in the Church for worship as you are comfortable.  Otherwise, you can join us live on our YouTube channel at our 9:30am Worship Service (or later in the day as your schedule permits).  You can access our YouTube channel HERE 

Experience the presence of God at First Congregational UCC of Oconomowoc.  We are a small congregation with a large heart. Together as a church family, we will grow stronger in our faith journey, dig deeper in the world around us and seek to gain understanding to our questions.  

Let our vision shine on your spiritual journey as we “engage and inspire all generations to connect with God through love and service.”

About Us

Statement of Faith                               Covenant

9:30am Worship Service

“Our worship seeks to Engage, Inspire and Connect in a modern service that is rooted in our church’s history. It reflects the deep richness of God’s Grace and Good News and always points us to service in the world and life in God’s Creation.”

All are welcome to start in the sanctuary and then join us afterward for Fellowship.

Join us  for Worship Services

We welcome people who have questions. We welcome people who have been hurt by churches before.  We welcome people at every stage of their spiritual journey.

We certainly aren’t perfect, and we don’t expect anyone else to be, either.  We do expect people to try to live the golden rule, “you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you.” Matthew 7:12

We gather together to practice living the life that Jesus Christ wants for everyone; a life that is loving, welcoming, and forgiving. If that sounds good to you, come on by!

Core Beliefs

“All are welcome”: We believe that everyone is welcome and has a responsibility to support and participate in the life and ministry of the church.

That they may all be one”: This is the motto of the UCC.  It reflects a spirit of unity on which the church is based and points toward future efforts to heal the divisions within the church.

“Testimonies of faith rather than tests of faith”:  Faith can be expressed in many different ways, the UCC has no formula that is a test of faith.

“Priesthood of all believers”: All members of the UCC are called to minister to other people and to participate as equals in the life of the church.  Each of us have direct access to the grace of God through prayer and reflection.

“There is yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s Holy Word”:  This classic statement assumes the primacy of the Bible as our source for understanding the good news.  It recognizes that the Bible, though written in specific historical times and places, still speaks to us in our present condition.

“A church striving for justice”:  As part of our church mission, we strive to serve other people through feeding the hungry, liberating the oppressed, providing shelter for the homeless or healing for those who hurt.

This is only a summary of our core beliefs.  If you have questions please speak with the pastor or a member of our church.

Join Us

One may become a member of our congregation through one of three methods:

  • First, confirmation, after a youth concludes a year-long study of preparation then he/she may publicly confess their faith and become a member of our congregation. Usually, a youth is in ninth grade when they attend confirmation.
  • Second, a person may simply transfer his/her membership from another congregation to our congregation through a letter of transfer.
  • Third, a person who is new to the faith may simply make a public profession of faith and be baptized.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member of First Congregational UCC please call the church office at 262-567-4461 or click the button to fill out a form.


Senior Pastor Matt Schneider Adams will be preaching, writing Reflections, scheduling time to meet and chat with him, and offering workshops on a variety of topics relating to spirituality.
Rev. Matt Schneider Adams

Senior Pastor

Amy Drewa, Director of Children and Youth Ministries

(UCC Licensed Minister)
Dir. of Children and Youth Ministries



Karl Kay, Choir & Handbell Director, Organist

Music Director
(Choir, Handbell)

Betty Brown, Choir Accompanist

Choir Accompanist

CIndy Meckl, Hearts and Hands Preschool Director

Hearts & Hands Preschool Director

Joyce McGuire, Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Deb Schuyler, Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Teresa Schmeling, Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Sue Weber, Custodian


Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is held during our 9:30am Worship Service. Everyone gathers together to fill our sanctuary with all of God’s people, joining together in song and prayer. Children are then dismissed after the Children’s Message.

Led by Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Amy Drewa


“All are Welcome” to join us! We welcome each individual that walks through our doors with open arms. Come as you are. Our services are casual.