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In-person worship: Sundays at 10:00am

Our doors are open for in-person worship each Sunday at 10:00am. Masks are currently optional. Masks will continue to be worn in the areas of the nursery and young children. We are committed to keeping our members and friends as safe as possible. We will also continue to offer the live stream service, listed below.

Online Live Stream Worship Service: Sundays at 10:00 am

Click here to live stream our Worship Services or our weekly Progressive Christian Bible Study.

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Christmas Eve Services

Saturday December 24

5:00-6:00pm: Pageantry & Carols

7:30pm: Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols

Benefit for Gun Safety

Sharing Talents: Music, Words and Movement

Sunday, November 13, 2:00pm

This special event showcased local talent and was a benefit for a gun safety initiative called “Guns to Garden Tools”.

Even if you missed the live event, you can still learn about this program, in which people can surrender their guns and have them melted down and hammered into garden tools by local blacksmiths. The Sharing Talents event featured music, poetry, and more.

More information at

Watch the event on our YouTube channel 

Sunday Volunteer Signup

Looking for a quick, easy, fun way to help out on a Sunday morning? Each week, we need readers, greeters, coffee hour helpers, and other volunteers to keep our Sunday worship services running. Please consider signing up for a slot using the button below.

Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance

With the support of the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance (ISA), the First Congregational Church of Ithaca (FCCI) in July 2020 welcomed a teen mother and her young daughter into the apartment they built to provide sanctuary for immigrants at risk of deportation. Drucila Francisco Mateo and Jessie lived at the church for more than two years.

On Sunday, September 25, 2022 the FCCI and ISA community celebrated this act of radical welcome, and Drucila and Jessie’s move out of the church and into new independence. They spoke during the church worship and participated in a communal meal where Guatemalan foods were shared.

Read more here

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We are open for in-person worship at our Sunday 10:00am service. See above for details. We will continue to offer our worship services online as a live stream each Sunday as well.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Highland Highlights, our weekly email that contains all of our latest announcements and news, please contact the church office.

To learn more about our Sanctuary Church status, click here.

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Visit our YouTube channel to see recent Sunday Worship services, Sunday morning previews for children and youth, and Progressive Christian Bible studies.

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