About Us

You will find that First Congregational Church is a place for worship, study, spiritual search, unconditional acceptance and a new perspective for all people. Our diverse, interdenominational congregation welcomes all individuals.

There are places to deepen your understanding of God, self, and spiritual disciplines; there are places to get to know others more deeply; and there are places to serve.

If you are seeking a church home, come and worship with us and meet faces that are eager to meet you. Visitors and their families are always welcome and encouraged to participate in any of our programs, special events, youth activities and worship services.

Whether you are a life-long resident of River Falls, just moved here or are passing through, you are welcome here.

Our Core Values

As Jesus’ courageous disciples, living God’s grace, we strive to:

  • Worship faithfully
  • Welcome openly
  • Grow spiritually
  • Care passionately
  • Serve generously

Our Denomination

First Congregational is a member of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of more than 6,000 congregations. We believe that God is Still Speaking and that we are all in the process of our faith journey. We value questions more than creeds and answer to the Living Christ. In our worship, we seek to praise God, develop our spirituality and become equipped for our work as Christian people.

Webpage Links:

United Church of Christ
Northwest Wisconsin Association United Church of Christ
Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ

Our Location

First Congregational Church is centrally located two blocks east of downtown River Falls at the intersection of Third and Elm Streets. Ample parking is available.

Church Office Hours are:
Monday through Thursday:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Fridays 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day) are:
Monday through Thursday:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Closed on Fridays.

Address: 110 North Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: 715-425-2052

Our Church History

For over 150 years, we have faithfully served the River Falls community and beyond. Our congregation strives to meet the changing needs of the St. Croix Valley.



Our Staff





Rev. Chris Myers





Rev. Stacy Johnson Myers
Minister of Christian Education





Rev. Dave Ostendorf
Minister for Community





JaNae Westrich
Youth Pastor






Jamie Mills
Music Coordinator





Missy Luedtke
Office Assistant





Dave Mountain





Tim Bylander
Building Supervisor