Who We Are
First Covenant Church is a wonderful place where individuals and families grow stronger in their love for God, as well as in their care for each other. Historic, we've been serving downtown Jamestown since 1879. It is our hope that we can be God's light to our surrounding neighborhood as Jesus commanded in Matthew 25:40.
WE'RE A FAMILY
We as a congregation are focused on loving and caring for one another. The Church is invited to "consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another" (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Worshiping, praying, studying and serving together is how we live out this faith. We want to invite you to join us as a member of the family of God.
WE'RE PRESENT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Our church is present in the neighborhood. It is our hope that we are continuously working to better the lives of those around us. Jesus said, "truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" (Matthew 24:40 NIV).
Attempting to provide for our community has lead to the formation of "We Believe" Christ-centered recovery group, "God's Food Pantry," tutoring at local schools, prayer walks through the neighborhood, and even block parties!
WE'RE MEMBERS OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
Our congregation is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America, a denomination focused on strengthening each and every one of our relationships with Christ, no matter what our background. As a member of the denomination, our beliefs can be summed up by these statements:
"The ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
- Evangelical, but not exclusive
- Biblical, but not doctrinaire
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent"