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“First Church” — as we humbly call ourselves — is the oldest congregation in Lake County. We began as a church during the presidency of James Madison, the fourth US President. Founded in 1810, we have been ministering within Painesville and the wider community for more than 200 years.

Formally, we are First Church, Congregational, with a membership of 500 people drawn from all segments of our community. We are an economically, racially, educationally, and generationally diverse congregation. You will find our members working in factories, farms, classrooms, and offices, as well as enjoying their retirement.  Learn more.


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Join us for these FREE events:
 Wednesday                                                                                         Sunday

 December 9th at 6pm                                                              December 20th

Women’s Fellowship Candlelight Dinner                Family Christmas Service and Children’s Program

                                                                                               “The Miracle of Jesus” and

                                                                                      “The Journey through Bethlehem”

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Worship Services

9:00 a.m.   Contemporary
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Traditional

First Church Congregational
22 Liberty St
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 357-7518