An Overview of Murphys First Congregational Church

Welcoming Statement

First Congregational Church of Murphys, United Church of Christ, believes we are all God’s creation – no exceptions.

We believe we are all individually and uniquely crafted by God and we are all deserving of God’s grace – no exceptions.




We believe that all people are beloved by God and we strive to serve as a welcoming and nurturing church community

 to discern the Bible with insight for today


Whoever you are, wherever you are life’s journey, you are welcome here to worship and serve with a loving and caring faith community. May the Peace of Christ be with you.

(Adopted by Church Council 2012)

(Whoever you are . . . is from UCC Still Speaking Initiative)


First Congregational Church is a congregation of the Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ. As a member church of that denomination, we are self-governing, with a deep sense of responsibility to minister to our own people, the community and the world.

We are a diverse group of Christian people who in most instances have moved here from many different places. Young, old, and in-between, there is a high degree of diversity in our congregation, welcoming persons of many different church backgrounds and ideas about God. We subscribe to the idea of "in essentials - unity, in non-essentials - liberty, in all things - charity." This allows an atmosphere where we can all grow together spiritually.

We strive to be a friendly, caring church where people can come to seek and find the love of God amid a community of neighbors and friends.


The Mission of Murphys First Congregational Church is:

Responding to Godís Love, our greatest joy is found as we praise God and seek Godís guidance through worship and prayer, witness to the good news of Godís love in Jesus Christ, discern the Bible with insight for today, pursue justice and peace for the diversity of Godís people, work toward good stewardship of Godís wondrous world, support and encourage families and homes, share with those in need, always trusting in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

(This Mission Statement adopted at the June 3, 2001 Semi-Annual Meeting)

map of MurphysLOCATING US

We are located in the center of the historic gold mining town of Murphys, California, at the corner of Algiers and Church Streets, just one block east of Main St.

Murphys is just up Highway 4 from Angels Camp, one hour's drive from the San Joaquin Valley town of Stockton, and 2 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. Click here for a map of Northern California, showing the location of the town of Murphys.


You can contact us in one of the following ways:

Church and Algiers St.
P.O. Box 48
Murphys, California 95247


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